Warnings and Dangers in Genoa
Known for an aquarium, maritime museum, shops, restaurants and a rich history, Genoa offers a great deal to satisfy your adventurous spirit. However, the even the best of cities features unwelcome dangers to avoid.
Common sense dictates that people who travel must have a great deal of money. Consequently, thieves are always on the lookout to pick the pockets of wealthy travelers. Of course, the best time to pick your pocket is when you are in a large crowd of people. Some groups purposely distract your attention in order to pick your pockets.
Secure all your belongings before venturing out into the city to watch street performers. The large crowd is very tempting to those who look forward to picking your pockets.
Old Town at Night
If you want to visit Porto Antico, plan your itinerary during daylight hours. As a tourist, you are not especially welcome in the Old Town. In fact, some of the locals seem to feel that you should simply disappear from view. Visit this area during the day if you want to ensure your complete safety. Never walk on any side street where you are more likely to get mugged.
Although the Historic Centre in Genova has become tamer during the past few years, the area still features unsafe zones that are not even fit to visit during daylight hours. Never enter an alley. Stay on guard at the Genova Piazza Principe railway station. If you must visit this area, bring a couple of friends.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Genoa.