Be alert at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Take the usual safety precautions so you do not become a targets for pickpockets. Don’t put your wallet or mobile phone in your back pocket. Put any valuables items in a dark colour shopping bag when going out to avoid attention.
Pick pocketing is the main crime in Rome and occurs in populated tourist areas. Just make sure you keep your money in your front pockets and make sure you keep an eye on your bag at all times. Bus route Number 64 is notorious for pickpockets so be careful when travelling along this line.
There are not many severe crimes in Rome, as police have started putting plain clothed police officers on duty on buses and on streets. Be aware if you visit Rome during one of its many events during the year as its a prime time for thieves and opportunists to operate.
Tipping in Restaurants
15% will be more than likely included in your bill. It is then custom to tip an extra 5% to 10% if the service has been good. If the 15% is not included in the charge then it will state ‘servizio non compreso’.