Subject: Re: Pickpockets Italy
Ken, We read and take all the advice available on this topic. Everyone I know who was pickpocketed (including myself on the London Underground) was not paying attention and adhering to all suggested precautions. I know an entire family that was pickpocketed clean on the Rome subway, and two women robbed in Florence. One had on a waist pack, and the other had just placed her neck pouch in her handbag because she found it irritating!

My husband is a newspaper photographer who also travels with VERY high profile photography equipment. He doesn't seem to watch it or hang onto it with the vigilance that I would, but was never bothered in Italy. I don't know why this is, but I still suggest caution. And extra insurance on expensive equipment.