Welcome! Enjoy the forums and fights on MTBR.
I've been to Italy and Rome a couple times and absolutely loved the visits.
My american bike is a 2013 Specialized Carve Comp. Previously I owned a Fuji Tahoe. I'd love buy italian bikes, but they seems like jewels ...Hello! What kind of American bike do you have? I would love to visit Italy some time.
And you CAN post in the wheel size debate threads, just make sure you either pick a side and stick to it fanatically or post something that has nothing to do with wheel size.