When in Rome, do as the Romans do
Yes I was in Rome once for a few days. It was a summer holiday and the final destination was Sorrento for a week, but on the way we had a look at Rome. I was not really doing what the Romans do, but what the tourists did and I loved the town, despite all the old ruins that were in every corner.
I eventually discovered that a life in Switzerland was the next best thing. We had the Italian food to go with it. Perhaps my spaghetti with meat balls were not the original, but I don’t do a bad pizza.
I have now been living in Switzerland for more than fifty years and can only recommend to do as the natives do. Basically you have to. No-one in Switzerland makes steak and kidney pie or puts vinegar on their chips/french fries as the Brits do.