Milan is the closest city you’ll find to the fast-past culture and lifestyle of American cities, and its people go hand-in-hand with that relation; just like people in New York City or Chicago, Milanese people will mind their own business and leave you alone for the most part, save for the occasional curious glance.
However, if there’s one danger about Milan–and any other big city–that needs to be hammered home, it’s pickpocketing. When you’re on public transportation, always keep an arm looped through the strap of your bag or pack, and keep it in front of you. If you’re sitting on the metro, your purse should be in your lap and pockets should be zipped. Nothing in your back pockets, nothing easily accessible to wandering hands.
For the most part, when you’re out and about in less heavily populated areas, you have nothing to worry about. But there are people in big cities who make a living off of pickpocketing, and have had years to hone the skill. Heavily crowded spaces are their hunting grounds, so when you’re in those spaces, always keep a tab on all your personal items in the back of your mind, and remain aware of your surroundings.
We advise that you leave unnecessary important items at home; bring your driver’s license along with you instead of your passport, and don’t bring all of your credit/debit cards along. Opt for cash in smaller change instead.
Remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings in all bigger cities, but especially in Milan. Keep your head on a swivel, make smart choices, and you’ll be able to focus your energy on the fun stuff, instead of on having to find a way to get a new phone/credit card/passport in a foreign country. Make good choices, and you’ll be able to have a good time! As soon as the jury had a little recovered from the shock of being upset, and their slates and pencils had been found and handed back to them, they set to work very diligently to write out a history of the accident, all except the Lizard, who seemed too much overcome to do anything but sit with its mouth open, gazing up into the roof of the court.