Sometimes, looking and researching family ancestry in Italy can be extremely difficult and complicated if you don't know what or who you are looking for. Knowing where you come from and connecting with your background or family is a large part of a person's identity, so reconnecting with your roots is sometimes an essential task in learning about yourself.
If you ever watch these reuniting shows, like "Troy, the Locator" on the WE network, you can see how extensive and hard the process is, now take that and add the fact you are going to broaden your search into Italy..no doubt...its a big endeavor. So, in finding your ancestors or living relatives you should start with basic web resources that can narrow your search or give you an idea of places or people. Remember using Google is also key in locating information. Here are a few good sites and a genealogist-- I came across. Start here, read about it and then move onto the next step. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day. Good Luck. (PS- Remember find credible people and sites..don't get scammed.)