I am Posterchild and I live in Naples, Italy. I am an American employed over here with the Navy.
I have a cheapo offset (1280) I got at the exchange and am working on modding it here. We don't have Home Depots and such, so there are challenged getting parts. Waiting on a lot of stuff from Amazon now to seal it up and take care of some mods. I stepped up from the tiny char grill, it was just not usable for me, but I have learned a lot from it and its problems.
We have butcher shops all over, and Italians do pig good, but not so much good beef from what my friends say. I can get beef on base, but the cuts are limited. It actually is pretty decent and cheap for steaks and the smaller cuts. I look forward to experimenting with what I can get.