I can't imagine that happening to you, and then finding out that you were probably followed. We were in Venice last year, and we were looking at those gorgeous paintings. The only reason wedid not buy was because we had no place to bring them back. We said we would go back this year & buy them then. Believe me if we do, we'll make sure we are going straight back to the hotel. Which hotel did you stay at? Was it a LL package?