Go for it! Italy is a convenient jumping off point with neighboring France, Germany, Austria and other places. Aside from several trips to Italy I lived there for three years during my DoD work years. My son was born in the Napoli area. No shortage of things to see and do in Italy as well as most of Europe. Thus I say go for it, if you never have it is well worth the trip.I would like to go back to Italy, went there once many years ago. I never got to see the Sistine Chapel which is on my bucket list. Being recently divorced, I may take a trip by myself one day
When I lived in Napoli British Airways had specials running. Round trip Naples to London Heathrow was $69 (USD). We would take long weekends and head for London, it was great.I spent a few days in Italy: Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice- great food, friendly people and good sightseeing.
Because you came from the USA, I guess they thought that you were OK and "low risk". They probably had already checked you out from the airline passenger list.Curious thing happened, though, when we first landed at Orly to change planes. No visa stamp since the guy said we weren't at our destination yet (Genoa). OK. Fine.
Brit Airways/Air France flight to Genoa. No stamp since we'd come "from within the EU". ?!
When we left Rome for US, no stamp. No reason given.