Naples crime

Is Naples Italy dangerous to visit?. I hear there's lots of pick pockets and crime. Organize crime! how save is it for tourist

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17789 posts

juan, In my experience, Naples is quite safe. I've walked around day and night there carrying expensive Camera gear and never had any problems. However it is prudent to be vigilant for pickpockets, as those in Naples are among the most proficient in the world. Be sure to wear a Money Belt! Whether you have "issues" with crime may depend to some extent on which part of Naples you choose to stay in. I stayed on Via Chiaia on my last visit, and felt that was a very safe area, especially as there seemed to be a constant Police presence in the nearby Piazza. You might find it helpful to read Rick's comments on Naples in the Italy Guidebook. Cheers!

Posted by Keith
United Kingdom
683 posts

I've the same view as Ken. Although Naples feels a bit more gritty than many places, we never felt unsafe - just take the usual precautions. I admit, though, I was wary of going too far into the Spannish Quarter late at night, but wasn't concerned during the day. As for organised crime, unless you are planning on setting up a rival mafia, I think the Camorra will leave you alone!

Posted by juan
whittier, ca, usa
69 posts

Haha Keith,ill leavr the organize crime to the professionals ,glas to hear during the day felt safe I'm planing of being there during the day as I will be heading back to Rome in the evening

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17789 posts

juan, You may also find it helpful to have a look at the U.S. State Dept. information concerning travel in Italy (Canada and the U.K. have similar websites). Here's the link: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1146.html#safety Much of what they describe are situations that can happen, but in reality probably don't happen to the majority of travellers. If you're vigilant and exercise normal precautions, you shouldn't have any problems. Cheers!