My husband’s Uncle lived in Italy at the time of writing this and (obviously) inspired the idea for this particular comic. We never did visit them while they lived there (turns out it’s hard to do that when in college and not making lots of money. Or maybe we’re just cheap and terrified of traveling to foreign parts because who would do the speaking in a foreign language? WHO?)
(Answer: No one.)
Now they live in Hawaii. We did visit them there. I now know why Hawaii is the stereotypical vacation destination — it is really nice there.