The new season kicks off this evening with Verona-Milan and Sampdoria-Juventus, while Lazio-Udinese is an immediate Euro showdown.
At last the 2013-14 campaign opens this weekend and, thanks to Fiorentina’s Europa League play-off commitments, stretches out to Monday night.
It all begins at 17.00 UK time today with Verona-Milan at the Stadio Bentegodi, then the champions open the defence of their title away to Sampdoria – a side that managed to beat them twice last season.
On Sunday Inter make their debut under Walter Mazzarri against Fabio Liverani’s Genoa at 17.00 UK time.
The other fixtures are all evening kick-offs to avoid playing in the August heat in Italy, while Fiorentina-Catania finishes off the schedule on Monday night.