Ciao! I am new in this forum and there is so much I would like to learn from here. My sister and her family recently went to Italy and visited several beautiful cities. It was my sister and her daughter's first time in Europe and her husband chose Italy because he has been there before. My brother-in-law considers Italy the best country in Europe. He also believes that if it is a person's first time to travel to Europe, then he/she should choose Italy because visiting Italy is like being in the whole of Europe already. I am posting this thread because I would like to ask if I would take a trip with my senior citizen mother, is it advisable to join a group tour or just tour the country on our own? What is your advise?