Top 10 Italian stadiums
Italian stadiums are often a cause for concern as outdated facilities owned by the council hurt clubs' finances while empty seats give a poor image of the game to an international audience.
However, the peninsula still plays host to a number of stadiums which can generate an incredible atmosphere and provide spectators with unforgettable experiences.
They may not be the best architecturally in objective terms, but here at 10 of the most enjoyable, atmospheric and charming stadiums in Italy.
1 Juventus Stadium- Juventus
Technically this is the best stadium in Italy. It’s owned by the club, the capacity is sensible although 41,000 might seem relatively small to foreign observers for a club of Juve’s size. The sight lines are good and the facilities are comfortable. The financial capabilities of the club have been boosted by the revenues generated by a stadium where prices are pushed up by the limited demand. Architecturally it’s fantastic, but it’s location on the edge of town in a retail park and the club’s commercial nous makes it feel somewhat more soulless and less atmospheric than other stadiums where it is the fans who are in control although the Bianconeri fans feel at home after years of discontent at the Stadio delle Alpi and the Stadio Comunale.