Last year I went to Rome for a couple of weeks. Had to fly into Paris and take a connecting flight into Rome itself. CDG airport sucks, incidentally, and French people don't know how to queue up to save their lives. The airport in Rome looked like a high-end shopping mall.
Rented a nice furnishd suite in the middle of Rome, down one of these ridiculously narrow, dingy streets that barely fit the width of a cab. It was nice enough, there were plenty of okay restaurants nearby, and I could walk to the Pont Sant'Angelo without too much effort.
I hated Italian restaurants, though. Sometimes I didn't know how to get a seat before it wasn't clear where the front of the restaurant was. Usually I didn't know whether I should pay the bill at the table or wander inside to find a cash register or what. Everybody seemed to speak English, but everything was organized so badly that it didn't make any difference.
Because of COVID, you had to get reservations for everything, even when you just wanted to go to a goddamn museum. It usually didn't cost much, but still, it was a pain in the ass to show up at a particular place at a particular time when I was just on vacation.
It wasn't the worst place I've ever been (that would be Mexico), but I don't see myself ever going back to Rome or anywhere else in Italy.