Italy head coach Jacques Brunel has selected second row Quintin Geldenhuys to skipper Italy for their summer tour.
In the absence of captain Sergio Parisse, through injury, and Martin Castrogiovanni, who is rested, Brunel has opted for Zebre lock Geldenhuys as the man to lead the 30-man squad.
The squad also features Ospreys scrum-half Tito Tebaldi, who returned to the international fold during the RBS 6 Nations after a two-year absence and three uncapped players in the form of Dario Chistolini, Andrea de Marchi and Guglielmo Palazzani.
Also included is second row Josh Furno, who impressed during the RBS 6 Nations and who will join Newcastle Falcons next season.
"I am delighted to be joining Newcastle Falcons," said 24-year-old Furno, who has won 18 caps. "I am really looking forward to meeting all the boys and getting down to work.
"I am now excited to be given the opportunity to challenge myself in the Premiership. I will be working hard to ensure that I play my part in what promises to be an exciting future for the club."
Italy will play three matches: against Fiji on June 7, against Samoa on June 14 and against Japan on June 21.
The trial introduction of bonus points to the RBS 6 Nations, the Women's Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations will enhance the Championships and encourage positive rugby according to Six Nations Chief Executive Officer John Feehan.
Seven uncapped players in Rob Howley's RBS 6 Nations squad marks a major shift in Wales' makeup and with Alun Wyn Jones taking on the captaincy, Sam Warburton likely to contend for a spot on the blindside and new contenders for backline spots, we assess the principal shifts.