Italy Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
Oct 02, 2001
As stated in the Department of State's Worldwide Caution dated September 28, 2001, U.S. citizens and interests abroad continue to be at increased risk of terrorist actions from extremist groups. The Department has received information that "symbols of American capitalism" in Italy may be targeted for attack in the next month. We will provide updated information should it become available.
U.S. citizens are urged to maintain a high level of vigilance and to increase their security awareness. American citizens are also urged to avoid contact with any suspicious, unfamiliar objects, and to report the presence of the objects to local authorities.
American citizens may contact the American Citizens Services unit of the U.S. Embassy in Rome or the nearest Consulate by telephone for up-to-date information on security conditions in Italy. For further information regarding travel to Italy, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Italy, which is available on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov, and the U.S. Mission Italy web page at http://www.usembassy.it (click on "embassy and consulates").
The U.S. Embassy in Rome is located at Via Veneto 119a, telephone (24 hours)(39) 06-46741, fax (39) 06-4674-2217. The U.S. Consulates are located in the following Italian cities:Florence, at Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci 38. Tel: 39-055-239-8276/7/8/9, or39-055-217-605; fax: 39-055-284-088.Milan, at Via Principe Amedeo 2/10. Tel: 39-02-290-351 and fax: 39-02-290-35-273. Naples, at Piazza della Repubblica. Tel: 39-081-583-8111 and fax: 39-081-761-1804.
In light of recent events in the United States, Americans traveling and residing abroad should monitor closely the Department's Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov, particularly the Department's Worldwide Caution, when considering travel abroad.
This Public Announcement is being issued to update U.S. citizens to concerns about safety and security of Americans and American interests in Italy. This Public Announcement expires on January 6, 2002.