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12. Posted by Janire (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

The only people who are obsessed with blondes with blue eyes are the americans and we don't know why. In europe blondes are "passé" and considered not pretty but easy to get.... Men prefer brown or black women here, so you don't have to worry, belive me. (especially in latin contries).

13. Posted by Janire (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

The only people who are obsessed with blondes with blue eyes are the americans and we don't know why. In europe blondes are "passé" and considered not pretty but easy to get.... Men prefer brown or black women here, so you don't have to worry, belive me. (especially in latin contries).

14. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Janire

The only people who are obsessed with blondes with blue eyes are the americans and we don't know why. In europe blondes are "passé" and considered not pretty but easy to get.... Men prefer brown or black women here, so you don't have to worry, belive me. (especially in latin contries).

Hmm... I guess all those stereotypically blond Germans, Swedes, and the like are all reaching for their bottle of Clairol Black #518.

15. Posted by TravelTy (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

I met a girl (brown hair if that matters... it shouldn't) who was studying in Rome who was walking along and some guy reached out of his car window and grabbed her butt... she just laughed it off I guess.

Italian men are VERY forward and will wistle, cat call, whatever. I suppose you'll just get used to it after awhile.

It's funny because in America alot of women think of Italians as suave, charming men, but in reality, the women that I've met who have traveled there were completely repulsed by their behavior.... on the other hand they were all smitten by French charmers haha...

As a male, I could care less

I'm an equal (hair-color) opportunity dater...

16. Posted by Octavian D (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Take this from a guy : no ofence "per ragazzi e ragazze italiane" but the majority of the italian guys are just some pigs . When u first know them , they are so nice and polite but after some time u will see their true personality.Not so nice!!!
Never trust an italian.I learned my lesson !

17. Posted by Chia1123 (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Oh they are not really that bad but again I haven't met all so I don't know. And plus I am Asian so I can't speak from experiences how they treat blonds any differently. In any case, they'll probably be very friendly and very aggressive in the begining, offering to buy you a coffee/drinks, to give you a ride to tour around the city; they might also hold your hands, kiss you on your cheek, tell you that you are "bellissima", and put their hand on your butt when you are having a nice chat with them... I guess this is normal because it happens everywhere not just in Italy. They will do it, during the day, in front of all the tourists around.... you will be safe. Just say no if you don't like it and they'll respect you. And I would never go out alone after dark. Join a local tour or go out with friends if you have to.

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19. Posted by floridita (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

well, i guess you have enough replies to your question to be sure Italy is safe:)
as for the cheap hostels, go to www.hostelworld.com, choose italy and then any city you're interested about. it's a safe site and they have huge lists of offers. I did Rome alone last spring and lived in one of their hostels. It was really nice.
and ... Italy is worth seeing.
I even bet you'll want to stay longer:)

have a safe trip!

20. Posted by Kayla1 (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

I spent 3 months in Italy, and 99% of the time I felt as safe as back home (UK). The only trouble you get is men trying to chat you up, but most of the time harmlessly, and some dodgy people hang out at train stations at night, but as long as you have your wits about you you'll be safe.