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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Be Safe From Pickpockets in Your Italy Vacation

Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, comm...Image via WikipediaBy Priscila Siano
A perfect Italy vacation isn't just all about enjoying the thrills and taking pleasure with sight seeing. Safety should be one of the tourist's utmost priority. Rome is one of the top cities in the country where millions flock all year round for their vacation to Italy. In spite of the large volume of crowds in the big city, safety isn't really an issue. It is because crimes are seldom noted in Rome. News about young boys stealing a car may even be aired in national news because it doesn't usually happen. In general, Rome isn't just a romantic place but a safe spot for an Italy vacation package; you can roam around anytime and anywhere without worrying about your safety.
One concern though is pick pocketing. Just like any other hot tourist destinations, Rome is one "hot" spot for pick pocketing which is actually common in almost all major tourist vacation destinations. Pickpockets are roughly never locals or Italians but immigrants. Although, most of the immigrants are honest; there are still those who opt to the bad. An identified area where pick pocketing is rampant is "the wallet express" - bus 64. Most of public transport vehicle stations are on the top list of these "bad guys". Some travel operators orient their tourists on Italy vacation packages on how to stay safe in these places.

Considering the number of tourist who take Rome each year for their Italy vacation package, the ratio of pickpocket to the number of tourists is considerably almost the same as the other major tourist destinations in Europe. Most of the "bad guys" are highly trained in doing this harmful job.

Your vacation in Italy, particularly in Rome can be a safe one. Just remember that safety begins with yourself. And it is always best to be conscious of your belongings, stay calm and try not to travel alone.

Priscila Siano is the Business Manager of, a pioneer among the world's online providers of escorted, customized, small group tours to Italy. She also enjoys writing articles about tour Italy. Feel free to republish this article provided you do not edit it in any way and include the author bio as well.

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