Centre Cristian Stoica was an absentee on Sunday as Italy's players gathered to prepare for next weekend's visit to Twickenham to play world champions England.
Stoica is mourning the death of a friend in a car accident and, with the funeral scheduled for Tuesday, the Italian coaching staff have not yet decided if the Romania-born player will make the trip to London.
The other 24 players called up were all present at the training camp in the Tuscany town of Tirrenia near Pisa.
Mirco Bergamasco and skipper Marco Bortolami linked up with the squad after flying in from London where they were involved in Saturday's tsunami aid match between the northern and southern hemispheres.
After lunch the players watched a video of the defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield before their first training session under the gaze of John Kirwan and his coaching team.
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.