Italians are stereotypically viewed as being a hot-blooded, intense Mediterranean people with a close-knit family structure and a passion for food and wine. Many Italians are, in fact, disturbingly handsome and even if you manage to find one who isn't, he will compensate for it with his charm, sensitivity, romantic nature, and good taste in fashion. Family and financial security are the highest valued attributes of Italians; these men love strong family ties and they honor all family obligations. Italian men are known for their love of their mothers, so, while an average modern Westerner sometimes hardly even talks to his family, it can be sweet and touching to see someone so devoted to his mother. These men are romantic, extremely expressive when it comes to emotions, and you should be prepared for a lot of touching and kissing!
Italy is located in southern Europe and is a boot-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a number of islands including Sicily and Sardinia. Surrounded by seas, Italy possesses a distinct beauty of its own and also a rich cultural history that makes it so loved by tourists. Much of the country is covered by mountains - Alps and Apennine, with lots of lakes and rivers. The climate in the far north is cold; the south is hot and dry. The main religion here is Roman Catholicism.