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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.

Police Stations

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.