My first trip to Italy was in April 2014. I toured Italy with my choral group for nine days and I can easily say it was one of the best weeks of my life. We started in Rome and from there we went to Assisi, Siena, Montecatini, Lucca, Florence, and Venice. We sang during mass at St. Peter's Basilica and performed concerts in Lucca and Venice. We also did typical tourist-y stuff like take gondola rides and make wishes at the Trevi Fountain. I'm also pretty sure I ate pasta and gelato every single day of the trip (keep in mind this was a couple of months before I discovered veganism).
It's safe to say that Italy has my heart. This was one of the most blissful and surreal trips I've ever been on. I know it's a place that I will keep returning to.