Without a doubt it has the world's best food. la cucina italiana cannot be criticized! There is such incredible variety in terms of what you can eat and drink. Each region, each little village has its own specialties. However, the weather is far from being sunny all over the country. In the north it is often cold, damp and overcast. The traffic is horrendous, and the major cities are very crowded and expensive. Everyone is obsessed with dressing well. Fashion is very important here. the northern Italians are very different from southern Italians. It is a country of extreme contrasts.