The Eternal City
Rome is safe by any standards, even for women travelling alone. As in any big city though, it is better to not look like a tourist: try not to exhibit your camera or camcorder to all and sundry, and keep your money in a safe place. A great deal of pick pocketing and bag- or purse-snatching occurs in crowded locations, but there is very little violent crime. Members of Italian public would likely be sympathetic if you are a crime victim and the police are also generally friendly if not always helpful. If you are robbed, try to find a police station and report it. This is essential to ascertain a secure travel insurance claim. In an emergency, call 113 (police) or 118 (medical first aid). Ensure to carry the address of your embassy or consulate.