Italy is on my dad's bucket-list and he has a trip planned this summer with my brother. My sister-in-law is supposed to go too but is concerned about the possibility of a terrorist attack. Any suggestions?
Stuff like that can happen, unfortunately, anytime anywhere without notice. But I live in Italy, and the last terrorist attack that I can think of happened in the '80s.
In general you're more likely to be in danger at home (falling off a flight of stairs, electrocuting yourself etc.) or driving a car!
Let them come and enjoy the visit, life it's too short to worry about all the stuff that "could" happen :) almost 2 years agoAnswered by Luca via WorldNomads.com
Had pick pocketed wallet on subway!
She dropped it and all ok... Happened in 2 minutes on subway.
My new pants for travel have had velcro added to all pocket openings. almost 2 years agoAnswered by Billy B via WorldNomads.com
In large crowds, make sure to keep your personal belongings close, but that's not specific to Italy. The major sights have armed military presence and the police make regular rounds as well.
As for terrorist attacks, you're more likely to be killed in a car accident.The recent events are awful, but still rare. If they stop anyone from living life, then they've achieved their purpose. Fight extremism by not being afraid! Italy is a beautiful country. Go enjoy it! almost 2 years agoAnswered by Cascadian Abroad via WorldNomads.com
We just got back from Italy, and it felt safer than ever. There were police and bomb sniffing dogs everywhere, along with a lot of soldiers in camo, and it seemed to be quite the deterrent. Even in places where you would normally see lots of beggars, there were far less, and I saw police shooing away beggars. Any big city is going to have pickpockets, etc, but I felt much safer there than I do here in the US where I live, due to the increased soldier/police presence. Go and enjoy! almost 2 years ago
Italy is safe, as long as you are careful. Just like anywhere else! almost 2 years agoAnswered by Jenna via WorldNomads.com