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.

Safety rating

3.7 /5

Based on 4 experiences

4.3 /5

Based on research and crime data

Safety overview

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: 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: 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: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: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.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 4 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

3.7/5

Food

4/5

Budget-friendly

2.8/5

Family travel experience

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

Posted: November 8, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Bari itself wasn't anything special, but the surrounding towns were great. I recommend Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Matera, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Trani. I traveled alone and felt safe, but I didn't go anywhere alone after dark, except for the first day in Bari. I was focused on intense sightseeing.

Posted: November 7, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

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

Posted: November 7, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Bari for a week on my first solo trip, and I definitely recommend it if you want to relax on the beach and do some sightseeing. I didn't encounter any arrogant comments or unfriendly people even once. I walked around the city alone at night multiple times and never felt uncomfortable. The only thing that was a bit challenging was getting a table since everywhere was heavily crowded, and needed to wait for a spot.

Posted: August 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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