Is Bari Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Bari typically offers a friendly and welcoming environment for solo female travelers. The locals are often quite helpful and happy to engage with visitors. Street crime such as pickpocketing may occur, especially in crowded tourist areas, but violent crime is relatively rare. As with anywhere, caution should be taken at night and in less populated areas. A good strategy is to blend in as much as possible, avoid obvious displays of wealth and remain vigilant about your surroundings.

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How safe is Bari?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Bari is generally safe at night, especially in populated and well-lit areas. It's always wise to remain alert and aware of your surroundings, but overall, the city experiences lower levels of street crime compared to other larger Italian cities. However, like everywhere, it's advisable to avoid isolated or poorly lit places after dark.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Bari is generally safe and reliable. The metro, buses and trains are frequently used by locals and tourists alike. You might sometimes encounter crowdedness during peak times, which is usual for any city. But overall, it's a good option for navigating the city, particularly when you're traveling alone.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Bari is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. Instances of street harassment are relatively low compared to some other global cities. As with anywhere, it is still important to maintain alertness, especially at night. Locals are friendly and respectful but remember to assert your boundaries if necessary.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Moderate

Bari, as part of Italy, tends to be a safe destination. However, as with many popular cities worldwide, petty crimes such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, and car burglary can occur, particularly in crowded places and tourist hot spots. It's a good idea to always be cautious and keep an eye on your belongings, especially in high-traffic areas.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

The tap water in Bari, is completely safe to drink. The water is strictly controlled and tested for quality by the local health authorities, ensuring it is free from harmful contaminants or substances. It's not only safe but also very refreshing, especially during the hot summer months.

Is Bari safe to travel?

3.9 /5

Based on 7 experiences

Couple travel experience

I just simply fell in love with this city. Many people don’t stay here long, because they use it as a stop for their trip around Puglia. But let me tell you, I felt so at home. And although Bari is known as a rather dangerous city I never felt unsafe, I often walked home alone in the middle of the night (I stayed in the city center, just fyi)I could probably write a full food guide, but you must try Frulez, and Panzerotti & Focaccia at Magda. And so many cute vintage shops, Piattini D’avanguardia, Eroi, Prinz Zaum etc etc. Also: If you’re there in November/December: Check out the Bari International Gender Film Festival!<3

Posted: July 17, 2024
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Family travel experience

I was in Bari with my daughter and I felt safe. The old town of Bari is very beautiful, though small. Overall, it's not an exceptionally charming city, but it's quite decent and definitely a great starting point. We stayed in a district located between the station and the old town, and everything was fine there. As is tradition in Italy, the areas directly around the station are the least pleasant.

Posted: November 8, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Bari itself was nothing special, but the surrounding towns were wonderful. I recommend Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Matera, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Trani. I traveled alone and felt safe, but I didn't walk around alone after dark, except for the first day in Bari. I focused on intensive sightseeing.

Posted: November 7, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Bari was not my favorite destination. It's a big city, located on the coast, so you constantly inhale exhaust fumes. I was staying a bit outside of the city, but I could still hear the noise of cars from the nearby highway. On the positive side, there were good bus and train connections for exploring other parts of Italy. I came back earlier than planned because it was not quite the right place for me. I prefer more greenery. As for safety, I didn't feel bad, I traveled everywhere on foot or used public transport.

Posted: November 7, 2023
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Is Bari safe for women?

Safety rating

3.6 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.4 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Isabella

Isabella

I always felt very safe in Bari. The city is know to be dangerous on some guides on the internet, but after living there for 8 months, I never experienced any danger. Walking home alone at night never felt like a problem for me. I stayed in the city center, just fyi

Posted: July 17, 2024
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Bari is a really safe place, only in the evening in some areas you may be the only person walking and you may feel uncomfortable but for the rest you will be immediately welcomed by everyone and you will feel at home, avoid the "libertà" neighborhood

Posted: June 29, 2024
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Is Bari safe right now?

Before your visit to Bari, 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.
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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
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Italy due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 15, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Italy. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 24, 2024

Is Bari worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 7 experiences

Group travel experience

Our stay in Bari is pretty short as we expect to take the ferry soon to Greece but it was overall a good experience :) The beach was nice, the people were welcoming and the coffee great ! I really appreciated the surroundings also.

Posted: June 10, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Discovering the area of Puglia was a great experience. Extremely recommended for solo travellers. Food is amazing and people are exceptional. I think my trip was 50% tourist and 50% local. It was one of the best experiences in Italy.

Posted: June 3, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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