In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Italy
Italy is a fairly safe country, with a crime rate no higher or lower than other countries in Europe. And, just like any other European country, it has its own problems in terms of safety, but there’s usually nothing to be concerned about.
One of the biggest risks you will face in Italy as a tourist is petty theft. Pickpockets may steal your phone, money, jewelry – anything of value – when you are not paying attention. Most of these take place in public, crowded areas, tourist sites and public transportation. Make sure to always keep an eye on your bag, do no leave it on the seat next to you, and when in a crowd, put your valuables in a safe place, such as a bag, close it and hold your hand on it, just to be on the safe side.
Another thing to be wary of are the taxi drivers. Although they are not dangerous in the sense that they will take you to a remote location and leave you, they might try taking more money from you than they should. Make sure to ask for the price of the fare before entering the vehicle, and keep in mind that the price for a cab should not be over €20 in Rome.