Tommaso Allan starred with 13 points as Italy came from behind to beat Georgia 28-17 in Florence.
The hosts were down after Tamaz Mchedlidze scored in the 16th minute, but responded strongly, running in four tries in the win, just their second of the year.
Allan nailed a penalty, before Michele Campagnaro, Mattia Bellini, Simone Ferrari and Allan touched down either side of half-time, and a further two points from Allan put them 28-12 up.
The visitors were awarded a penalty try with just under 20 minutes to go but were unable to build on that as they ended 11 short.
Italy v Georgia - Match Highlights
Italy v Georgia - Match Stats
Italy: (18) 28
Try: Campagnaro (20'), Bellini (39'), Budd (43'), Allan (57')
Conversion: Allan (22')
Penalty: Allan (9', 37')
Georgia: (7) 17
Try: Mchedlidze (16'), Penalty Try (63')
Conversion: Matiashvili (17')
Penalty: Matiashvili (53')