Is Venice Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Venice is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. The locals are friendly and willing to help tourists. It is easy to navigate through its well-known canals and small streets. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing can be a concern, especially in crowded areas or on public transport, so exercise caution and make sure your belongings are secure. Overall, with proper precautions, your travel can be a safe and memorable experience.

Safety rating

4.4 /5

Based on 23 experiences

4.5 /5

Based on research and crime data

Safety overview

Safety at night:Safe

Venice is generally safe even for solo female travelers. Streets can get deserted at night but it's typically a peaceful and quiet city where serious crimes are relatively uncommon. However, like any other tourist attraction, petty crimes such as pickpocketing can occur. Hence, it's advisable to stay alert and cautious especially at night. Well-lit and busy areas are always the most secure to stroll around. Always remember to respect the city rules and cultural norms to ensure a stress-free vacation.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Venice, including the famous Vaporettos (water buses), are generally safe and reliable. The city is heavily frequented by tourists, making it a vibrant location at all hours. However, it's advisable to remain aware of your surroundings, keep your belongings close especially during peak hours as pickpocketing can occur. There's minimal risk traveling at night, as stops are usually in busy areas. Women frequently use public transportation in Venice without any issues.

Street harassment: Low

Venice, is a relatively safe place for solo female travelers. Street harassment is not commonly encountered in this city. However, general caution is advised particularly during late hours and in less crowded areas. Also, it is important to ignore any unwanted attention, avoid eye contact, and walk confidently. Overall, the ambiance is tourist-friendly, and the locals are often respectful.

Petty crimes:Low

Venice is generally a safe destination for solo female travelers. However, there are occurrences of petty crimes such as pickpocketing and bag snatching mainly in crowded places and public transport. Always be vigilant and secure your belongings, especially in crowded areas like Piazza San Marco and on water buses.

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Venice is generally considered to be very safe and healthy. The water across Italy passes strict health and safety regulations, often tasting better than the bottled water. There are also public fountains all around that provide fresh, drinkable water. It's also safe for brushing your teeth or washing fruits and vegetables. However, if you have a very sensitive stomach, you might still prefer bottled water. It's advisable to stay hydrated especially during the summer months.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 23 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

4.4/5

Food

4.1/5

Budget-friendly

2.5/5

Solo travel experience

I've been to Venice in February. It felt very safe and it was easy to get around on the water buses. I stayed in an AirBnB on the Grand Canal and the street it was on was always busy with lots of shops, cafes, and restaurants so it was easy to pop out for food at night time and sit in a cafe and watch the world go by. A great city to wander around.

Posted: September 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I visited Venice alone and I didn't feel unsafe. I was never out really late but I didn't feel I needed to hurry back before dark. After dark, all the bridges and narrow alleys of Venice looked the same, so I used things as landmarks to make sure I was heading the right back - statues, shop window displays, etc.

Posted: September 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

The city on the water is very impressive and I've never seen anything like that before! There were SO MANY tourists. I've been there two days and on the second day I went off the main island and it felt much more authentic. I really recommended taking a swim in the sea and taking late evening public transportation boats.

Posted: August 10, 2023Experienced: June, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Too crowded in summer, but the food and the architecture was worth visiting. Expensive but delicious food. Avoid visiting on Easter holidays, it eilld be different to move around due to lots of tourists.

Posted: June 29, 2023Experienced: January, 2017
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

I loved Venice. Stayed in a hostel in Venice Mestre (mainland Venice) and caught the train to St Lucia where the main part of Venice is. It was โ‚ฌ2 each way, and I usually walked everywhere in Venice.

Posted: June 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

We lived in an appartment which belonged to a friend of a friend so we didn't have to pay accomodation. We stayed away from the crowded streets and didn't even bother to go on the expensive gondolas. The absence of cars makes this city feel like an outer world, very peaceful. We visited the Biennale which was very interesting and the park was lovely. Overall I keep amazing memories, and the sunsets were beautiful

Posted: June 15, 2023Experienced: July, 2017
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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jahnavi

jahnavi (23)

Italy

Group travel experience

I visited Venice during the carnival festival with friends. The city is very elegant with a vibrant vibe in its surroundings. Those canals and boat rides are dreamy. The masked festive locals are extremely friendly and add spark to the moment. The local desert castagnole is delicious. I recommend visiting Venice and experience it's vibe, if during the carnival time it will be even better. Beware of the crowds๐Ÿคž.

Posted: June 12, 2023Experienced: January, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Venice is just so pretty. The surrounding islands like Burano are so colorful and dreamy. I was there for a weekend and it was so relaxing. I loved it. One tip for solo travellers: Don't be alone very late in the city alleys because you might get lost.

Posted: May 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I highly recommend going to Burano and Murano islands. Burano is an island with lots of colorful buildings. Itโ€™s famous for its traditional handmade lace. When youโ€™re in Venice walk in the opposite direction to all the tourists. Aqua Alta Libreria bookshop is also worth a visit. I stayed in Venezia Mestra (the mainland part of Venice). Itโ€™s a lot cheaper than staying in Venice itself. I also recommend doing a walking history tour of Venice. It was quite interesting. As for food look for little alleyways and squared away from the tourist areas. You get more local and authentic foods there. I didnโ€™t find it too difficult to navigate my way around Venice. There are painted signs on the wall to some of the bigger attractions like San Marco Square and Rialto Bridge. It takes about 30-40 minutes to walk from one side of the island to the next though there are lots of water taxis (though quite expensive). Itโ€™s cheaper to take a Vaporetto.

Posted: May 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

Venice is a city full of History, where you can visit anothers centuries through its heritage monuments. It's very beautiful and quiet off-season. I really recommand you this city, and if you like Modern Art, go to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, a really cute and quiet place.

Posted: May 4, 2023Experienced: February, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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3 days

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Hi ! ๐Ÿ’‹ I am a queer French artist currently living in Venice and studying in Bologna.

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3 days

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Travelin the city? What are your favourite or must-do things in Venice?

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Posted: November 7, 2022
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