The upcoming Serie A football season will begin on Sunday 28 August and finish on 13 May.
In making the announcement Thursday the league announced the Serie A calendar will include five midweek fixtures on Wednesdays (21 September, 26 October, 1 February, 11 April, 2 May).
The traditional winter break will take place from 25 December to 1 January 2012. There are also four scheduled international dates next season which are Sunday 4 September, 9 October and 13 November for Euro 2012 qualifiers.
As for the Coppa Italia, the first round will be on 7 August, the semi-finals on Wednesday 8 February and Wednesday 21 March, while the final will be Sunday 20 May (with a reserve date of Wednesday 23).