Montecatini Terme is a safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip through Tuscany.  Like always, common sense is the most important tool used for staying safe.

            Although crime and theft are fairly uncommon in Montecatini Terme, taking certain precautions to avoid these rare situations is wise.  Don’t carry around large amounts of money, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or looking flashy.  Drawing un-needed attention to one’s self is never a good idea.  Try blending into the crown instead of sticking out.  Make sure to lock windows and doors to hotels before leaving.

            Pickpockets are not a big problem, but they do exist in the area.  One can avoid these rare encounters by not being a target in crowded public areas (the places that they thrive in).  Women should keep purses and bags close to their sides, while men should store wallets in front pockets instead of rear.

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

            There are no foreign embassies in Montecatini, but a complete list of those found within Italy can be seen at Embassies List.