"Americans love many ice cubes in their drinks. There is often more ice than drink in their glass. We Italians think that having ice in our drink is bad for digestion... congestione can kill a person. Besides, ice is for keeping fish fresh. And we do not have ice machines in our hotels. Everyone knows they breed molds, fungi, and bacteria. And besides, why should a hotel owner have to pay for the extra electricity to run the ice maker?"