Italy

15 Must See Historic and Cultural Monuments

POSTED June 8th 2016 BY Travel Writer
Plan your next historical getaway to one of these 15 world historic monuments recommended by TouristLink.  The 15 cultural and historic sites have shaped the world and have kept cultures alive for centuries. We’ve selected our top 3 historical monuments. To continue reading about the rest, Read Here. 1. Colosseum of Rome, Italy The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical...
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Italy – Child Pickpockets a Menace in Venice

POSTED February 6th 2016 BY Ellen
While Venice is one of the jewels of Italy, it also has a reputation for child pickpockets. Most first time tourists to Italy pick Venice as one of their destinations to visit. First-time tourists and even repeat visitors should be aware that while they are enjoying the charms of the city they are targets for pickpockets including child pickpockets. What may take thieves just a moment...
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Italy – Top Pickpocket Locations and Scams in Rome

POSTED August 3rd 2015 BY Ellen
Rome, Italy – a city where many say civilization began – and a city that many report is the pickpocket capital of Italy.  Almost everyone going to Italy will visit Rome, just make sure you keep track of your wallet and purse while visiting the great sites. Rome is a very large city packed full of ancient sites, museums, magnificent churches, and excellent food, making...
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Italy – Tourist Scams in Florence

POSTED March 20th 2014 BY Ellen
Florence, Italy is a must see city for most tourists, and therefore popular for pickpockets and scam artist too. Traveling through Florence, Italy can feel like wandering through an open-air, living museum. The most remarkable, most stunning collections of art are there to be discovered, but beware o the wittiest scam artists who will attempt to steal your personal treasures are there too. Favorite Pickpocket...
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Italy – Short Change Scam Venice Water Taxis – Travelers Beware!

POSTED May 28th 2012 BY Ellen
Tourists visiting Venice, Italy will all have to use the city’s water bus as a way to get around, as it is the primary way to get from one place to another when visiting the great city. However, a recent TV show has uncovered a ‘short change’ scam which targets tourists who buy tickets from the city’s water bus ticket vendors.  It revealed some dishonest...
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Italy – Stay Clear of Pickpockets Preying on Tourists in Vatican City

POSTED January 30th 2011 BY Ellen
 Thou Shalt Not Steal! Avoiding Pickpockets in Vatican City The top crime neighborhood in the world isn’t in Sao Paulo or Lagos. It’s not the Bronx in New York, or even Wedding in Berlin. It’s the small city ruled by Pope Francis, which apparently sees more criminal cases per capita than any other part of the world. It is easy to figure out why the...
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Italy – Capri Ferry and Hydrofoil Docks- Caution Pickpockets

POSTED June 11th 2010 BY Ellen
Capri Ferry and Hydrofoil – from Naples to Capri – Be Careful of Pickpockets Take this day trip from Naples to Capri for a memory filled day of wandering the beautiful port town.  Almost all travelers make this trek by taking one of the many ferries or hydrofoils that leave the Naples port. You need to be aware that pickpockets favor the activity at the...
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Italy – Pickpockets at Terravision Bus, Florence

POSTED June 11th 2010 BY Ellen
Terravision bus is a very popular bus.  It offers the cheapest/most direct transportation between Florence’s A.M. Novella train station and the Pisa airport. The bus is often overbooked, which is where the pickpockets come into play They’re attracted to the crowds and the confusion.  When waiting to board the bus, the driver calls the names of those who have reservations to board first. Instead of...
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Italy – Scams at the Roma Termini Train Station

POSTED May 11th 2010 BY Ellen
The Roma Termini train station is the main station that everyone uses in Rome.  It is also one that has been known for years as prime hunting grounds for pickpockets who are in search of a never ending supply of fresh tourists to target.  If you plan on arriving or departing from this train station, make sure you have read up on the most common scams used by thieves...
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Italy – “Scippatori” Bandits on Scooters Rip Purses off of Pedestrians

POSTED May 2nd 2010 BY Ellen
Scippatori  ( Italian for scooter bandits) are not common in the United States. They are more common in Italy, particularly Naples. “Scippatori,” are thieves who drive speeding scooters down busy narrow streets looking for tourists carrying purses or travel bags while walking close to the street.  If the Scippatori find one, they drive as close to the sidewalk as possible so they can yank the bag off the arm or...
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