Italy Travel: The Great TrenItalia Robbery
One of the great and convenient ways of travel in Italy is by train on TrenItalia. However, be ever vigilant.
Case in point 1. While you are getting settled in, gypsies jump aboard selling water, sandwiches, etc. But what they really do is, in the commotion of everyone settling in, they take off with your change and leave the train.
DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING UNTIL THE TRAIN IS RUNNING.
And even then, only from an officially uniformed employee..
Case in point 2. Eating in the restaurant car is a fabulous experience and great fun. But remember as the train makes various stops, the gypsies can jump on and jump off and sometimes with your handbags or luggage.
YOU NEED TO WATCH YOUR LUGGAGE AND YOUR HANDBAG DURING YOUR ENTIRE TRAIN RIDE, MOST ESPECIALLY WHEN STOPPED AT A STATION.
By the way, we have traveled for the past 3 weeks in Italy via train and have only had good experiences, including a delightful lunch.
So use the trains and enjoy, but be alert.