Man, if you have no strong reason to prefer to go to Italy, go to another country. It's probably the country in the EU with the most corrupt politicians. Plus, when the debt crisis explodes, Italy will tubmle down.
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"