Rumbas - 12:29 pm on Nov 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
That's a good question and the only way you can be 100% sure on the local results in by doing the searches locally.
If the Italians tell you that the site is not present in the local searches, they are probably right.
Things to make sure you're showing up locally:
- local ccTDL - fx. domain.it
- Italian language on the site
- Italian links pointing to the site
- Create a Google Webmastercentral account, verify the Italian site and see what Google tells you about localization.
Good luck :)