I know that sometimes Italy - and the Italians - are a lot stereotyped abroad. Every time I hear someone talking about Italy they talk about mafia, corruption, drunks and silly people, and a lot of people compare Italians to the Jersey Shore's Guidos, while I've never seen an Italian acting like Snooky or the Sitch. It's also true that in Italy many places are stuffy and many people are mind-closed, and I think this is the matter at the base of Italian economic situation. But here we have also great scientists, artists, writers and we have some of the best places and arts in the entire world.
So, what d'you think about Italy??