I've been reading the Rome Forum in preparation to my upcoming trip to Rome. I've noticed many posts referencing purse/wallet snatchings and general tourist's traps. Is this a case of people exaggerating? As a New Yorker, I'm used to being on alert at all times. Will I be ok listening to my Iphone on the train like I do in NYC? I'm just looking for some perspective.
I have to add that I've visited London and Paris and found both perfectly safe, and didn't have any issues.