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Baresi bag-snatchers

A word of warning: the Baresi take positive delight in portraying the old city as a den of thieves, and certainly strolling through the narrow alleys with your camera in full view isn’t particularly wise. Bag snatching by young kids on mopeds (the topini, or “little mice”) isn’t as rife as it once was, but neither is it extinct, so it’s best to keep your wits about you.