Exercise appropriate caution
Posted Jun 13, 2007
Our 17th European country. 3 star hotel fine. Room up to date, balcony, overlooked patio & pool. Lobby, restaurant, patio, pool area, better than expected. BUT ... location not the best. Room broken into first night while dining. Lost $4,500 worth of photo equipment, cell phone, binoculars, jewelry, & personal items. Management was cooperative. Covered meals,calls, & incidentals; moved to larger room (needing new wallpaper & overlooked parking. Informed by clerk Rome is known for pickpockets, robberies, burglaries, especially in Metro subway. Remainder of 5 weeks in Italy, including a later prepaid 4 days in same hotel, were superlative. Best trip ever.