Is Italy Safe for Female Travelers?

Italy is generally a safe destination for female travelers, however, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions. Women should be aware of their surroundings and avoid walking alone at night. It is also important to dress modestly and be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and customs, and to respect them. Overall, with the right precautions can be a safe and enjoyable destination for female travelers.

Experiences from Italy

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 30 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

5/5

Budget-friendly

3.6/5

Solo travel experience

I traveled through northern Italy for a month last year and felt very safe. I didnโ€™t have a lot of money to spend on hotels, so I stayed in hostels, which were wonderful. I chose the hostels based on location and reviews. I was never disappointed. However, I would recommend choosing dorm rooms that are segregated by male and female.

Posted: September 21, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent a week solo in Florence & Milan (Airbnb in Florence, hotel in Milan) and I felt totally safe walking around. I wore a crossbody purse and didn't take it off of me even when eating meals. I didn't have any issues and it was a beautiful trip. I had a great time.

Posted: September 21, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went on a solo trip to Italy for 10 days and visited Milan, Venice, Florence, Positano, and Rome, stopping in each city for 2 days. I never felt unsafe once. I noticed once in the subway in Milan there was a young man sizing me up, but once he saw my bag was zipped and not an easy target he moved on. You just be aware and cautious like you would anywhere else. Each place was magical and unique in its own way and highly recommend visiting it.

Posted: September 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I was in Italy alone for about 12 days. I visited Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Milan, and Venice. Regarding city-to-city transportation, I always used Trenitalia because it's the cheapest option. I used scooters to get around and ended up with some blisters from the footwear. I could pay with a credit card anywhere, but I made sure to have cash on hand.

Posted: September 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I love Italy, one of my favorite countries. It's also ideal for solo and first-time travelers, a country with great cultural and gastronomic beauty. You just need to be careful with pickpockets in highly touristy areas or crowded places like the metro. Apart from that, it's spectacular. Every time I can, I go back. I never get tired of it.

Posted: September 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

A solo trip around Italy was one of the best journeys I've had. Italy is perfect for solo travelers. I visited several cities: Bologna, Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast, and everywhere people were open and friendly. I met fantastic individuals and had a wonderful time on my own. I moved around using trains, swiftly and comfortably. Overall, I highly recommend it.

Posted: August 28, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Anne

Anne

Germany

Couple travel experience

I went to Italy last summer to visit a friend in the region of Venice. We also decided to do a short backpacking trip by train in Tuscany. It was amazing!!๐Ÿฅฐ We went to Rome, Sienna, Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre. We had a good time travelling and some adventures. We travelled from Venice to Rome by Flixbus for like 15 Euros and then after our stay in Rome took the train to the other destinations. There was a ticket for all regional trains that covers 5 days for 50 euros which was a good option for us. In total we travelled for 8 days, but next time Iโ€™d probably try to spend more time in each place. We spent 3 days in Rome, 1 in Sienna, 2 in Florence, 1 at Cinque Terre and 1 in Pisa. For Rome the time was actually enough we did almost everything. A tip for Rome or general are the free walking tours you can book online with โ€œget your guideโ€. The guides are usually locals and after the tour you just give them whatever you feel comfortable giving. :)

Posted: August 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled alone around Italy last summer and didn't speak any Italian. I went to Torino, Venice, Naples, Luca, Pisa, and Florence, all were completely safe and I had an amazing time.

Posted: August 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Ioana

Ioana (14)

Romania

Solo travel experience

Italy was wonderful. I went there for a solo trip and it was amazing. The view was incredible, and people are so kind and positive with the tourists. The food is excellent. I'm looking forward to go there again

Posted: July 10, 2023Experienced: May, 2019
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I did a interrail alone in Italy last summer. I went to Milan, Verona, Venise, Trieste, Bari, Napoli, Pompei, Amalfi Coast and Rome. I had no problem at all and I didn't speak Italian either. Italian guys seem to flirt a lot, but I didn't accept any drinks and I was fine.

Posted: June 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Giada

Giada

Speaking

About Me

Hi! Iโ€™m Giada, a 22 years old medicine student. I love traveling (prefer slow traveling) and my purpose is to become a digital nomad. In the meantime, I host in my house in Salerno, close to Amalfi Coast, and I hope Iโ€™ll be hosted by new friends. Iโ€™m here to make connection, friendships and hospitality exchanges. Solo travel since 2018

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary

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ele

ele

Speaking

About Me

Hi! I'm a 21 years old travel addicted :) I like to improve my language skills, to share cultures and make new friends. I'm studying nursing at university and I'm very kind and friendly. I like nature and animals <3

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain

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Giรบ

Giรบ

Speaking

About Me

Hi, my name is Giulia and Iโ€˜m 20 yo. I was born and raised in Trento, in northern Italy, but now i live in Genova, where I study Political Science. During the summer i work as a lifeguard or as an au pair. I really like to travel, whether itโ€™s solo or with a nice company; i like learning about other cultures, expressions of art and music. I like both visiting new cities and exploring more natural areas.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria

