I was wondering if anyone has planned a European honeymoon. My fiance and I know for sure we want to see Italy, but we are also considering visiting other parts of Europe. I did some research and I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. I'm thinking it may reduce stress to stick with just Italy (after all, a honeymoon should be fun and relaxing, right?). Has anyone been to Italy? How did you go about planning it? Is it worthwhile to use a travel agent? I've never used sites like tripadvisor or travelocity, are they any good?
Additionally, we registered on one of those honeymoon sites so people can pay for parts of our honeymoon instead of a gift or money. What are your thoughts about those types of registries?
ETA: Should I start learning some basic Italian? How well are Americans received in Italy? (I mean... most European countries don't seem to like Americans, but what exactly can I expect?)