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Calcio is just around the corner; in fact, the summer training camps, or "i ritiri," will begin very soon.
Here is a list, courtesy of the La Gazzetta dello Sport, of the 20 sites for the Serie A. Luglio means July. Agosto means August. The locations in parentheses are Italian provinces, and most of the teams train in the Alpine regions of Northern Italy. Exceptions are Milan and Roma who train at their usual local facilities, respectively, along with Cagliari who stays in Sardinia.
Napoli appears to be the only team that will train outside of Italy. Teams in red are newly promoted to the Serie A. Beginning in August, teams play friendlies either domestically or abroad. The Italian Super Cup between Inter and Roma will be played in the United States on 24 August 2008. The Special One returns to North America. ;-)
Serie A kicks off on 31 August 2008. The schedule has not yet been released. For an interactive map of official Italian football web sites, please click here.Atalanta - Rovetta-Bratto (BG) dal 20 luglio (from 20 July)
Bologna - Sestola (MO) dal 19 luglio al 10 agosto (from 19 July to 10 August). Bologna is now 80% owned by the American firm, TAG Partners, LLC, who paid 18 million euros for the club.
Cagliari - Assemini (CA) dal 14 luglio al 5 agosto (from 14 July to 5 August)
Catania - Assisi (PG) dal 14 luglio al 13 agosto (from 14 July to 13 August)
Chievo Verona - S.Zeno di Montagna (VN) dal 13 al 31 luglio (from 13 July to 31 July)
Fiorentina- Castelrotto (BZ) dall'11 al 20 luglio (from 11 July to 20 July)
Genoa - Acqui Terme (AL) dal 4 al 14 agosto (from 4 August to 14 August)
Internazionale - Brunico (BZ) dal 18 al 27 luglio (From 18 July to 27 July. Defending Serie A champions).
Juventus - Pinzolo (TN) dal 5 al 16 luglio (From 5 July to 16 July)
Lazio- Auronzo di Cadore (BL) dal 12 al 31 luglio (From 12 July to 31 July)
Lecce - Tarvisio (UD), 19 luglio - 13 agosto (from 19 July to 13 August)
Milan - Milanello dal 16 luglio (from 16 July)
Napoli - Jennersdorf (Austria) dai primi di luglio (from the beginning of July)
Palermo - Levico Terme (TN) ad agosto (Sometime in August)
Reggina - Brusson (AO) dal 19 luglio al 2 agosto (from 19 July and 2 August)
Roma - Trigoria (RM) dal 21 luglio (From 21 July. Italian Cup winners).
Sampdoria - Moena (TN) dal 19 luglio all'8 agosto (from 19 July to 8 August)
Siena - Norcia dal 20 luglio al 10 agosto (from 20 July to 10 August)
Torino - Malles Venosta (BZ) dal 19 luglio al 2 agosto (from 19 July to 2 August)
Udinese - Sappada (BL) dall'11 luglio al 2 agosto (from 11 July to 2 August)