The dates for the 2012-13 Serie A season have been announced, with the competition beginning on the weekend of August 25-26 and ending on May 19.
Released via the Lega Calcio’s official website, it is confirmed also that next term will carry three scheduled midweek rounds, September 26, October 31 and May 8.
There are four breaks in the calendar, with the traditional winter break beginning from December 30, and three dates given up to international fixtures - September 9, October 14 and March 24.
The Coppa Italia fixture schedule has also been decided, with the competition’s early rounds starting from August 5, with the final set for Sunday May 26, 2013, a week after the final round of League fixtures are played.
The Supercoppa Italiana, due to be contested between champions Juventus and Cup holders Napoli, will raise the curtain on the new domestic season on August 19.