Is Pisa Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On November 7, 2023
Pisa, Italy
Safety Index:
61
* Based on Research & Crime Data
User Sentiment:
90
* Rated 90 / 100 based on 2 user reviews.

Many tourists often visit Pisa while they are in Florence.

They come on a short excursion believing that the legendary leaning tower is the only thing to be seen there, but we have to say that this is wrong.

Pisa is a fantastic city to stay in.

Tourists who come to Pisa must go to Piazza Dei Miracoli which is home to many of the city’s most beautiful attractions.

They should also pass over the Ponte di Mezzo bridge and take some photos of Arno River and Pisa’s Lungarni.

If you are thinking about visiting this city, do not waste your time waiting.

Warnings & Dangers in Pisa

Overall Risk

OVERALL RISK: MEDIUM

When we compare Pisa to some other tourist destinations in Italy, we can conclude that this city has the lowest risk score. However, all travelers are still suggested to be vigilant and act wisely when in Pisa.

Transport & Taxis Risk

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: MEDIUM

When using a rented car or your own to drive in Pisa, you should always lock your vehicle, never leave valuables in cars and avoid leaving luggage in cars. Also, when traveling by public transport, keep an eye on your possessions all the time.

Pickpockets Risk

PICKPOCKETS RISK: MEDIUM

To minimize the risk of being robbed, you need to constantly pay attention to your surroundings and avoid talking on your cell phone in public places, as you might easily be distracted and your possessions can be stolen.

Natural Disasters Risk

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: LOW

The whole country is prone to earthquakes, so do not get afraid if you experience some tremors while staying in Pisa.

Mugging Risk

MUGGING RISK: LOW

Travelers should know that the snatching of electronic devices is on the rise across the city.

Terrorism Risk

TERRORISM RISK: LOW

When domestic terrorism is in question, the attacks are in the form of small bombs and devices and they are aimed at Pisa’s residents usually involved in criminal acts.

Scams Risk

SCAMS RISK: MEDIUM

When it comes to scam risk, you should know that alcohol and drugs can make you less in control of your belongings which might lead to robbery and theft. Our suggestion is to limit the amount of alcohol you take and always stay aware of your surroundings.

Women Travelers Risk

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW

There were not so many instances of women being assaulted in Pisa. However, taking standard precautionary measures is always advised.

So... How Safe Is Pisa Really?

Bag and phone snatching is becoming a common occurrence in many large cities around the world, and Pisa is not an exception.

So as to minimize the risk that you are left without your expensive gadgets, you are supposed to keep all electronic devices in an inside jacket pocket.

As long as you avoid displaying them anywhere visible, you will remain safe and you will not attract the attention of thieves and muggers.

You need to be aware of the fact that you can easily be deceived by getting false money, so you need to know that Euro notes received from any source other than banks or legitimate exchange offices can be counterfeit.

Drivers who come across people who are asking them to stop the car should never do that.

Thieves tend to ask for help or directions, or even try to point out a fictional fault with your car so as to distract you and take your belongings.

If you prefer taking a taxi, you are suggested to only use officially licensed taxis with a taxi sign on the roof.

All in all, the majority of vigilant and watchful people spend their vacation in Pisa without experiencing any trouble.

How Does Pisa Compare?

CitySafety Index
Pisa61
Naples66
Milan66
Florence70
Venice74
Rome64
Bologna56
Brussels (Belgium)60
Shanghai (China)66
Belize City (Belize)37
La Paz (Bolivia)52
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)43

Useful Information

Visas

Visas

Visas are not required for tourists coming from European countries, but only if they stay less than 3 months. If you are coming from other countries around the world, you should get familiar with the entry requirements.

Currency

Currency

The currency of Italy is the Euro. There are numerous banks and ATMs where travelers can take their money and exchange it as well.

Weather

Weather

Pisa has a warm and temperate climate which is characterized by heavy rainfall in the winter, while summers in Pisa tend to be warm and sunny. The temperature almost never falls below freezing.

Airports

Airports

Tourists who come to Pisa y plane should use Pisa International Airport which is about 2 km far from Pisa. In Tuscany, there are two international airports, so some travelers use the airport in Florence.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

If you are worried about your safety, you have to be worried about your health as well, so our advice is to have travel insurance wherever in the world you decide to go.

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Pisa Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 7° C
Feb 8° C
Mar 11° C
Apr 13° C
May 16° C
Jun 20° C
Jul 23° C
Aug 23° C
Sep 21° C
Oct 17° C
Nov 11° C
Dec 8° C
Choose Temperature Unit

Average High/Low Temperature

Temperature / MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High
°C
111215172126292926211511
Low
°C
336811141717151264
High
°F
525459637079848479705952
Low
°F
373743465257636359544339

Italy - Safety by City

CitySafety Index
Bari74
Bologna56
Cagliari64
Catania71
Florence70
Genoa54
Milan66
Naples66
Palermo58
Perugia60
Pisa61
Rimini62
Rome64
Sorrento60
Turin42
Vatican City72
Venice74
Verona65

Where to Next?

2 Reviews on Pisa

  1. L
    Lilian Jean says:

    Palazzo Blu

    If you are fond of the arts, do check Palazzo Blu, a lot of works of art that spans the centuries. Also, there is a free walking tour available – just google it and you can coordinate with a local guide! You’d make friends along the way which is cool. Having a friend would help too, some locals would try to take advantage of you if you show yourself as too gullible.

  2. A
    American’s writer from Pisa says:

    Have fun!

    I would like to comment on visiting Pisa. Pisa is a very busy city in the summer months because of the tourist but can get very crowded during the winter months. Remember when you visit any tourist city to be vigilant and be on your guard. Do some research on the places that you will be travel to. Check out the buses, taxis, and trains before you get there. Ask for information at places like tobacco shops, train stations, taxis, and other people that you are comfortable with talking to. My wife and I live in Pisa going on 3 years and we always try to help the tourist and anyone else come to Pisa and looking for a certain area or thing’s. We do a lot of travel not just in Italy but in Europe and we try to always plan in a advance with rental cars, airlines tickets, train tickets and hotels.
    When you are willing to do a little homework, and not just expect the cities or countries that you will be visiting is going to roll out the red carpet and everything is going to be great! This is not going to happen! So I telling you all to be patience and respect and most of the time the locals will help you with anything if possible! We know because that’s what they did for us when we moved from the United States in 2021.

Pisa Rated 4.5 / 5 based on 2 user reviews.

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