Which was bad why?
Fun fact: the first country to oppose German expansionism wasn't the British or the French. It was the Italians. When Germany planned to invade Austria, Mussolini sent four Italian divisions to the border to threaten Hitler with war if the Germans carried out their plan. This temporarily stunted the Germans' plans. But Mussolini received no help from the Allies, and newspapers reported that he could expect no help from the British or French.
No, he didn't. Jews everywhere in Europe found safe haven in Italian territory, Goebbels even complained in his diaries about how the Fascists would not comply with the German request to turn the Jews over. Jews were deported during the Italian Social Republic, but Mussolini protected several, even though he was merely a puppet figure.