We are going to Italy for 12 days in Sept. We are planning on going the Florence, and Positano ( my choices), and Rome ( his choice). I have been hearing very bad reviews about Rome recently. I hear that crime is extremely high. Can anyone tell us what areas we should avoid staying near? Should we plan ahead to have someone pick us up at the train station to go to the hotel? How safe is it really to walk around the city at night? Are there areas we should avoid completely?
We normally would not think about this too much, but the recent reviews have me concerned. Thanks!