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Remember to be a bit careful with your belongings in some places in Italy

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I think we escaped being pick pocketed/ robbed today. San Marco Piazza, Venezia. Most touristy place we've been just to have a drink: listen to the orchestra and people watch. Ordered drinks, Rob went to the toilet and the waiter knocked Rob's coat onto the ground and turned his back and didn't seem to notice. I thought nothing of it, picked it up straight away and was busy messaging on my phone and Rob came back to the table. When we were leaving I picked up my bag and my wallet was on the ground. Most unusual. Wasn't till we got home I realised a parcel was missing. No big deal just teaches us to be a bit more careful in these sorts of areas. Forgot all the warnings for high density touristy places. Don't put your jacket on back of chair (with your wallet in the pocket!) Don't put your bag on the ground. We've had no issues in our three weeks so far in Italy and have become complacent. Should have been more careful. Our fault. Geez had some Euro in there. So lucky.

Italy is beautiful and all of the people we have come into contact with have been charming and lovely and honest.

Without this near miss I would have posted that these warnings are a "load of crock": seems they are not. Hope this reminds others just to be careful in some places.

It is not my intention to create fear or fervour... We just became complacent and hope others might learn from this. Ciao we are having a wonderful wonderful time.

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