During two years at Chelsea he trained alongside the likes of Didier Drogba and John Terry, then learned from Francesco Totti and Daniele de Rossi at Roma before moving to Liverpool where he has Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard.
Borini is still only 21 but having played for three of Europe's top clubs he has already amassed plenty of experience from being alongside world-class players.
It meant when he arrived on Merseyside in a £10million move from the Serie A club in the summer he was not over-awed by the Reds' two star players.
"The first couple of sessions you watch the likes of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard because you want to learn," he told Press Association Sport.
"But I've also trained with JT (John Terry), Didier Drogba, Totti, De Rossi.
"I am a person who looks at everything around me. I learn a bit from everyone.
"I learn a bit of movement from Drogba, a bit of calm on the ball from Totti - just a little bit from everyone is more than enough."