Just another example of Uber going into countries all guns blazing and not bothering to pause and take a little time to understand the politics and cultural resistance to an American Technology company coming in and throwing their weight around. Outside of the USA and Canada there is no country in the world where Uber are having an easy time. There is cultural, political and labor resistance to them in every country where they operate. Their army of lawyers and lobbyists can only do so much to extend their mission. I am confident that Uber and other ride share companies will get into Italy eventually. It will just be on the terms that work for the Italians. Look at what is happening in New York State. Another Italian, Governor Cuomo is holding Uber and Lyft's feet to the fire and implementing ride share services in a more thoughtful, deliberative, democratic manner with buy in from Democrats and Republicans.