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Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves

Although this may sound cliched, beware of gypsies while in Rome. We had experiences were they tried to rob us. Common tactics include distracting you with a baby while they pick your pocket, or pushing something into your stomach while they steal your money. In some cases they can be aggressive. My friend's grandparents, who are native Italians, have had to fight the gypsies off with an umbrella.

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