Italy’s climate, veg. & rockiness are a lot like California’s, but it’s a peninsula, so sea winds come in from the East, too. What they also have are a better train system, war ruins out in fields, and far more people smoke.
Otherwise, everyone talking all at once, it’s the same.
The south face of the Alps are in the North, but otherwise altitudes are not as high for our sea-level lungs to get oxygen.