Italy coach Jacques Brunel has made two changes to his line-up for their clash with Australia at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Saturday.
Robert Barbieri returns to the back-row, alongside captain Sergio Parisse and Alessandro Zanni with Simon Favaro returning to the bench.
Quintin Geldenhuys replaces Antonio Pavanello at lock to partner Francesco Minto in the scrum.
Brunel has retained the half-back pairing of Luciano Orquera and Edoardo Gori and made no other changes to the side which kept a tight rein on the All Blacks for an hour in Rome last week.
Italy beat Tonga 28-23 in the first test and despite a promising start against New Zealand - the hosts trailed just 13-7 at half-time - the Azzurri ran out of steam as the fitter All Blacks scored a late flurry of tries.
Brunel replaced Nick Mallett as coach of Italy last year and has made playing more open, expansive rugby his number one objective.
Italy, who are traditionally strong in the scrum and set-pieces, produced an encouraging first-half display last week but later in the match were left lamenting several try-scoring chances that went begging.
A similar performance will be expected against the Wallabies, although Brunel will be hoping his side can match the Aussies' verve and pace up until the final whistle.
"The return of Barbieri in the third row and Geldenhuys in the second row is designed to add more power to the team from the start," said Brunel.
"But after our positive attitude in Rome, we did not want to make too many changes."
Joining the replacements bench from the squad named earlier this month were Michele Rizzo and Manoa Vosawai, who have not played in either test yet.
"We're playing against a really top level team which, in their last outing against the All Blacks put them in difficulty before drawing the match 18-18," he added.
"Even though Australia suffered a heavy defeat against France they bounced back to beat England last week."
Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Giovambattista Venditti, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Luciano Orquera, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (capt), 7 Robert Barbieri, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Francesco Minto, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Andrea Lo Cicero.
Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Antonio Pavanello, 20 Simone Favaro, 21 Manoa Vosawai, 22 Tobias Botes, 23 Luke McLean.
Date: Saturday, November 24
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Kick-off: 15.00 local (14.00 GMT)
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Neil Paterson (Scotland)