I was going through some online articles where it is said that stealing food items is not considered as a crime in Italy. You can steal food if you are very hungry and lack money. I personally feel that this is not a right thing to do. The rule should be like that if somebody is hungry and doesn't have money to buy food he/she should approach the shop owner for food. In each and every shop there should be a separate provision for it. Making something like stealing legal can have adverse after effects. There are people who take advantage of such loopholes in law.