Italy is generally speaking a safe country. However, as anywhere else in the world, there are some precautions and behaviors that can make you safer when traveling in Italy. With very few exceptions, the downtown areas of all major cities are safe to walk around. Caution should be used in and around railway and bus stations especially in the late evening hours. Pick pocketing is an issue on public transportation (i.e. subway, buses), especially in major cities and tourist areas. Keep your personal valuables close to you and stay alert. You may also consider leaving your valuables (minus what you may need for the day) in a safe at your accommodation and/or keep your ID/Passport and your credit/Debit cards separate from your cash to limit the damage in the event you do get pick pocketed.