I am traveling to Italy with my family this summer. We will be in Rome, Siena, Florence, and Venice. I only use a backpack as my bag since a shoulder injury a few years ago. Several friends have commented that pick pockets are endemic in major Italian cities and backpacks are not a wise option. Any advice about bags you have carried to avoid this issue? I can't use totes or anything that can only be carried on one shoulder. A cross body bag might work but many of them are too small for an all day outing.
ETA: Thank you all for your help. I was at Marshalls this weekend shopping with DS #2. He needed shorts for camp. I ran to quickly look at bags and found this Baggallini cross body. The size is perfect and it is very light weight. The $24.00 price tag helped seal the deal. I am all sorted with my Italy bag. Now on to shoes...

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