This evening saw the eagerly awaited draw for next season's Serie A's fixtures and our very own Fiorentina will commence with a new man at the helm and (we trust) some new players at home to Milan on the opening weekend of the season. Hopefully the back four will be able to contain Milan's biggest signing of the summer so far -- ex-Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca -- a little better than in last season's Europa League semi.
The first game on the road will be a trip to Turin, to our fratelli granata at Torino, and newly promoted Carpi will provide the opposition for round 4. The final game of the season will be a tasty fixture away to Lazio. Aside from playing Napoli and AS Roma back to back in rounds 8 and 9, the fixture list is fairly balanced - the 'tougher' teams being spread pretty evenly and the first fixture to fierce rivals and title holders Juventus not being played until round 16.
Of course, all fixtures are subject to changes and shuffling round for TV; plus there will be the Europa League group stages to fit in between, but at least we can now look forward to the start of the season with a good idea of who we will face in which round in Serie A.