@ChewToy Yes it is a well known paradox. It's said that "only the Germans really love Italy and Italians do not love Italy so much as Germans". Another sentence is: "Italians admire Germans but don't love Germany, while Germans love Italy but don't admire Italians". It is nothing more than a series of stereotypes such as the causes of Stendhal's syndrome.
In fact, if you walk in the summer in Florence (or Rome) for more than an hour and then (sweaty) enter a very cool and humid church, it is obvious that lifting your head to see the affrescoes, your blood pressure drops and you pass out on the floor. Especially if you are an elderly and obese dude (I'm sorry but typically are German and American).
When I was young I saw a lady, dressed all in blue, she was round (fat) and white as a golf ball. She had an handfan in her hand. Red cheeks and sweaty blond hair. She entered the church, the place was very cold, after sitting on a bench... she passed out. Everyone shouting "Ohh she got excited by the paintings". Naaa… she was just sweating like a beast and panting like a wildboar (so like me 😅). That's all. No love for art. Just a vein with too much cholesterol.