Almost every Italian house has at least one thermometer.
This is the tool used to ascertain if one has fallen victim to the above-mentioned ailments.
For this reason, owning a thermometer, and being able to know exactly how many degrees our forehead is when anything goes wrong, feels very reassuring.
There are also plenty of umbrellas in an Italian home.
That said, when it rains, most Italians cancel their plans and choose the best protection of all:
staying in, much to the irritation of the non-Italian friends they've just ditched.