It says a lot that you think Europe is the same from scandinavia in the north to the mediteranian in south or eastern europe would be identical western parts of europe. Like i guess not all of USA is like California (the only place i have been). Europe has very different cultures, different work ethics, different social security. Its like comparing handgranates and horseshoes. Try travel a bit - there are lots of places in europe that you wouldnt find identical to Italy on a cultural or social level.