NEW YORK -- The State Department warned that Americans in four
Italian cities may be targeted by terrorist and extremist groups
beginning this Easter Sunday.
In a March 27 public announcement, the government said it has
learned a possible yet unspecified threat exists against U.S.
citizens frequenting public spaces in Venice, Florence, Milan and
The announcement, which expires April 25, warns that "Americans
should increase their security awareness and avoid large
Further State Department information is available at (202)
647-5225 or on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov, and from the U.S.
Mission Italy site at www.usembassy.it.
Information on security conditions in Italy also is available
toll-free at (888) 407-4747 within the U.S., and at (317) 472-2838