Stand in coach Alberico Evani handed starts to highly regarded youngsters Sandro Tonali and Alessandro Bastoni, with others such as Kevin Lasagna and Vincenzo Grifo who have little experience at international level, also being given the nod.
Italy as expected dominated possession from the start and after 14 minutes Grifo broke the deadlock with a fantastic curling strike from just outside the penalty box.
Shortly after Federico Bernardeschi made it 2-0, coming in from the right on to his left foot and firing into the bottom corner of the goal.
Matteo Pessina, Luca Pellegrini and Pietro Pellegri their Italy debuts in the second half and just after the substitutions Italy added a third goal.
Roberto Gagliardini was fouled in the box after a mazy run and Grifo stepped up to the penalty spot to get his second goal of the night.
Then, Riccardo Orsolini finished off the evening with a second Italy penalty to make it 4-0 and good night’s work for the Azzurri.