I've done as much preparing as I can for Italy and I'm about ready to head out the door in 30 minutes. I'm packed and ready to go, I think. I should be able to access the Internet over there (I'm told Internet will probably be the cheapest thing I pay for) and have just registered with Twitter this week (long story short, word from the World Blog Expo is Twitter - microblogging - is the in thing) and will try to update over there, too.
Oh! Save (from the Afghanistan trip) is going to meet us in Rome on Friday to give us an insider's tour. It'll be nice to see him and get a non-touristy tour.