I see this is a regular topic on this Board but what precautions do you recommend against pick-pockets and other thieves (other than staying indoors and never going out)?
Some visitors tell warning stories about pick-pockets on trains, tourist site queues and elsewhere. A friend of mine experienced a cab driver who wanted to charge her much more than the fare from the airport and ended up grabbing one of her suitcases which she never saw again and so on.
My own experience a few years ago was with a railway employee who decided a mug from down under with not much Italian was easy pickings and tried to short-change me (considerably). He insisted loudly he was correct until another (honest) employee intervened and I got my correct money.
No general disparagement of the delightful people of Rome is intended. We have our fair share of low-life here at home. I just want to know what sensible general precautions we should take.
TragicEdited: 20 June 2014, 09:02