After an hot summer under the beach umbrellas, we expect an hot start to the seasonal serie A Italian championship in the main Italian stadiums. The improvised friendly matches on the beach are replaced by the abilities of the great football stars, keep growing the football fever, which pushes Italian people to follow wherever their favorite team. The major duels may be an opportunity to visit some beautiful Italian cities and spend a pleasant weekend based on tourism and entertainment, to weaken a little the melancholy characterizing the end of the summer holidays .
Here the stages of the most important Italian teams and cities.
Bologna – Dall’Ara stadium
This weekend the Bologna team locks horn with the Sassuolo team for an Emilian challenge. The stadium Dall’ Ara is inspired by the Imperial Rome and characterized by the typical Bolognese red bricks and the arched windows. Opposite to the grandstand stands the recognizable tower of Marathon, symbol of the competition and the strength of the athletes. This lively and cultural town is the perfect place for a weekend dedicated to cultural visits and to the excellent home cooking and good wine.
Milan – San Siro stadium
Saturday 29th, at the “La Scala del Calcio”, the AC Milan will play against Empoli. The San Siro Stadium is an imposing and height building composed of 3 rings and reaches a capacity of 85,000 seats. Inside it a museum about the local teams, AC Milan and Inter, is located. The football match could also become an excuse to spend few days in the Italian capital of fashion and economy, given that now and until October it offers one more reason to have a tour: EXPO 2015.
Rome – Olympic stadium
This Sunday, the majestic Olympic Stadium in Rome, staged one of the most challenging and exciting match of the entire Italian league: Roma – Juventus. The football stadium is located inside the Foro Italico and it is wide, low and covered with bleachers. The sport show is usually made even more colorful by the powerful incitement of the fans, strictly divided into Romani, arranged on the South Bend (Roma’s die-hard fans), and Laziali, lined up on the North Bend (Lazio’s die-hard fans) instead. What better opportunity to spend a weekend in the always beautiful eternal city!
Naples – San Paolo stadium
At the San Paolo in Naples, the Napoli will face against Sampdoria. The stadium, which is located in the Fuorigrotta district, comes from a recent restyling that brought a green lawn completely renovated. After the game you cannot miss an excursion in Naples. Get lost across the alleys of the old town and along the avenue Spaccanapoli, and then moved onto Piazza del Plebiscito and towards the beautiful bay of the city, and enjoy the best pizza in the world!
Turin – Juventus Stadium
The most modern and multifunctional stadium in Italy is certainly the one of the first team in Turin, Juventus. The J-Stadium was opened in 2011, after the demolition of the former Delle Alpi, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. Besides the main historical monuments, it is became one of the symbols of the city, but also a major tourist attraction thanks to its wide architecture that includes a large shopping center, the J-Museum and the Way of the stars, which celebrates all the champions who have scarred the success of the team.
Florence – Artemio Franchi
An escape to the Tuscan capital is a nice idea at any time. Famous for art, culture, food and wine, available at every corner, the city also hosts one of the historic Italian stadium, the Artemio Franchi. The building is an example of Italian Rationalism and consists of innovative elements for the time, such as the shelters, the spiral staircases and the tower of Marathon, and it is equipped with one of the best drainage system in Europe. The scenic design and choirs created by the purple supporters of the Fiesole Bend (Fiorentina’s die-hard fans) are always cheerful and fun for all. In the nearby area of Coverciano then, where the Italian National team trainings have place, you can visit the Museum of Football.