Is Salerno Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Salerno is generally safe for solo female travelers. Like any other major city, there are always risks, but the crime rate in Salerno is relatively low. Locals are friendly and very willing to help if necessary. However, it's crucial to be careful of pickpocketing in tourist-heavy areas and keep personal belongings close. Always remain aware of your surroundings, especially when walking alone late at night. But overall, Salerno is quite safe for female travelers venturing out on their own.

Safety rating

3.2 /5

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4.3 /5

Based on research and crime data

Safety overview

Safety at night:Moderate

Salerno, is reasonably safe to roam around during the night. There is a moderate level of safety, according to international standards. As a solo female traveler, it is always advisable to remain cautious when walking alone especially in the late hours. While the city is generally safe, like any urban area there can always be potential safety risks, especially in less populated areas. Sticking to well-lit and populated areas, as well as being aware of your surroundings, can help enhance your safety. Always keep your belongings secure, avoid displaying expensive items and take local advice on areas to avoid at night.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Salerno is generally safe and reliable. Buses, trains and ferries operate frequently, and stations are typically crowded which adds to the feeling of security. Most locals and staff are willing and able to assist if needed. Just keep your personal belongings close at times of high traffic to avoid pickpocketing, which is common in busy areas across Italy.

Street harassment: Low

Salerno is a fairly safe city in Italy. Though instances of street harassment can happen anywhere in the world, they are relatively uncommon here. As in any place, it would still be wise to take normal precautions such as avoiding deserted areas late at night. Overall, the locals are friendly and respectful towards women.

Petty crimes:Low

Despite being a largely safe city, Salerno, like many other tourist destinations, can have occurrences of petty crimes such as pickpocketing or bag snatching. These incidents are usually focused in crowded areas, so stay alert in these situations and keep your belongings secure at all times. However, the overall risk is relatively low and most visitors experience a trouble-free stay.

Tap water:Safe

Tap water in Salerno, is generally safe to drink. The water quality is well-regulated and meets all the national and European standards. However, some people may not be accustomed to the taste or mineral content, which can vary slightly depending on the region. Bottled water is widely available if preferred.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 1 experience

Rating summary

Things to do

3.2/5

Safety

3.2/5

Food

3.2/5

Budget-friendly

2.2/5

Solo travel experience

I stayed in Salerno as it was super easy to do day trips down the coast. Amalfi was 30 mins by boat and Positano around 1 hour. I used Salerno as a base as it was the cheapest accommodation I could find around. I considered Sorrento but it was heaps more expensive.

Posted: August 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I love nature, camping and trekking and books!

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Ylenia

Ylenia

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Iโ€™m a 21 year old languages student on my way to graduation. I would love to meet new people on my solo trips. At first, many people say i seem snob but when they meet me they change their mind saying iโ€™m chill and fun! ๐Ÿ˜

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Hi! Iโ€™m Giada, a 22 years old medicine student. I love traveling (prefer slow traveling) and my purpose is to become a digital nomad. In the meantime, I host in my house in Salerno, close to Amalfi Coast, and I hope Iโ€™ll be hosted by new friends. Iโ€™m here to make connection, friendships and hospitality exchanges. Solo travel since 2018

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Hi! Iโ€™m Giada, a 22 years old medicine student. I love traveling (prefer slow traveling) and my purpose is to become a digital nomad. In the meantime, I host in my house in Salerno, close to Amalfi Coast, and I hope Iโ€™ll be hosted by new friends. Iโ€™m here to make connection, friendships and hospitality exchanges. Solo travel since 2018

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary

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