Everyone knows something about Italy, whether it be Rome?s ancient architecture, Florence?s splendid art, the canals of Venice, the sway of a cypress tree or the warmth of Italy?s seemingly ever-present sun. Italy is a daydream. It is magic. It?s fresh pasta and verdant hills and lemon trees and espresso enjoyed by fashionable men in perfectly cut suits. It is so fascinating that even its ugliest, most criminal side captivates the imagination.