This may seem silly or paranoid, but I'm wondering about theft on the beaches in CT (more specifically Monterosso). I will be there in September with my husband, and we would like to spend some time relaxing at the beach. I am a little afraid of leaving any personal belongings by our beach chairs when we want to go in the water. Is theft as common in CT on the beaches as it is in other places in Italy?
I have been to Italy before (Rome) and of course had my entire purse stolen, which was quite traumatizing. I had already checked out of my hotel and was killing time before heading to the airport, so my purse had my wallet, camera, prescription glasses, passport... everything.
If anyone has any insight or advice they could give me, I'd love hearing it.