Rome - Italy coach Jacques Brunel on Thursday unveiled a provisional 40-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with an additional 10 players on stand-by, the Italian federation announced.
Captain Sergio Parisse and prop Martin Castrogiovanni, still involved in the French championship semi-finals, will join the group late after a break.
The squad will meet for the first time for a training camp near Bolzano from June 14 to July 3, before moving on to L'Aquila (July 12-25) then Fiuggi near Rome (August 2-9).
Brunel will announce his final 31-strong squad on August 9.
Italy warm up for the September 18-November 1 World Cup with Tests against Scotland (August 22 and August 29) in Turin and in Edinburgh, and against Wales (September 5) in Cardiff.
Matias Aguero (Zebre), Martin Castrogiovanni (Toulon/FRA), Dario Chistolini (Zebre), Lorenzo Cittadini (Wasps/ENG), Alberto De Marchi (Sale/ENG), Michele Rizzo (Leicester/ENG), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Leicester/ENG), Davide Giazzon (Treviso), Andrea Manici (Zebre), Valerio Barnabo (Zebre), George Biagi (Zebre), Marco Bortolami (Zebre), Joshua Furno (Newcastle/ENG), Marco Fuser (Treviso), Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre), Robert Barbieri (Leicester/ENG), Marco Barbini (Treviso), Mauro Bergamasco (Zebre), Simone Favaro (Treviso), Francesco Minto (Treviso), Sergio Parisse (Stade Franais/FRA), Samuela Vunisa (Zebre), Alessandro Zanni (Treviso)
Edoardo Gori (Treviso), Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre), Marcello Violi (Calvisano), Kelly Haimona (Zebre), Tommaso Allan (Perpignan/FRA), Enrico Bacchin (Treviso), Tommaso Benvenuti (Bristol/ENG), Michele Campagnaro (Treviso), Angelo Esposito (Treviso), Gonzalo Garcia (Zebre), Andrea Masi (Wasps/ENG), Luke McLean (Sale), Luca Morisi (Treviso), Simone Ragusi (Treviso), Leonardo Sarto (Zebre), Giovanbattista Venditti (Zebre), Michele Visentin (Zebre)
Tommaso Boni (Mogliano), Carlo Canna (Fiamme Oro), Leandro Cedaro (La Rochelle/FRA), Tommaso D'Apice (Zebre), Andrea De Marchi (Zebre), Paul Derbyshire (Treviso), Andrea Lovotti (Zebre), Alberto Lucchese (Treviso), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Giulio Toniolatti (Zebre)