Trumpetgirl-- I agree with the first posts from Tootsall and dizforpres. Your main focus should be on the wonders of this trip. You will have less than two weeks in a wonderful country to see, listen, smell, and taste all that Italy has to offer. If you open up to the experience you will enjoy and learn more than you can imagine! You should return exhausted by the pace and demands of the trip, yet excited and energized by what you have experienced. Take along a mouthpiece for company, but look forward to returning fresh and ready to refocus on trumpet when you are back home.