Munster overcame a lacklustre first-half display to pull clear of a battling Treviso outfit to triumph 41-10 and register their first win in this season's Heineken Cup.
Thomond Park fell eerily quiet as Treviso took a 10-0 lead thanks to tries from Australian winger Brendan Williams and England Sevens captain Andy Vilk.
Munster hit back with tries from Paul Warwick and Ian Dowling to take a 12-10 interval lead and Tony McGahan's men pulled clear in the second half as Denis Leamy, Denis Fogarty, David Wallace, Ian Dowling and Jean de Villiers took the try tally to a flattering seven.
Ronan O'Gara's kicking was not up to his usual high standard but rampant Munster did not need the benefit of conversions.
Before Will Greenwood started breaking down moves off the field, he was doing the business on it - and no match better illustrated the type of marauding centre he was than in a virtuoso performance against Wales.