Italy coach Conor O'Shea has included former Ireland Under-20 fly-half Ian McKinley in a 34-man training squad ahead of his side's autumn internationals.
McKinley, 27, is one of five uncapped players included by O'Shea for the get-togethers in Parma and Treviso.
The Dublin-born Treviso No. 10 -- who lost the sight the sight in his left eye while on the books of Leinster in 2011 -- was included in the squad for Italy's summer tour but is yet to win an international cap.
He is joined in the squad by newcomers Matteo Minozzi, Jayden Hayward, Renato Giammarioli and Giovanni Licata.
No. 8 Sergio Parisse and hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini both return to the squad having missed the June tour. Italy play Fiji, Argentina and South Africa in November.
"Despite numerous injuries, there's been much discussion within the team management over several positions," said O'Shea.
"The quality of the work done by Benetton Rugby and Zebre Rugby, and more generally at all levels of Italian rugby, is starting to have a real impact on the quality and quantity of players at our disposition."