Is Como Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Como, generally presents a safe environment for solo female travelers. Like many tourist cities, it has a well-established safety infrastructure for visitors. The crime rate is relatively low, and locals are typically friendly and helpful. However, it's still important to exercise caution, particularly during the night and in less crowded areas, as in any city around the world. Common sense precautions, such as not displaying expensive belongings or wandering into isolated areas, should be followed.

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How safe is Como?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Como is generally considered safe even at night. As a solo female traveler, you can feel comfortable strolling through the city streets, dining at local restaurants, or visiting landmarks during the later hours. However, like anywhere in the world, it is always important to stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings to avoid any potential issues. Stick to well-lit areas and be mindful of any overly quiet spots. As is the advice for any destination, solo female travelers should be cautious when dealing with strangers, particularly late at night.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Como, such as buses and trains, is generally reliable, efficient and reasonably safe at all hours. Nevertheless, it's always recommended for solo travelers to stay cautious and alert, specifically during late hours. The staff operating these services are generally professional and helpful. Meanwhile, be sure to have your ticket validated to avoid any inconveniences. Overall, it’s a secure and cost-effective way to get around.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Como typically experiences a low level of street harassment incidents. The locals are generally respectful and women usually feel safe when traveling alone, even during the night. It's advised to use usual common-sense precautions, yet overall, significant incidents related to street harassment are rare.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Como, is generally a safe city to visit. Petty crimes like pickpocketing or purse-snatching, while not non-existent, are relatively rare occurrences. Still, as you would in any location, take care to protect your belongings, particularly in busier areas and tourist spots. From time to time, scammers may also approach tourists, so it's always wise to stay vigilant.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Como is treated and monitored regularly, generally held to a high standard of quality. It is safe to drink from the tap without need for additional filtration or purification.

Is Como safe to travel?

Is Como safe right now?

Before your visit to Como, 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 Como worth visiting?


Mari (28)


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como is a city i did not enjoy, except for the smell of the lake, the view with the lake and the mountains (but the barrier right in frint of the lake was like in the way of, well ... everything) and the gelato i have tried because my friend i met in my hostelroom in verona two days before (we then traveled together for three days because we had the same route for those days what was kinda awesome). that was all i enjoyed there. como is a dead city that is just only still in buisness because of buisness. and i mean what i say. when i layed down to rest a little on a middlehigh stonewall under a roofspace right next to the church downtown, i said to my friend "this place sucks" she asked me why. some of was i said was "because this place is just for aome rich people, and tourists, the people working here are probably mostly not even living here, here is no real live, this city just still excists for making money." so... the only reason i would go to como again is for taking the bus there to one of the more welcoming and livebreathing villages along the como lake. just noticing because the app asked me for pictures: i didnt even take many... AND I LOVE TAKING PICTURES!!! will also put in some if my pictures from my time in menaggio, one village more up north the como lake.

Posted: August 28, 2023Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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