Anyone seeking Italian citizenship through descent from a female and was born before 1948 -- I highly recommened the legal services of Avv. Luigi Paiano. I retained him two years ago because my father was born to my Italian grandmother before 1948. Luigi was clear about the documents he needed (birth, marriage, naturalization certificates, etc.) and kept me apprised of the various procedures. Today the court ruling was issued recognizing my father and me as Italian citizens.
I would definitely advise anyone who has been prevented from getting their citizenship because of the 1948 rule to e-mail Luigi at his website <http://www.luigipaiano.com/eng/>
New York City