Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip insurance to cover belongings in case of mugging or burglary?

Jump to last reply

Planning my first trip out of the US for my honeymoon in Italy. My boss was just in Rome for 4 days and the last night at the hotel he returned to his room to find his room tossed - personal cell phone, company cell phone and laptop, plus 1,000 euros gone.

So, now I am freaked out. I have read to be weary of pickpockets and possibly muggers, and am typically paranoid of leaving anything valuable in a room without a room safe.

We plan to travel light, but will have either a laptop and/or an ipad and our two smart phones.

I am confirming with each of our hotels whether room safes are available or if they have a safe at the office we can use. But though I might add some insurance to our trip. However, trip insurance appears to be for cancellations/interruptions. I can put locks on the suit cases, but if they can just roll them out the door, not sure that is a solution. Any idea if there is a way to insure your belongings?

I also thought of doing Traveller's checks, but they seem very antiquated and I am not sure how readily they are accepted in Italy these days.

I also thought to check with American Express, since we have booked the majority of the trip through them.

I appreciate any suggestions!!!

Super excited, but now completely apprehensive :.|

7 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Following the Tour de France via Campervan
  2. 2 Cruise the River Shannon
  3. 3 Trip Report 1,000,001 Steps: Ups and Downs in Greece for 3 Weeks
  4. 4 Trip Report TR: Self indulgence in London and Venice
  5. 5 Food tours in Rome?
  6. 6 Trip Report Europe (London/Berlin/Venice) Last MinutepPractical/Ordinary
  7. 7 Rome Food Tour
  8. 8 trip to norway
  9. 9 "Or Like in Europe Where Folks Share Tables to Save Space"
  10. 10 Ireland or Scotland
  11. 11 How late is too late for a trip report?
  12. 12 Something unique about your best city anywhere in Europe
  13. 13 Rome restaurant suggestions
  14. 14 Warning NEVER BOOK at Castro Exclusive Residences Barcelona!
  15. 15 Can you help me with an Oyster Card?
  16. 16 Italy and Croatia
  17. 17 Help with England/Wales tour
  18. 18 Photography Trip Ideas in Eastern Europe
  19. 19 Travel between Madrid and Caceres
  20. 20 Backpacking Europe in the Winter
  21. 21 Walking and Hiking around Nice
  22. 22 Trip Report Crete, Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos, Athens
  23. 23 ...Got a speeding ticket in Spain...
  24. 24 Scandinavian tour - first time!
  25. 25 Walkers Haute Route, TMB, etc. closed until June 2015
View next 25 » Back to the top