In Florence it is an offence to eat or drink in the vicinity of churches and public buildings, this is seen as disrespectful to the religious who pray in the amazing buildings of worship.
Violent crimes in Italy are very low and like most cities, tourists find Florence a safe destination. The majority of streets are safe to walk at any time of day but please – as with any city – at night stick to areas where there are more people.
When withdrawing cash from ATM try to go inside the bank. Beware of withdrawing cash from cash points on pedestrian walkways. Try to withdraw small sums and don’t flash your cash around even in the bank.