Parma earned an impressive friendly victory over Levante, while Cesena, Chievo, Lecce and Bologna were also in action.
The Ducali played their first game of the season at the Stadio Tardini and saw off Spanish side Levante 1-0.
The breakthrough came on the half-hour mark thanks to Graziano Pellé, who was sent clear by a Sebastian Giovinco through ball.
Nicola Pavarini needed a fine save late on to prevent Higon snatching an equaliser.
In other friendly news, Cesena crushed Lega Pro outfit Bellaria 3-0 with Ricci, Rennella and Guana goals.
Chievo struggled to defeat Mantova 2-1 away from home, as Del Sante opened the scoring before De Paula and Thereau turned it around.
Lecce made short work of Reggiana with a 3-0 victory sealed by Esposito, Jeda's penalty and Ofere.
Bologna beat their own youth team 2-1 in a classic game between ranks. Di Vaio and Vitale got the goals around Benatti's temporary equaliser for the youngsters.