Robbing Italy Village Properties went live last week and gives you an opportunity to collect extra Lira when the situation demands. The XP:Stamina ratio (the number of XP you get for each Stamina point you spend robbing) does NOT make Italy Village robbing a lucrative venture for leveling up... yet...
Here's what your typical 9-property "Robbing Board" might look like in Mafia Wars Italy:
The Villa is the most common property you'll see on a robbing board in Mafia Wars Italy. For your 4 Stamina points, you'll get 6 XP and L$450 if your robbery is successful. The Villa XP ratio is 1.5 (6 XP/4 Stamina). This is NOT a desirable XP ratio in Mafia Wars as you need to hit a 2+ XP:Stamina and XP:Energy ratio consistently if you want to level up frequently.
The Winery gives you a slightly better XP ratio - 14 XP for your 8 Stamina (1.75 XP ratio). Still not enough to level you up if you do this robbery over and over. You'll get L$600 - L$900 here.
The Fishery yields 17 points and up to L$1,500 for a successful robbery. A low 1.7 XP ratio here (lower than the Winery even)..
Robbing the Auto Boutique will get you 31 or 32 XP, averaging out to a 2.1 ratio. This property will net you L$2,400 - L$4,000 if you win. We are starting to see a worthwhile XP ratio here, but your robbing board will typically have several Villas than anything, with maybe one or two Fisheries.
The Football Stadium finally provides an XP:Stamina ratio worth fighting for - 41 XP and a 2.28 ratio, with a nice haul of L$6,000 or more. The problem is, you will rarely see Football Stadiums on the robbing boards, and if you flip from board to board to find them, you are wasting stamina and lowering that ratio.
If you could find board full of Auto Boutiques and Football Stadiums, you could get a decent XP ratio (and possible Stolen Diamond Collection items for clearing boards) to make robbing in Mafia Wars Italy a worthwhile venture. For now, however, it isn't.
Instead - for now - spend your Stamina points either (i) piling up more Cooked Books in Venezia or (2) doing normal Fight jobs where you can get decent drop loot, Victory Coins, Fight Club increases, and a consistent 2+ XP ratio.
Until we see the new property (or properties) in Italy Region 6, Region 7, and Region 8, my recommendation is that you only spend time robbing Italy Village properties when you are in dire need of Lira.
I still find Mafia Wars New York robbing to be the most useful - both on entire boards and for Targetted Robbing. Remember - if you try Targeted Robbing in Italy (or any Mafia Wars city, your XP ratio AND your money intake will be lower than they are on the opening robbing board).
Robbing in Mafia Wars Bangkok still holds second place to me, mostly to allow you to build up enough Baht to purchase the still-valuable Xiamen Tigers (52 defense) through Targetted Robbing.
When you complete robbing a property, it turns a tepia/brown - nice artwork, giving a classic Roman look to the properties:
You can earn the Rome is Burning achievement for going 9-0 on 100 robbing boards in Italy. Beyond that - unless you really need the Lira - robbing properties in the Italy Village is not yet a worthwhile venture. Again, this may change when Mafia Wars releases Regions 6, 7, and 8 in Italy.