It depends on what you are looking for regarding "Italian cable." This is my experience w/ Italian OTA (Over the Air Transfer) TV on SS. First of all those nice receptacles in the walls of SS housing that say "antenna" are garbage. They are not hooked to an external antenna on the roof, nor do any of the maintenance worker know anything about them.
Just like in the States OTA TV is now digitized, so you will need a converter box for the digital PAL signal for Italian TV. You will also need a TV capable of viewing the PAL signal, either multi-system or Italian (US TVs use NTSC signal). You have two choices, the later recommended, you can go to the NEX and pay $54 for a mediocre DVB decoder and hope to find an external antenna, or you can go to an electronics store like Saturn and get a nice decoder for 24 Euro and get an antenna too boot for 19 euro. Now be sure to get their best powered antenna so you can pull in better signal. The decoder will require a scart adapter for connection to your TV if your TV does not have a scart connection (adapter pict included). I live on the third floor so I put my antenna out on the window sill and run the wires to the converter and then to the TV. I have found with my antenna that if I wrap it in tin foil I get optimal signal. Also most of the new decoders offer a USB connection, so you can get a couple gig ram stick and record TV once you figure out the recording method of the box.
If anything is not clear or you need help let me know.