Italy is a generally kind person, however is cowardness gets the best of him and ends up making him join Germany and Japan in the Axis powers,techinally making Italy one of the main villains in the first two seasons.
In terms of fighting, Italy is one of the weakest characters in the series, but is shown to be one of the smartest and best cooks, to the point where he apparently recruited a few English soldiers from his pasta alone.
Acts of Evil
Supported Japan and Germany.
As a Villain
Italy is generally portraid as the main hero of the series, and in fandom, however this does not change his villainous role in Axis powers.