Is Amalfi Coast Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

The Amalfi Coast is generally safe for solo female travelers. Like any other tourist destination, there are safety risks but are mainly related to petty crimes such as pickpocketing. It's always wise to be cautious, particularly when traveling alone. However, the area is quite secure, and locals are known for their hospitality and willingness to help tourists. Avoiding large crowds and maintaining a low profile can enhance your security.

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Safety at night:Safe

Amalfi Coast is fairly safe even at night. Locals are generally friendly and ready to assist if needed. However, as in any tourist area, it's important to stay cautious as petty crime like pickpocketing can occasionally occur. Moreover, some areas can become quite secluded at night, which might not appear as comfortable to walk alone. Standard precautions such as sticking to well-lit areas, being mindful of your belongings and avoiding late-night walks on quiet streets are advised.

Public transportation:Safe

The public transportation system along the Amalfi Coast is generally safe, with buses and ferries being the common modes of travel. They are well maintained and follow a regular schedule. Local people use them on a daily basis, and incidents specifically targeting tourists are unusual. However, during peak travel time, buses can be tightly packed which may lead to discomfort. There might also be language barriers but usually, locals are helpful. Always be alert of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings, as you would do in any other place.

Street harassment:Low

Generally, the Amalfi Coast region is known for its friendly locals and relaxing environment. While it's always necessary to remain vigilant, most travelers report minimal experiences of uncomfortable attention or harassment in public spaces. The people are warm and respectful, making it a fairly comfortable area for solo female travel. Street harassment is not a common complaint.

Petty crimes:Low

While instances of petty crime such as pickpocketing or bag snatching are not completely unheard of in Amalfi Coast, they are relatively rare. The area is well-touristed and generally considered safe. However, caution should still be exercised, particularly in crowded tourist spots and while using public transportation.

Tap water:Safe

The tap water along the Amalfi Coast is generally considered safe to drink. The water is municipally treated and usually comes from natural springs. However, quality can vary between towns and even within different parts of the same town due to aging infrastructure. Therefore, some may find the taste to be a bit off.

Is Amalfi Coast safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 10 experiences




Group travel experience

The Amalfi Coast is a very beautiful place to visit; it has gorgeous locations, and the local food is delicious. Traveling between Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, and Capri is very easy. It's worth staying at least 5 days. I arrived from Naples by bus, and it was a good option; everything is very safe.

Posted: December 10, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I was on the Amalfi Coast and felt super safe there. Really friendly people and also a small place, you can walk around it and it's incredibly beautiful. I highly recommend visiting this place.

Posted: May 24, 2023
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Solo travel experience

To do: My unforgettable activities list: - I was taking pictures of colorful houses in Positano - I ate lemon sorbet in Amalfi - I spent relaxing time on the beach in Positano - I took part in a cruise around Capri - I went shopping for beautiful ceramics in Positano Safety: I traveled alone and I felt completely safe. Accommodation: I stayed in Sorrento and I would say it's the best place to stay if you want to visit other Amalfi towns. Recommendations: Take part in a cruise and sail along the Amalfi coast.

Posted: July 15, 2022
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Travel plan: This is my 5-day travel plan - Day 1: arrival in Sorrento - Day 2: Capri - Day 3: Atrani and Amalfi - Day 4: Positano - Day 5: Sorrento Safety: I felt very safe Accommodation: I stayed in Positano when I was on the Amalfi coast. It's a beautiful town with a beach, hiking trails, and really good connections with other towns. Recommendations: When exploring the Amalfi coast, choose Sorrento as your base. It has the most transport options for traveling around the Amalfi coast.

Posted: July 15, 2022
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Is Amalfi Coast safe for women?

Is Amalfi Coast safe right now?

Before your visit to Amalfi Coast, it's essential to check travel advisories for Italy, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.

United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023

Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises taking normal security precautions in Italy. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 12, 2024

Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises to exercise normal safety precautions in Italy. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: November 2, 2023

Is Amalfi Coast worth visiting?

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4.2 /5

based on 10 experiences

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Group travel experience

We spent a week on the Amalfi Coast and visited Sorrento, Naples, Capri, and took a boat trip along the coast to reach the small towns. It was beautiful, but I wouldn't go there again. There are so many people. Driving along the coast was, let's say, a challenge. The roads themselves weren't that bad, but the traffic was a nightmare. It was not possible to stop in any of the towns along the way because there simply were no available parking spaces. If you're going to this area in summer (we were there at the end of August), do yourself a favor and take a boat trip to see the towns.

Posted: May 31, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I stayed in 2 hotels in Sorrento, and from there I took a train trip to Pompeii, a boat trip to Capri and a one-day (bus) trip to Positano. Sorrento is a beautiful small town with plenty of restaurants and shops.

Posted: February 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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