Oh I'm sorry Lisa..
I missed your last post. Weekends tend to get a bit busy around here.
You can try searching for living family members using the Italian White Pages
. You can just plug in the surnames you are looking for and see if anything comes up. You can then either try writing a letter to the persons you are interested or call them if you feel comfortable.
Unfortunately, I am in Canada so calling Italy is not something I can really do for you. You will have to do that on your own.
Feel free to compose a letter that you might like to send to potential relatives in English introducing yourself, and post it on our translation board. Someone will help translate it for you.