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Italy is an awesome place to visit. Just stay clear of the tourist hot spots. too many people, prices get jacked up and quality of food and service drops considerably. (as it does everywhere in the world during high tourist season)
Of course you can go to Rome and Venice and Florence, etc, it's not that they are shit. They are bautiful places to visit. Just go off season. Go off the beaten path, find places where the locals eat. This is where you'll get the nice people, good service and good food.
My fiance is from the south, close to Bari, and that is far away from any foreign turists. It's lovely. The coast is beautiful, the beaches are clean. Look up Isole Tremiti, it's paradise. Shopping in Trani or Molfetta is good and if you like seafood you're in for a treat in the whole puglia region. close by is also Albero Bello. Beautiful.
Just don't expect anyone to speak English... be prepared to communicate with hands and feet.
Genova, in the Liguria region, is also a very nice city. We went there for the Easter holidays. It was lovely and famous for its Pesto sauce.
I could go on, but there is too much. The important thing is to go open minded and without a tight schedule. Things are a bit slower down there, people are nice if you are nice1
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