Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Venice is a very safe city. 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 Venice. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. Take a look at the map for most frequent pickpockets locations.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Venice is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
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 Venice. 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 : LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Venice. Don’t fall off the gondolas!
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There are frequent floods “Aqua Alta”, especially during winter or when heavy rain falls, which can result in some places of the city being closed.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Venice has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Venice is generally very safe for women travelers.
WHAT TO DO?
The San Marco square hosts the San Marco Basilica, and is close to the Rialto bridge, Venice’s most famous landmark. It is therefore one of the city’s most visited areas, and one of the most expensive. There are numerous reports of pickpockets in this area, keep your valuables out of sight (in a hidden pocket for example).