Are you thinking of traveling to Europe, why not go to Rome first? Rome is a wonderful city with many things to do, among them enjoy fantastic food, live art and history, and get a taste of the Italian People.
Rome is a truly international city with tourists from around the world speaking all languages, especially English, so communication should not be a problem. Flights are not expensive and bed and breakfasts abound, although hotels run around 100 euros a night to start.
We recommend you fly into Fiumicino Airport and take the bus downtown. Try to travel light so you are not bogged down by luggage. Italians are very friendly and always available to answer any questions you may have. They are very used to tourists so don’t be shy. They love to talk.