Italy Public Announcement
Issued by U.S. Embassy Rome Office of Public Affairs
Mar 27, 2002
This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens because of a possible threat to U.S. citizens in the cities of Venice, Florence, Milan and Verona on Easter Sunday from extremist groups. This Public Announcement expires on April 25, 2002.
As stated in the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution dated March 17, 2002, the U.S. Government continues to receive credible reports that extremists are planning additional terrorist actions against U.S. interests. The U.S. Government has learned that a possible threat exists to U.S. citizens in the cities of Venice, Florence, Milan and Verona on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2002, from extremist groups.
These groups do not distinguish between official and civilian targets. Civilian targets may include facilities where Americans and the general public are usually known to congregate or visit, such as clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools or outdoor recreation events. Americans should increase their security awareness and avoid large crowds.
The U.S. Embassy in Rome is located at Via Veneto 119a.
The U.S. Consulates are located in the following Italian cities:
- Florence, at Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci 38
- Milan, at Via Principe Amedeo 2/10
- Naples, at Piazza Della Repubblica