Queen of the Adriatic
Be aware of petty crime like pick pocketing on the crowded vaporetti, particularly the tourist routes where passengers are more intent on the passing scenery than on watching their bags. Venice's deserted back streets were once virtually crime-proof; occasional tales of theft are circulating only recently. Generally speaking, it's one of Italy's safest cities. In an emergency, call 112,113 (police) or 118 (medical first aid). Ensure to carry the address of your embassy or consulate.