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Stay with locals in Italy

Giada

Giada

Speaking

You can stay for:

5 days

I can host:

1 guest

About me

Hi! Iโ€™m Giada, a 22 years old medicine student. I love traveling (prefer slow traveling) and my purpose is to become a digital nomad. In the meantime, I host in my house in Salerno, close to Amalfi Coast, and I hope Iโ€™ll be hosted by new friends. Iโ€™m here to make connection, friendships and hospitality exchanges. Solo travel since 2018

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary

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ele

ele

Speaking

You can stay for:

2 days

I can host:

1 guest

About me

Hi! I'm a 21 years old travel addicted :) I like to improve my language skills, to share cultures and make new friends. I'm studying nursing at university and I'm very kind and friendly. I like nature and animals <3

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain

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Berenice

Berenice

Speaking

You can stay for:

7 days

I can host:

1 guest

About me

I love meeting new people and places. I am a friendly Mexican girl ๐Ÿ˜Š

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

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Upcoming visitors to Italy

Dyhia

Dyhia

Speaking

About Me

Hii! I'm Dyhia ๐Ÿ˜„ I'm 23 yo and I live in Algeria. I work as a data engineer ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปI love exploring new cities ๐ŸŒƒ new cultures ๐ŸŒ and new cuisines ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿคค. I love outdoor activities ๐Ÿšฃ Let's go for a run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ, swimming ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ, horse riding ๐Ÿ‡, to festivals ๐ŸŽช, and parties๐Ÿ’ƒ! ( I love singing too ๐ŸŽถ ). Tech person๐Ÿ•น๏ธ๐Ÿค“

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

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Dyhia

Dyhia

Speaking

About Me

Hii! I'm Dyhia ๐Ÿ˜„ I'm 23 yo and I live in Algeria. I work as a data engineer ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปI love exploring new cities ๐ŸŒƒ new cultures ๐ŸŒ and new cuisines ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿคค. I love outdoor activities ๐Ÿšฃ Let's go for a run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ, swimming ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ, horse riding ๐Ÿ‡, to festivals ๐ŸŽช, and parties๐Ÿ’ƒ! ( I love singing too ๐ŸŽถ ). Tech person๐Ÿ•น๏ธ๐Ÿค“

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

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Elena

Elena

Speaking

About Me

Hello! I'm Elena (26 yo). I am from Malaga, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ but I am currently living in Pisa ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น. I love theater, live music, art, poetry, dancing, eating gelato, photography, fancy places, fashion, nature, reading and entrepreneurship. I am looking to learn Italian and find people with whom to share a good talk about life or trip ๐Ÿท๐ŸŒž I'm very excited to belong to this community of womans who inspire me, I wish I had the opportunity to meet you all ๐Ÿค

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

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Local discussions

Solo travelWhat is the best beach city to visit in Italy?

What is the best beach city to visit in Italy? Something with airport, cute town and nice beach to swim? A trip is for mom and my younger sister, so it should be something not a party but cute and calm vacation ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: August 27, 2023
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TravelDo you know any secondhand clothes shops in Rome, Piza and Milan?

Hi everyone! This October Im going to go to Rome, Piza and Milan. Iโ€™d like to know do any of you know secondhand clothes shops in these areas? Thank you in advance. p.s: if anyone whatโ€™s to join Iโ€™d be happy to share your company;)

Posted: August 20, 2023
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TravelHas anyone been to Italy and what places do you recommend to see?

My 2 bests friends and I are traveling to Italy next year. We are staying in four cities: Naples, Rome, Florence, and Venice. Has anyone been and what places do you recommend to see?

Posted: August 15, 2023
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ShoestringDoes anyone know cheaper hotel brands in Italy not on usual booking websites?

Iโ€™m thinking of going Milan next week but hotels seem really expensive. Does anyone know cheaper hotel brands in Italy? That maybe wouldnโ€™t be on the usual booking websites.

Posted: August 15, 2023
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TravelWhat are some good restaurants in Rome and Paris that won't break the bank?

Iโ€™m traveling to Rome and Paris and Iโ€™m looking for recommendations for a good restaurant in each city. I donโ€™t want to โ€œbreak the bankโ€ but willing to pay a decent price for a good meal.

Posted: August 15, 2023
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Travel Safety in Italy

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Is Italy Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Italy is generally safe for solo female travelers. The country is known for its friendly locals and vibrant culture, and the majority of visitors have a positive experience. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to research the area you are visiting, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables close. Additionally, it is recommended to dress modestly and be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas.

Is Italy Safe for LGBTQ+ travellers?

Italy is generally safe for LGBTQ+ travellers, including female travellers. Italy is a progressive country with a strong history of LGBTQ+ rights, and the Italian government has taken steps to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people. In particular has passed laws to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and same-sex marriage is legal in the country. Additionally, there are many LGBTQ+ friendly cities in Italy, such as Rome, Milan, and Bologna, where LGBTQ+ travellers can feel comfortable and safe.