Is Milan Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Milan is generally safe for solo female travelers. It's a bustling, cosmopolitan city with an efficient public transportation system. Street crime such as pickpocketing can occur, particularly in tourist-heavy locations or on public transportation, but violent crime is relatively rare. As a female traveler, it's advisable to take standard precautions such as avoiding walking alone late at night in less crowded areas, and being aware of your surroundings at all times.

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How safe is Milan?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Milan, being one of the global capitals of fashion and design, is generally safe at night, even for solo female travelers. The city is bustling and vibrant at all hours, with well-lit streets and many people around, even relatively late. Important areas like the city center and shopping districts are quite populated and patrolled by police. However, as with any place, some neighborhoods may be less safe than others and it's always important to remain vigilant, especially when walking alone. Public transportation typically runs late in the night and taxis are readily available.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

Public transportation in Milan, is generally highly reliable and safe. Buses, trams, and Metropolitana (subway) are mainly operated by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi and they tend to be punctual and well-maintained. There might occasionally be pickpockets in crowded places, but by being cautious with your belongings, you can mitigate this risk. Trams and buses often have special spots reserved for women at night for added safety. The city's commitment to safety and convenience make traveling by public transport in Milan a very viable option.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

During your solo travel in Milan, you may experience an occasional catcalling or staring in some specific areas, but it is not prevalent throughout the city. Local people are generally respectful and maintain a decent behavior towards solo women travelers. Be aware that it can happen but it's not a constant issue.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Moderate

While Milan is generally safe, petty crimes such as pickpocketing, bag snatching, and scams can occasionally occur, especially in crowded places such as public transportation and tourist sites. However, these crimes can be minimized by maintaining constant vigilance over personal belongings, avoiding ostentatious display of valuables, and practicing awareness of your surroundings.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Milan is thoroughly clean and safe for drinking. The city has an incredibly good water filtration system making the tap water not only safe but also tasty. Refilling your water bottle from the tap or drinking from public water fountains is a normal practice among locals and visitors alike.

Is Milan safe to travel?

4.2 /5

Based on 28 experiences

Nour

Nour

Finland

Group travel experience

I felt safe most of the time as we were a group, it’s not my first time in Milan so I knew what areas to avoid at night, there was lots to see and do. It’s a great vacation for a group of friends as it’s a versatile city. I loved the atmosphere and enjoyed the evenings as well

Posted: June 14, 2024
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Rona

Rona (43)

Philippines

Solo travel experience

It was my first time in Europe and i enjoyed it very much, went to Milan Italy and Barcelona Spain. I was paranoid at first because i was warned that there was a lot of pickpockets in the city, fortunately didn’t happen to me. Thank goodness. Over all i felt safe in milan and barcelona. So girls, try it. I love barcelona. Very relaxed and walkable city.

Posted: June 6, 2024Experienced: June, 2024
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Group travel experience

Milan is a safe city for travelers, with efficient public transport and plenty to see. Beware of pickpockets in tourist areas. Enjoy landmarks like the Duomo, La Scala, and its vibrant fashion and culinary scenes.

Posted: May 15, 2024Experienced: September, 2022
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Solo travel experience

Milan was my first solo journey, I didn't speak Italian, and I had never been to Italy before. I often got lost, but always found a place to eat. I felt very safe in this city and would recommend it to any woman wanting to explore and eat amazing food. The city gave me a lot of confidence and reminded me that I could face this world alone.

Posted: January 18, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I stayed in Milan for 3 days alone in November and I really enjoyed it there. I walked or took the subway everywhere and felt safe all the time. However, I did not go out at night, so I am not sure how safe it is there after dark, but other than that, I would recommend this place. Beautiful architecture and a lot to see.

Posted: December 3, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I spent 2 days in Milan and felt really safe. The city is very vibrant, even at night. It's really easy to get around using public transportation. I had a hotel near the central station and I never used a taxi. It was truly a wonderful time.

