Coming into Italy, I know majority of you girls are super excited about meeting those hot Italian guys with their charm, good looks, and unbelievable fashion. But let me tell you, you are in for a rude awakening. I'm not saying the Italian men are the opposite of what I just mentioned but for the most part Florence is filled with Albanian men. Most likely when you hit the bars or clubs you will either meet Americans or Albanians. There are few Italians mixed in there but Florence has a high capacity of students studying abroad from the states and the men know this. So, I am here to give you tips on how to avoid the creepy Italian and Albanian guys.
First and foremost do NOT make eye contact if you don't want a guys attention. If a guy sees you look at him he will not leave you alone the whole night! He will stand there watching you grind on some other guy until he can squeeze in some time with you. These men are very aggressive. If you happen to make eye contact or actually want to dance with someone by all means enjoy yourself. BUT, if it gets to be too much and you want to slip away make sure you find your friends and stick close to them. Sometimes men will just grab you away from your friends or pull your arm and when this happens I don't recommend going Jersey Shore on them and getting into a fight (although that would ward off anyone). I used to just grab my friends and move to another area or dance with someone else. The men in Florence are aggressive but most of the time you can tell them to go away or ignore them and you won't have any problems. Make sure to always be aware of your surroundings and for girls it is very important to have a friend or roommate as a safety. Florence for the most part is a safe city but just like any other city, it has its creepers. Florence has so much nightlife to offer so go out with your girls, have a good time, and start making memories!