Semi-Backpacker Luggage Help

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Apr 17th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Semi-Backpacker Luggage Help

I am going to Italy in October for 15 days by myself via train and I'm trying to figure out the best option for light luggage. I'm spending 3 days in Venice, 3 in CT, 2 in Florence, 2 in Assisi, and 5 in Rome. I figure I will probably need a backpack for the hiking in CT and around Assisi...but it seems a prime target for pickpockets in the cities! I have a 15x11 khaki messenger bag that fits my laptop, but that also does not seem practical when out sightseeing in cities. I have a standard roller suitcase but am now worried that it's a couple inches too large for European inter-country flights (I have to connect on Iberia from Madrid). I know a lot of people carry all their stuff in a massive backpacker backpack...but that just seems silly to me. Do you guys have any ideas for efficient luggage?
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Apr 17th, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Look at Rick Steves website for well thought out, light weight luggage and backpack choices.
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