Posted: October 20, 2023
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Solo travel experience

My first solo trip was to Milan and I absolutely loved it. I spent there 3 days, one day I went on a trip to Lake Como, and the next to Turin. I felt safe and didn't have any problems. Language was not a problem, I mainly communicated in English and understood Italian.

Posted: October 17, 2023
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Andreea

Andreea

Romania

Solo travel experience

As a gelato lover I want to recommend you this place in Milan: Viel🍦So delish! 🥰 Maybe you are a gelato lover too, haha! Of course the city itself was a vibe and as a solo traveler I felt safe and mesmerized by the architecture, art in general, green spaces, kind and curious people. 😁 #bellaitalia

Posted: October 5, 2023
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Gülis

Gülis

Turkey

Solo travel experience

I think it was a good city to solo travel to, my host was very nice and she took me to hidden spots around the city. There were some sketchy guys sometimes but overall it was a safe experience, and the city that time of the year was amazing.

Posted: July 24, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I went on a solo trip to Milan, Italy, and it was amazing! It was my first time travelling alone, I didn't speak the language nor did I know Italy well, but I had a great time there. I often got lost, but I always managed to find a place to eat, which was amusing. I felt really safe in the city and I would certainly recommend it to all women who want to explore and enjoy delicious food. This journey gave me a lot of confidence and reminded me that I am a strong woman who can handle anything on her own!

Posted: July 1, 2023
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Is Milan safe for women?

Safety rating

3 /5

Based on 8 experiences

Crime rates rating

2 /5

Based on 8 experiences

Milan is not safe for solo travelers , be careful in the subway because of pickpockets, especially in duomo stop , and dont walk alone at night. Try to avoid parks and stations, especially at night .

Posted: June 20, 2024
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Safe depending on the zone and time of day. Usually around centrale, where the train station is, gets bad after dark. It’s a very quiet city at night so can feel scary if you’re on the street but there are buses that run at night so you don’t necessarily need to walk all the time.

Posted: May 8, 2024
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Is Milan safe right now?

Before your visit to Milan, 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: June 4, 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 Milan worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 28 experiences

Family travel experience

Milan is very beautiful place with a lot of historical monuments and places to take a look on the master art from the majestic painters. It’s average prices but not cheap. There is good places to eat tasty and local food. It’s has a lot of other culture here and very fast and comfortable transportation. But you must pay a lot of attention on pickpockets !

Posted: May 20, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

Great place for solo travelling if you love walking around, sightseeing, shopping and great food! There are female-only hostels available in the central of the city - very close to all must-see places.

Posted: November 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Milan

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Ioana

Ioana

About Me

Hello ladies, my name is Ioana and I am a product developer and entrepreneur. Copenhagen, it has been my home for the past 9 years, I am engaged here but I have to travel to Milano for a some period. I love meeting people, I love food, cultures, music and life in general. I am a creative person with a true passion for philosophical discussions.

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Sabrina

Sabrina

About Me

I’m a young and ambitious Italian artist. I’m discovering the world and meeting people around for new inspiration🌸 I’m looking forward to start a wonderful journey in Barcelona,Berlin and Budapest

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Daniela

Daniela

Milan

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2 days

About me

Hello! I’m a latina living in Europe :) I love to travel and meet new people. I love love to share a cup of coffee or go hiking with an interesting person! 🤭

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Victoria

Victoria

Milan

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3 days

About me

I’ll go with the short story: I’m from Milan, I live in Rome, I’ve been a producer organising commercials, music video, films, series and photo shoots for years now I’ve decided to stop organising other people’s art and start valuing my own vision, I started shooting in analogic and now it’s what I love and what I am.

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Fizza

Fizza

About Me

I am volunteer in Latvia right now. I am 22 years old.

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Laura

Laura

About Me

My name is Laura, I'm 24 and live in the Netherlands. I love cooking and food in general. I go to the gym 3 times a week and like to be active! However, I will never say no to a nice cocktail or wine on a terrace. Generally not a very spiritual person, but as a Gemini I can confirm that this sign reflects my personality VERY much. I'm down for absolutely anything and very sure that we'll have the most fun doing it!

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