One of the issues we knew would be a problem for us in Italy was being able to participate in regular worship, due to several factors. One is the language, unless you are in one of the biggest cities there are not English based churches and it will take some time before we can fully comprehend a service in Italian.
We attended a non-denomination church in Albuquerque with worship and expository teaching; with Italy being the home of the Vatican, it is still primarily a Catholic country and the prevalence of protestant or non-denominational churches is limited. We have attended mass near where we are staying with our friend Francesca a couple times but there is the difference in the service and still the language issue.
In Nettuno we saw a sign for a non-denominational church and attempted to attend their service at the day and time posted on their window. We waited on that day for 15 minutes past the posted time and even with Italians being known for being late when the doors still had not been unlocked we decided this service was not to be for us. A few weeks later we saw a group from an Italian evangelistic group in the piazza in Anzio but they were getting a cool reception from the locals. We were able to talk to them but they are not based in this area.
We are able to spend time individually and together in study, prayer and communion but do have the availability a church as one of our long term goals. Via the internet we have found that there are a couple churches in the Ascoli Piceno area that we will be investigating once we move later this month, hopefully we can find a church there for regular worship.