But the Azzurri are destined to use their anguish as motivation heading into their final two games of the tournament, first against Ireland and then England.
Duncan Weir's dramatic late drop goal denied Jacques Brunel's side a win against Scotland in Rome.
But with a trip to Dublin up next, Troiani and co are desperate to bounce back with a vengeance.
"The week off has served us to dispose of anger, to reflect on our mistakes and the reason for the defeat against Scotland," he said.
"We are aware that we are faced with two challenging games.
"We are focused, but without the anguish of pressure. Brunel? He still has not completely disposed of [it], that defeat was hard to accept."