Is Cinque Terre Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Cinque Terre is renowned for its safety, especially for solo female travelers. The smaller communities have low crime rates, locals are known to be friendly, and there's generally a peaceful ambiance. Police personnel and locals are usually ready to assist tourists at any time. It's still suggested to partake in regular travel safety measures like keeping an eye on your belongings, especially in crowded places. Keeping an awareness of your surroundings, especially at night is also suggested. Overall, it's one of the safer destinations to travel to.

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How safe is Cinque Terre?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Cinque Terre is relatively safe to stroll around at night. However, it's still crucial to take basic precautions as you would in any other location. Crime rate is relatively low but occasionally petty thefts may occur. The area can be hilly and poorly lit in some places, so be careful not to trip or fall. Always stay in populated areas, avoid deserted places and be alert of your surroundings.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Cinque Terre, is generally secure. The region primarily relies on trains and ferries, both of which tend to be regulated and well-maintained. Stations and docks are typically in busy, populated areas, reducing the risk of crime. However, as in any public area, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings, particularly in crowded places where pickpocketing can occur.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Very low

Cinque Terre is a peaceful and tourist-friendly region in Italy. Harassment on the streets is very rare, and the locals are typically respectful and helpful towards tourists, including solo female travelers. Just use typical precautions as you would in any new location.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Cinque Terre generally boasts a low crime rate. Petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching, while not unheard of especially in popular tourist areas, occur much less frequently than in larger Italian cities. Always keep an eye on your belongings and try not to flash expensive gadgets or jewelry to minimize the risk.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Cinque Terre is generally very safe to drink. It is well-regulated, treated, and tested for contaminants. However, some people may not like the taste as it can sometimes contain a higher level of minerals compared to bottled water. Do not be concerned about hydration in this beautiful part of Italy, just pack your refillable water bottle before going exploring!

Is Cinque Terre safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 10 experiences




Solo travel experience

I felt safe all the long of the short trip, even hiking by myself. No harassment, no catcalling in the small villages or the main town nearby, La Spezia. Felt even safe at the various train stations I waited the train at.

Posted: May 5, 2024
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My first solo trip was to Cinque Terre. I was there in April. I didn't stay in Cinque Terre, but in the town of Framura. I spent one day in Cinque Terre, and the rest in Pisa, Lucca, Bonassola, Framura and La Spezia. I felt safe.

Posted: October 1, 2023
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My first solo trip was to Cinque Terre. I took a train from Milan and in one and a half day I visited all 5 towns, doing a bit of hiking along the way. It was quite quick, but in the end it turned out to be worth it. I felt quite safe. I stayed in a hostel in La Spezia.

Posted: April 13, 2023
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Is Cinque Terre safe right now?

Before your visit to Cinque Terre, 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: May 6, 2024

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 Cinque Terre worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 10 experiences


Sara (29)

United States

Solo travel experience

7am-9pm hike all villages, one day. Hostel outside CT, took the train to 1st village. Swam and ate gelato or a meal in each village. Things were fairly marked. When in doubt I asked locals. Met many solo women hiking. Best solo experience!

Posted: May 5, 2024Experienced: June, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Cinque Terre is charming, but... in my opinion, it's a bit boring. The towns are beautiful, but identical; each of them consists of just one street and there are not many charming nooks where you can hide from the crowd and admire the views.

Posted: December 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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