Hotel to Naples airport - safety for solo female traveler

Really would like to take RS tour of Southern Italy, but concerned about getting safely from final Naples hotel to airport. I realize a lot has been said about safety in Naples, however I'm excited to see it and think I will feel fairly safe with the group. However, other than the usual obvious precautions, should a single female traveler be concerned about negoiating from the hotel to airport? I don't know the hotels RS tour uses in Naples so I can't really research what assistance they may provide for departing guests. Can I assume it's fairly safe once inside the airport? Would it be better perhaps to hire a private company driver vs a taxi ride? Not really a chicken traveler but want to be aware of my options. I think there is a pizza in Naples with my name on it.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
24201 posts

Tami, Don't worry about that in the least. The Guide ensures that transportation is arranged for all members of the tour. Depending on the circumstances, you could be sharing a Taxi with some of the others from your group. One of the hotels used on that tour is Hotel Chiaia, which is in a safe part of town in the same building as an Embassy. There's a fantastic bar at the end of the street with wonderful pastries. The South Italy tour is incredible and I'm sure you'd have a wonderful time! There are so many interesting experiences, including staying in a cave hotel in Matera. On your free day in Positano, you can visit Capri or Ravello, or just lay on the beach. You might enjoy attending a meeting of the Sacramento RS group next month. The well travelled group there will be able to answer any questions you might have. They usually meet at a local Panera Bread outlet. Happy travels!

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
6723 posts

I checked the crime statistics for Naples and Sacramento and it appears that violent crime in Sacramento is higher than in Naples in all categories, once adjusted on a population basis (the prov. of Naples has over 3 million people). I think you will be safer there than at home.