Is Florence Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Florence is generally safe for solo female travelers. As a city brimming with arts, cultures, and rich history, it generally provides a secure and welcoming environment for hesitant lone travelers. Though, like any other city, it's important to be vigilant and keep personal belongings close, particularly in crowded tourist spots. It is advised to avoid walking alone at night in less crowded and poorly lit areas. Do take standard precautions, but overall, your experience should be relatively trouble-free.

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How safe is Florence?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Florence is generally quite safe for solo female travelers even at night. The city is well-lit and typically bustling with activity till late, which increases the feeling of security. However, as in any city, it's important to stay alert and use common sense. Avoid isolated areas, especially after dark. Stick to well-populated areas and try to avoid walking alone late in the evenings if possible. Don't show off expensive belongings or carry large sums of money. If you keep your wits about you, your experience should be largely safe and positive.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Florence is generally safe, especially during the day. The city's bus system and trams are quite reliable and easy to navigate. However, as with any city, it's essential to be aware of your surroundings, especially at night or in less busy areas. More importantly, beware of pickpockets who are known to target tourists in crowded places such as buses or trams.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Florence, as one of Italy's leading cities renowned for art, culture, and history, generally maintains a safe environment. While a female walking alone might occasionally attract a few lingering looks or comments, largely from men, most Florentines are respectful and non-intrusive. But like in any city, it is important to be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking alone at night. Keep in mind that aggressive street harassment is rare and not a typical and nightly occurrence.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Florence is generally considered a safe city. However, like all tourist hotspots, it is sometimes targeted by petty criminals such as pickpockets, especially in crowded areas like markets or public transport. Always be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you to minimize the risk.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Florence, like most of Europe, has a highly regulated and well-maintained water system. In Florence, the tap water is certainly safe to drink. It is continuously monitored and treated to ensure it complies with strict quality standards, making it safe and clean for consumption. So, any time you're thirsty, feel free to fill up your water bottle from the kitchen sink.

Is Florence safe to travel?

4.5 /5

Based on 27 experiences

Group travel experience

I felt safe in Florence because there are a lot of tourists but because of that you have to be aware that there are a lot of pick pockets, you have to take care of your personal things, if you go out at night be careful and try to stay alert

Posted: May 6, 2024
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Couple travel experience

We were safe. Expirience Florence by walking at evening, it is totaly different from daylight, verry romantic. Food is meat and stake, no vegan or vegetatian. Darling you are in Florence- steak is our food- that is what they say😂 We spend 2 days in Florence, it was about 100€ for stay at pansion. After we took car and go around Tuscany.

Posted: April 16, 2024
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Couple travel experience

Wonderful city. Felt safe walking around, evening in the evenings. Plenty to see just by walking around. Lots a pubs and cafe’s where people are friendly and conversations started. Probably my favorite city we visited during our 4 weeks in Italy. I would go back as a solo traveler and feel completely safe and welcome.

Posted: March 30, 2024
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Aslı

Italy

Solo travel experience

It was quite safe to travel in florence. The food was really delicious I wish I can stay more. But I will go that place amd visit again. It is not a cheap city but you can eat a lot top. Boboli garden was such a dream. Everybody should visit

Posted: March 21, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt safe most of the time in Florence! The locals are very friendly and willing to help you! Even if you can’t speak a lot of Italian, English is widely spoken! I really loved the Uffizi gallery, and I recommend getting cumulative tickets for the bargello museums and the Brunelleschi pass for climbing the dome and bell tower! My advice is to avoid the restaurants that advertise in English if you want to find the local places! The food is absolutely amazing and typically the wine is amazing (even the house wine). The city is incredibly walkable, and there is a train station that connects you to many of the main places in Italy! There’s also buses that you can buy cheap tickets for at small stalls around the city!

Posted: February 9, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt very safe walking around Florence, even at night. It was so lovely and not crowded at all. You can walk mostly everywhere you want to get to. So many lovely restaurants and bars as well. S stayed in a 4 star hotel and got a very good deal on booking.com. I arrived by train and left by train as I am travelling on a interail pass.

Posted: January 20, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Overall very safe place for travelers! Almost everyone speaks English so communication has never been an issue throughout the time I’ve spent here!  there’s so many things to do and see here, from the main attractions like the Duomo to the local gelato shops, you could spend weeks just exploring the city and not run out of things to do!

Posted: November 9, 2023
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Lily

United States

Solo travel experience

I am loving Florence. It’s gorgeous and inspiring. I felt safe most of the time. I recommend staying by nice too rusty spots at night. There’s always people in the nice areas so it’s very safe. Don’t wonder to a new place off the main tourist spots as there are dark alleys. I stayed at the Santa Maria Novella which was a great location. Close to everything and really safe. Their atmosphere is elegant and super fun at night.

Posted: November 7, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I was alone in Florence and felt safe. I never really came back late but didn't feel like I had to rush back before dark. I spent an amazing day cooking in the hills overlooking Florence, and in the afternoon I made pizza and ice cream. It's definitely also worth booking tickets to museums etc. in advance, as the queues are long.

Posted: September 19, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I just spent a few days in Florence as a solo traveller. I felt very safe and had no troubles doing all the touristy stuff. I enjoyed the museums, food and shopping. I did a few organized tours and everything went great. There is also a tram that goes straight from the center of Florence to the airport, which is very convenient and cheap.

Posted: September 18, 2023
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Is Florence safe for women?

Florence could be more safe, but during the day and specifically in the center I feel safe. There are areas, like the stations, that are a little less safe. But generally I feel comfortable and Florence is a safe place.

Posted: March 17, 2024
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Julia

Julia

florence is very walkable and so it's easy to walk everywhere. i haven't experienced any sort of harassment or have felt unsafe here but it is off season so there aren't as many people. i would recommend just walking fast and avoiding looking too touristy

Posted: February 19, 2024
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Is Florence safe right now?

Before your visit to Florence, 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 AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Italy. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 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 Florence worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 27 experiences

Elina

Elina

Russia

Family travel experience

Amazing trip to Florence with my family. We have visit the Boboli Garden and Costume Gallery. The steakhouse was pretty good. We enjoyed it! There were too much people and we felt ourselves a little bit uncomfortable because of it, but nevertheless everything was brilliant

Posted: February 18, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I stayed at a hostel, it was a bit expensive for what it was. No breakfast, no cooking plates, no common areas except the kitchen and poor quality wifi. I recommend Piazzale Michelangelo which gives a beautiful view of the city, as well as the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral which is magnificent. Otherwise the city is very touristy and it can be a little stuffy sometimes.

Posted: February 2, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 3/5
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