International Herald Tribune's Tips for Avoiding Crime in Rome
Let's face it, Rome is a big city. And in big cities filled with tourists, petty crime is rampant. The writer of the International Herald Tribune'sRome Blog, Elizabeth Rosenthal, has a few tips for playing it safe in Rome. Among her pointers: Don't wear a backpack, don't leave your valuables on the table while you are dining outside, and don't keep your wallet (or iPod) in your pocket!