i was in Florence and Bologna, and people are way chill in Italy regarding weed....i actually got some really good hash from the girl i was staying with....i wouldn't put anything on you (pipe or papers) cause that will give them a reason to search all your stuff.....you will find pipes there for cheap and some really amazing ones too....don't take anything with you....get it all while there....the cities are soooo amazing blazed!!! good luck!!
Thanks for the advice, I do smoke cigs occasionally and spoke to a friend of mine about this so I will be rolling some cigs and bringing my own with me if possible that will alleviate suspicion regarding the papers/roller just so I have something to use upon arrival in addition to seeking out a small glass piece during my stay.
As for buying there thank you, will definitely pick some quality stuff up before hitting the Amalfi Coast. Also might be fun to watch Gladiator high and then visit the Colosseum