If she was in violation of her F-1 status for no more than 120 days when she left the U.S., she will not be considered inadmissible based on a period of unlawful presence. It is possible that, because her F-1 status was for D/S. or duration of status, she may not have accrued any period of unlawful presence notwithstanding her status violation. I recommend consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney regarding processing her immigrant visa through the U.S. embassy or consulate in Italy, but these facts do not raise much concern at this time.
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