My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon last year! It was awesome! We actually did the Catholic Answers cruise with the optional 4 days pre-cruise event in Rome. The most time we spent was in Rome, and honestly, we didn’t even come close to seeing everything. People said we wouldn’t like honeymooning with a group, but we actually loved it. Aside from the annoying people who made us late to everything despite Karl Keating’s repeated warnings that they would be left somewhere. ;) We would love to go back to Italy, and see more of it. We spent the 4 days in Rome, with 1/2 day trip to Vatican City, also day trips to Sicily, Palermo, and a couple other places that my new mommy brain can’t remember the names of right now. We tried some food, pasta food, and found we didn’t like what we had, but LOVED pizza and gelato!
Oh, and we tried to pick up some Italian, but didn’t actually use it. I was only laughed at once, in a gelato shop ordering strawberry, fragola, with the emphasis on the wrong syllable. But, it made for a funny story!
I understand the frustration of not getting to choose yourself, but this is really a great opportunity and I doubt you’d be disappointed!