Veteran scrum-half Alessandro Troncon is the surprise inclusion in the Italy squad for their opening RBS 6 Nations match against France on February 3.
Troncon made his Azzurri debut in 1994 and has gone on to represent his country on 85 occasions.
The Clermont-Auvergne veteran made his last appearance for Italy in March 2005.
Italy squad to face France in Rome:
Forwards: M Bortolami (Gloucester), M Castrogiovanni (Leicester), S Dellape (Biarritz), C Festuccia (GRAN Parma), M Bergamasco (Stade Francais), S Parisse (S Francais), S Perugini (Toulouse), V Bernabo (Calvisano), M Zaffiri (Calvisano), A Zanni (Calvisano), F Ongaro (Saracens), A Lo Cicero (L'Aquila), J Sole (Viadana), C Nieto (Gloucester).
Backs: G Canale (Clermont-Auvergne), A Scanavacca (Calvisano), P Griffen (Calvisano), M Bergamasco (Stade Francais), R Pez (Bayonne), K Robertson (Viadana), A Masi (Biarritz), D Dallan (Stade Francais), R De Marigny (Calvisano), A Troncon (Clermont-Auvergne).
The RBS 6 Nations Championship 2015 was not poised to go down as one of the more "vintage" Championships, though there was great anticipation as the action headed into its final day. What transpired was something that nobody could foresee: "The Greatest Day in Rugby's Greatest Championship."