Planning a Football Trip to Italy. Serie A games are to be played on Boxing Day for the first time next season after the schedule for 2018-19, was released last week.
This is great news for the football trip because it means as soon as the fixtures are announced we can book our trips and not worry about the game being moved for TV.
Serie B experimented with a round of fixtures on Dec. 26 several seasons ago and, after years of discussions, Serie A is now to follow suit in a bid to boost attendances.
According to the new schedule, there will be a round of fixtures on Dec. 22, on Boxing Day and again on Dec. 29 before the round of 16 of the Coppa Italia will get the action started again in 2019 on Jan. 13, a week before Serie A resumes. This means that potentially 3 rounds of fixtures could be bookable on the opening day of the season. It just needs to be seen if the two weekend rounds are played over the Saturday and the Sunday or just the Saturday,
Due to the relatively early start to the season, and with additional fixtures packed in around Christmas, there will only be two midweek rounds of matches next season: on Sept. 26 and April 3.