Italy were not finished yet, Bellini squeezing over in the left corner to finish another fluent move just before the hour-mark, but the nippy Ford scooted over after he was fed on the inside by Farrell and Simmonds rounded off a superb Six Nations bow by turning on the after-burners to go under the posts.
"Ben will add a different dimension at 13 for us", Jones told reporters after announcing his side on Friday.
Centre Ben Te'o will play his first England Test for nearly a year and his first rugby of any sort for more than three months after overcoming an ankle injury to be included in the team named by Eddie Jones to face Italy in Rome tomorrow.
"We've got a fantastic squad that have all prepared really well", said Jones. For a big man he's got footwork.
"We want consistency [from referees] and our maul defence was penalised when theirs wasn't".
However, there are clear signs of improvement under coach Conor O'Shea despite Italy's continued problems in defence.
Dylan Hartley remains as captain, with the hooker looking to lead England to their 23rd win in 24 Tests under Jones.
In this fixture past year, Italy used a tactic dubbed "The Fox" at Twickenham to bamboozle England by frequently not contesting the breakdown.
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Simmonds, deputising at the back of the scrum in place of the the injured Nathan Hughes and Billy Vunipola, earned praise for his performance from the latter's Saracens teammate Owen Farrell.
Maro Itoje starts in the second row alongside Joe Launchbury. "It is a massive set-piece contest".
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That argues a degree of consistency but, with the 2019 World Cup in Japan slowly coming into focus, it is time for England to step up even further and show just how good they can be.
Italy have been whitewashed in seven of their 18 Six Nations campaigns, including each of the last two.
Full-back Matteo Minozzi and centre pairing Tommaso Boni and Tommaso Castello also have no Six Nations experience.
But whether the newcomers add fresh self-belief remains to be seen. Jones saw enough during a no-holds-barred training session last Friday in Portugal to trust his fitness and will be sorely disappointed if the 31-year-old meanders back into the fray.
"Maybe on Sunday after the match it will be a hard evening, but we prepare to win matches and the wonderful thing about sport is that anything can happen", said O'Shea.
Simmonds scored twice in the second half as England took the game away from Italy in what had been a surprisingly close affair at the break.