Fiorentina vs Empoli – Derby dell’Arno

Some rivalries are born out of competition for titles and some from supporters’ groups made from different ends of the same population.  And some rivalries simply arise from two clubs being too close together.  This is the basis for the derby dell’Arno, the rivalry between Empoli and Fiorentina. Stadio Artemio Franchi and Stadio Carlo More...

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By Richard Hinman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Genoa v Sampdoria – Derby della Lanterna

It is the only time when Italian football gets up close and personal. A tight, atmospheric ground ensures an occasion like no other. The club names may have changed over the years, but the intensity, passion and More...

By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Hellas Verona vs Chievo – Derby della Scala

In the 2013/14 season, for the first time in 11 years, Serie A will once more be treated to one of its most enthralling and passionate derbies – the Derby della Scala which is contested between Verona sides More...

By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Juventus vs Torino – Derby della Mole

The Derby della Mole between Juventus and Torino is one of the most compelling and intriguing derbies in the peninsula and features the top two sides in Turin locking horns when Juventus take on Torino. Much like More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Pisa vs Livorno – Derby del Tirreno

In a nation littered with derbies stretching the length of the peninsula, the most notable and enticing games to the outsider are the likes of the Derby Di Italia, the Rome derby and the Derby della Madonnina. However, More...

By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 5th, 2011

Roma v Napoli – Derby Del Sole

The south of Italy has always had a strained relationship with the rest of the country. None more so than with the capital, where the usual stereotypes of “Il Mezzogiorno” as being a part of the country More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Palermo vs Catania: Derby Di Sicilia

On the streets of Palermo, the Sicilian capital, you can often find a slogan spray-painted on the walls, it reads “Forza Etna”. Forza meaning “go” and Etna of course being the Volcano which leers ominously More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Sunday, July 31st, 2011

AC Milan vs Inter – Derby della Madonnina

The Milan derby was named in honour of one of the most striking sights of the city, the Virgin Mary statue on the top of the Duomo which is usually called the ‘Madonnina’. The Milan derby remains as popular More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Inter vs Juventus – The Derby d’Italia

The bitter rivalry and ill feeling between Inter and Juventus has been epitomized many times in the Derby d’Italia. The phrase was first used by renowned Italian football journalist Gianni Brera in 1967 to describe More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Lazio vs Roma – Derby della Capitale

Many fans unfamiliar with Italian football would point to Inter v AC Milan as ‘the’ Serie A derby.  But nothing can match Lazio v Roma for levels of passion, pride and often violence. Roma was founded by combining three More...

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