Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Rome is a very safe city, but has some pickpocket issues. With a rating of 78% Italy, is ranked 34th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Rome. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Rome is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, particularly in large cities and around major landmarks in Rome. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Rome, and fake taxis can be an issue sometimes.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There can be some rare natural hazards (earthquakes) in Italy.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Rome has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Rome is generally very safe for women travelers.
WHAT TO DO?
The historical centre of Rome is full of beautiful squares, old churches, the Pantheon, and a lot of restaurants, ice-cream and pizza parlors around the Tiber river. The Isola Tiberina is a small island which can be visited through a stone bridge. There are some pickpockets near the Pantheon area, and sometimes people will stand outside churches asking for an entrance fee : don’t fall for this, as all churches in Rome are free of charge.