Italy have named former Ireland fullback Conor O'Shea as their new coach, the Italian Rugby Federation said on Friday.
Wales ran in nine tries in a devastating attacking display to demolish Italy 67-14 on Saturday and finish a disappointing Six Nations campaign on a high.
Virimi Vakatawa and Jules Plisson shone in a new-look France team who had to fight hard against Italy in their Six Nations opener on Saturday.
Ireland secured their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday but were far from convincing in their first real test of the competition, squeezing past Italy 16-9 to move on to a group decider against France.
Italy held off a brave challenge from Canada for a 23-18 victory in the Pool D clash at Elland Road in Leeds to register their first win of this year's Rugby World Cup.
Wales beat Italy 23-19 but paid a high price with injuries to Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny.
It was not enough, but Wales did all they could in a sensational second-half demolition of Italy.
France overpowered a lacklustre Italy 29-0 in a scrappy Six Nations clash played in slippery conditions on Sunday to recover from back-to-back defeats to Ireland and Wales.
Perseverance pays off for Italy as late penalty secures unlikely Six Nations win at Murrayfield.
Centre Jonathan Joseph grabbed a brace of tries as England gained their second win in the Six Nations Championship and swept aside a brave Italian side 47-17 with a dominant second half display at Twickenham.
Ian Keatley converted four penalties on his Six Nations debut to set holders Ireland on the way to a dour 26-3 win over an uninspiring Italy on Saturday.
Italy named four uncapped players on Thursday in a 30-man squad for next month's opening Six Nations matches against champions Ireland in Rome and England at Twickenham.
South Africa claimed an unconvincing 22-6 victory over Italy on Saturday with a late try from Bryan Habana adding some respectability to a lacklustre performance in Padova.
Argentina roared back to beat hosts Italy 20-18 with their two tries eclipsing the awesome boot of new Azzurri kicking king Kelly Haimona on Friday.
New Zealand-born fly-half Kelly Haimona kicked 14 points to inspire Italy to a hard-fought 24-13 rugby victory over Samoa as the Azzurri ended a nine-match string of defeats in Ascoli on Saturday.
Tokyo: Japan's forward line put in a dynamic performance as rugby's Asian champions extended their record winning streak to 10 games with a nailbiting 26-23 victory over Italy on Saturday.
Fiji triumphed in their one-off Test against Italy in Suva as former NSW Waratahs winger Nemani Nadolo scored 15 points in a 25-14 victory.
England scored seven tries in an emphatic 52-11 victory over Italy on Saturday.
Captain Sergio Parisse returns for winless Italy's starting side as the Azzurri look to cap a disappointing Six Nations campaign with a win against title hopefuls England in Rome on Saturday.
Ireland turned on the style to give a teary-eyed Brian O'Driscoll the perfect farewell present in his last Test on home soil with a thumping 46-7 victory over Italy at Lansdowne Road in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.