Subject: Theft in Rome & Train Travel
In all my travels, I have only been attacked by a pickpocket once - I was in Venice on a boat in the grand canal, reached in my purse to get my camera and found a hand there - I slapped it and the hand walked away with its owner. I never carry a money belt. I carry a larger purse with zipper compartments over one shoulder. I only carry the cash I need for a day or two, just in case anyway. But I am alert to my surroundings. Even when I stop on the street to consult a map, I pay attention to who is near me. Even though I travel alone most of the time, I've never felt threatened. Marguerite in Chicagoland