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Consulates -- The U.S. Consulate is on Piazza della Repubblica 1 (http://naples.usconsulate.gov; (tel) 081-5838111; Metro: Mergellina, tram: 1). Consular services are open Monday to Friday 8am to noon. The U.K. Consulate, Via Dei Mille 40 ((tel) 081-4238911; Metro: Amedeo), is open Monday to Friday (9:30am–12:30pm and 2–4pm). The Canadian Consulate, at Via Carducci 29 (www.canada.it; (tel) 081-401338; Metro: Amedeo), is open Monday to Friday (9am–1:30pm). Citizens of Australia and New Zealand need to go to the embassies or consulates in Rome.

Drugstores -- There are several pharmacies open weekday nights and taking turns on weekend nights. A good one is located in the Stazione Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi 11; (tel) 081-440211; Metro: Piazza Garibaldi).

Emergencies -- If you have an emergency, dial (tel) 113 to reach the police. For medical care, dial (tel) 118, but only in an emergency. To find the local Guardia Medica Permanente, ask for directions at your hotel.

 

Safety -- The Camorra-related crime for which Naples is infamous will have little bearing on your visit. Street crime is another story and it’s best to err on the side of caution in this city with catastrophically high unemployment, a big drug problem, and lots of dark, empty streets. If you have a money belt, by all means use it. Also use common sense. Do not carry a lot of cash, wear expensive jewelry, walk around with a fancy camera hanging from your neck, place your smartphone on cafe tables, or plunge down dark, deserted lanes at night. Do leave your valuables in a safe at your hotel (most rooms are equipped with them). When going out for a meal or excursion, carry only as much cash as you are going to need and only the credit card you will be using, and leave the others behind (including your debit/cash cards unless you need to make a withdrawal). Beware of pickpockets in crowds and on the subways and commuter trains—they’re crafty. Do not carry a wallet in your back pocket, of course, or even in your inside jacket pocket, where someone brushing against you can easily get to it. When walking, carry any bags on the side away from the street to thwart thieves whizzing past on motorbikes.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.