The Irish are in the midst of their World Cup qualifiers and the match against Italy is on the agenda, with the squad looking to rebound from a disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign.
Athletic director Sean O’Brien said the match between the sides on Wednesday (local time) was a prelude to the tournament.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to start the tournament in style and then go on to have a good run of games,” O’Brien told the Irish Times.
“We’ve got a lot of good players coming back and we’re looking forward to them getting some experience against the Italian players.”
Ireland are on the verge of their first World Cup since 2007 and are yet to win a World Cup match this term.
The squad is also under pressure to make a strong start to their tournament after a disappointing start to the competition.
Ireland had won just three of their five matches before the defeat to Italy on Thursday.
Ireland face France in the first group stage game on Wednesday.
Ireland will then play Germany, Austria and the Netherlands on Thursday and then hosts Uruguay and Germany on Friday.
Ireland’s next game is against Denmark on Saturday.