If you went to Italy at a specific time in the past, you would use the simple past tense:
I went to Italy two years ago.
If you went to Italy more than once in the past, you could use the present perfect tense which suggests not just a single trip, but continuing action between some past time and the present time, for example
I have been to Italy several times
I have traveled to Italy several times.
The past perfect tense (I had traveled) is used when you are using the simple past to describe some action and then you want to refer to something that you did before that time. For example:
Before I traveled to Italy, I had prepared a detailed itinerary.
If traveling to Italy to is something you now do regularly, you would use the present tense to say:
I go to Italy every winter.
There is an error in one of the replies above. To the question, were you in Italy two years ago, the answer would be, Yes, I was. (Not: yes, I were).bow
was is the past tense of the verb to be. It is conjugated thus:
he, she, or it was.