Our Calfee is brand new and we really like it. We have a 2002 Co-motion co-pilot (speedster with couplers), and that's the bike we took to Italy. I recall paying about C$1.59 per US dollar when we bought the Co-motion. We have never regretted that investment. With the Canadian dollar near par, the Calfee was actually a very good deal.
For our ride in Italy we took the train from the Rome airport to Orbetello, which is really easy to figure out. From there we rode up into the Tuscan hills. The lonely planet "Cycling Italy" is a good reference. We rode many of the Tuscany chapter routes. The highlights were the rides up into the medeival towns on the Hill Town trek, the city of Sienna, and the ride around Elba. As memories go, the hill town of Pitigliano stands alone as a great one. We found the Tuscan scenery to be among the most beautiful we have ridden through, the food was very nice, and the hills were very tough. Traffic is very good for cyclists, but the roads are not as well signed as they are in France. The only real caution I have is that there doesn't seem to be much English spoken where we were, but the people were very understanding and they help you find a way to communicate.
Tuscany is a great place to ride, and I'd recommend it. I know there are lots of guided tours there, but it's easy to find your way around on your own.