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1. Posted by Devin9 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I wanna travel to Northeastern Italy,to a place called Udine.Is it easy travelling to Slovenia by train or bus,and I wanna do some daytrips to Trieste and ofcourse Venice.Is it safe travelling in Italy/Slovenia,for a american.

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Yes, it is safe.

Just keep your wits about you, pickpocketing is a real problem anywhere in Europe, especially in touristy areas. It is a good idea to have several wallets so that if your cash gets stolen you still have your credit card and your passport. For buying small things on the road (snacks, drinks) have a wallet with small change.

It is easy travelling by train or bus, but it can take a bit getting used to if you go by car everywhere at home. When you stand at a big bus station with 20 platforms and look at a timetable in Italian it can be a bit daunting to figure out what all that Italian gibberish means, what bus you have to take, at what time it leaves and what the right platform is.

(I was in Venice a few years ago, I vividly remember an American couple who was stumped by the timetable of the water bus. They had been sitting there and wondering and asking everybody for over 40 min. I don't know any Italian, but being used to public transport it took me only 2-3 minutes looking at the words and making educated guesses at their meaning to get that there would be no direct waterbus to San Marco that evening, that they had to take a detour and walk. They didn't believe me and in the end I left on the right waterbus without them.)

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Would second what t_maia said :) I travelled across the north of Italy a few years ago and up to Lljubana, Slovenia by train. There are regular trains from Venice to Lljubana which stop in Trieste.

Absolutely safe travelling either country for an American. In fact, Venice (if not most of Italy!) is crawling with American tourists at any time of the year, so you'll be in good company;)

ENjoy your trip!