Hmm...I wanted to give this a higher score, but I couldn't. It sounds very nice and has wonderful variations, yes. However, it sounds very repetitive and a bit too empty at times for me. And some of the sounds are a bit, displeasing. This is of course to my taste though. It definately sounds italian, that's for sure! I just think, well, that it could have been better. It is really good, don't get me wrong. I just think that more could have been done.
Good luck to you, though! I am in it as well.