Security Alert: S.S.C. Napoli’s Potential Victory (“Scudetto”)
Location: Naples Citywide
Event: Large celebrations city-wide are expected in late April-early May when the S.S.C. Naples soccer club mathematically clinches the Serie A championship. A second, formal celebration at the conclusion of the soccer season in early June is also expected. Spontaneous celebrations could last multiple days and there will be a corresponding increase in large, public gatherings, heavy traffic or road closures, significant use fireworks, and alcohol consumption throughout the city. The large public gatherings, heavy traffic, and likely road closures will cause significant delays commuting to and from work, schools, and airport and train stations. Visitors/tourists to Naples and the surrounding area may find increased traffic and likely road closures cause significant delays moving to, from, and within the city.
Actions to Take:
As always, American citizens are reminded to:
- Use caution, especially in the vicinity or taking part of a large gathering that could have the potential to become unruly or violent.
- Utilize good situational awareness, maintain control of personal belongings, and attempt to leave any violent areas immediately.
- Monitor local media and security notices for updates.
- For further updates please consult the following City of Naples’ sites:
Facebook Comune di Napoli | Naples | Facebook
Instagram Comune di Napoli (@comunedinapoli) • Instagram photos and videos @comunedinapoli
Twitter (8) Comune di Napoli (@ComuneNapoli) / Twitter @ComuneNapoli
Website (mobility and road closures section) Comune di Napoli – Trasporti e mobilità
U.S. Consulate General – Naples, Italy
(+39) 081-583-8111; the fax number is (+39) 081-583-8275
U.S. Embassy Rome’s web site includes travel information and the Worldwide Caution and Demonstration Notices
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444