Lake Como is a very safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that one should take when traveling to any new or unfamiliar area.  Like always, commons sense is the most important tool for staying safe.   

            Avoid traveling alone at night.  This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Lake Como as well.  If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lighted areas and take safe modes of transportation (car or taxi).  Walking alone at night is never a good idea, especially for women.

            Although street crime and theft is not common, taking certain precautions can avoid these rare situations.  Don’t carry around large amounts of money, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or looking flashy.  Although getting robbed is not a major concern, drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea.  Try blending into the crown instead of sticking out. 

            Because Lake Como has many water activities to offer, there are certain dangers that go along with this.  Visit the American Red Cross website for a list of useful water safety tips.          

            There are no foreign embassies located in the Lake Como area, but most nations have one somewhere within Italy.  For a complete list including contact information and locations, visit Foreign Embassies in Italy .