Oh, do I! I also live near a college, which happens to have a Jehovah's Witnesses church nearby. I've been handed so many pieces of paper telling me I'm going to hell I started a collection one semester and ended up with dozens of different ones!
I was raised United Methodist. Fortunately for me, it is a church which encourages skepticism and experiencing different things as a part of your faith. I have been to services of Orthodox and Reformed Jewish temples, Korean methodist churches, Eastern Orthodox, Mexican Catholic (in Mexico), Unitarian Universalist, Hindi temple, informal Buddhist services, Roman Catholic, Irish Catholic, every denomination of protestantism I've ever heard of. I'm not Christian but if anything that's why I stayed so long. I'm not atheist either but if any of the people who yell at you with bullhorns or otherwise loudly and intrusively proselytize I would never admit to believing in anything (for one because what I do believe is scarier to them than just not believing, and for another it's none of their business).
This is why I defend the atheist, in part, although the way this particular Italian guy is going about things is the worst way to do it. I hold most public beliefs that atheists do, just not the personal ones. Religion has no place in government, no place in public schools, and no place in the law. They are supposed to be totally separate. This is not the same as saying nobody should hold those beliefs, but if not having your kid pray in school is threatening your faith that's the least of your problems.
At the same time, Atheists and others who feel the same way as I do without necessarily being atheist should also remember that we have no place dictating someone else's faith whatsoever. We don't want other people's ideas based on religion affecting our lives, why should our ideas based on religion affect theirs? What I want is mutual respect, as in, we keep our faith and religion to ourselves in public and do whatever we want in private. Most Americans do this very well every day. Some, on both sides, do not. This man in Italy is one of the ones who does not. Please remember though, all the crazy, overzealous people who share your faith, whatever it may be, who think that everyone in the world must believe the same thing they do or else they're wrong, when you judge the guy in Italy. He is doing the Atheist equivalent of the people protesting soldiers funerals as Gods punishment for gays.