Oh man, I would definitely make time to read Livy in Rome. I love Livy, possibly my favorite author that we read in the History section. I've been meaning to pick up Fagels' translation of the Aeneid (yeah yeah, I know, his translations aren't the most accurate, but they're the most enjoyable to read). A traveling Johnnie group would be fun, although there's a real risk that we'd spend more time arguing over books than sightseeing. Have a great time in Italy!