Dangers & Annoyances
Naples has long suffered a reputation as a dangerous place. In reality, the city today is a relatively safe place, especially if you heed the following basic safety tips:
- Avoid keeping money, credit cards and other valuables in easy-to-reach pockets as pickpockets do operate on crowded metro trains, buses and at markets.
- Never leave your bags unattended. At cafes and bars, loop your bag's strap around your leg while seated.
- Be cautious of strangers who want your attention, especially at train stations and ports.
- Although scooter-riding petty thieves are a much rarer phenomenon these days, it doesn't hurt to wear bags and cameras across your body, away from the street.
- At archaeological sites, watch out for touts posing as legitimate guides.
Government Travel Advice
The following government websites offer travel advisories and information on current hot spots.
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (http://smartraveller.gov.au)
- British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice)
- Global Affairs Canada (http://travel.gc.ca)
- New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.safetravel.govt.nz)
- US Department of State (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html)
If you do run into trouble, the central police station has an office for foreigners.
If your car has been clamped or removed, call 081 795 28 66.