I've heard from friends who visited Pompeii last June that the area of the ruins has many pickpockets. I'm due to go with another friend this June & would like to know how much of a problem this is, especially as we are two females traveling without our husbands.
We're both used to traveling & take the usual precautions e.g leaving passports & credit cards in the hotel safe & only taking out the money for the day etc. My friends told me "they'll have your watch & the rings off your fingers". Were they being paranoid, or is it really that bad? We'd really like to know & any comments would be appreciated.
Thanks very much