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Football derbies in Italy

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This is a list of the major football derbies in Italy.

Some derbies have developed on the basis of intra-city rivalries (locally called stracittadine), others on a regional basis, and others are formed due to sporting or political rivalry and have little to do with geographical proximity.

City derbies and their history

Early Italian football was characterised by numerous matches between teams of the same cities, as teams would have needed to compete in regional preliminary phases in order to compete at the national level.

During the 1920s, the fascist leaders noted the great propaganda potential in what had become the first national sport. Most Italian cities were restricted to only a single club that could play professionally, although this rule was relaxed in three major cities of Northern Italy: Genoa, Milan and Turin, places where Italian football was born, which meant that the individual clubs' cultures were by that point too ingrained to be restricted. Further, due to the strong resistance of Lazio to join Roma, the same treatment was accorded to Rome, the capital.

The first derby in the Italian top flight was played in Turin on 8 May 1898 between the F.B.C. Torinese and Internazionale F.C. Torino, teams that would merge to create Torino Football Club.

When the Serie A began in 1929, three derbies were played in the top flight, which became four in 1935–36. Eighty years later, a fifth derby took place for the first time in 2001–02 when former amateur side Chievo contested the Verona Derby with the more traditional Hellas Verona.

The following city derbies are those that have been played at least once in Serie A.

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Northern Italy

Northern Italy

Northern Italy is a geographical and cultural region in the northern part of Italy. It consists of eight administrative regions: Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige. As of 2014, its population was 27,801,460. Rhaeto-Romance and Gallo-Italic languages are spoken in the region, as opposed to the Italo-Dalmatian languages spoken in the rest of Italy. The Venetian language is sometimes considered to be part of the Italo-Dalmatian languages, but some major publications such as Ethnologue and Glottolog define it as Gallo-Italic.

Genoa

Genoa

Genoa is a city in and the capital of the Italian region of Liguria, and the sixth-largest city in Italy. In 2015, 594,733 people lived within the city's administrative limits. As of the 2011 Italian census, the Province of Genoa, which in 2015 became the Metropolitan City of Genoa, had 855,834 resident persons. Over 1.5 million people live in the wider metropolitan area stretching along the Italian Riviera.

Milan

Milan

Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city proper in Italy after Rome. The city proper has a population of about 1.4 million, while its metropolitan city has 3.26 million inhabitants. Its continuously built-up urban area is the fourth largest in the EU with 5.27 million inhabitants. According to national sources, the population within the wider Milan metropolitan area, is estimated between 8.2 million and 12.5 million making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the largest in the EU.

A.S. Roma

A.S. Roma

Associazione Sportiva Romacode: ita promoted to code: it , commonly referred to as Roma, is a professional football club based in Rome, Italy. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma has participated in the top tier of Italian football for all of its existence, except for the 1951–52 season. Roma has won Serie A three times, in 1941–42, 1982–83 and 2000–01, as well as nine Coppa Italiacode: ita promoted to code: it titles and two Supercoppa Italianacode: ita promoted to code: it titles. In European competitions, Roma won the UEFA Europa Conference League in 2021–22, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61 and was runner-up in the 1983–84 European Cup and the 1990–91 UEFA Cup.

F.B.C. Torinese

F.B.C. Torinese

Foot-Ball Club Torinese was an Italian football club from Turin that was founded in 1894. It merged with Internazionale Torino in 1900, keeping its name. The club competed in the first Italian Football Championship, and stayed in the competition until the club dissolved in 1906, allowing the creation of Torino F.C. with the support of some Juventus dissidents.

Internazionale F.C. Torino

Internazionale F.C. Torino

Internazionale Football Club Torino commonly known as just Internazionale Torino was an Italian football club from Turin. The club was founded by a merger in 1891 and is the third Italian club dedicated to football.

A.C. ChievoVerona

A.C. ChievoVerona

Associazione Calcio ChievoVerona, commonly referred to as ChievoVerona or simply Chievo [ˈkjeːvo], is a former professional Italian football club named after and based in Chievo, a suburb of 4,500 inhabitants in Verona, Veneto, and owned by Paluani, a bakery product company and the inspiration for their original name, Paluani Chievo. During its years as a professional club, Chievo shared the 38,402 seater Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium with its cross-town rivals Hellas Verona.

Derby della Scala

Derby della Scala

The Derby della Scala, also known as Derby dell'Arena or the Verona Derby in English and Derby di Verona in Italian, is the name given to any association football match contested between ChievoVerona and Hellas Verona. Its venue is at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. The name refers to the Scaligeri or della Scala aristocratic family, who were rulers of Verona during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Hellas Verona F.C.

Hellas Verona F.C.

Hellas Verona Football Club, commonly referred to as Hellas Verona or simply Verona, is a professional Italian football club based in Verona, Italy, that currently plays in Serie A. The team won the Serie A Championship in the 1984–85 season.

Derby della Lanterna

Derby della Lanterna

The Derby della Lanterna, Italian for the "Derby of the Lantern", is Genoa's local derby, played by Genoa C.F.C and U.C. Sampdoria. It takes place at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, which both clubs share.

Lighthouse of Genoa

Lighthouse of Genoa

The Lighthouse of Genoa, is the main lighthouse for the city's port. Besides being an important aid to night navigation in the vicinity, the tower serves as a symbol and a landmark for the City of Genoa. Built of masonry, at 76 m (249 ft) it is the world's fifth tallest lighthouse and the second tallest "traditional" one. Between 1543 and the construction of the lighthouse on Île Vierge, France in 1902, it was the tallest lighthouse in the world. When measured as a whole with the natural rock on which it stands, as it is commonly perceived and represented, its height is 117 m (383 ft), which would make it the second tallest lighthouse in the world, the tallest in Europe, and the tallest traditional lighthouse.

Genoa C.F.C.

Genoa C.F.C.

Genoa Cricket and Football Club, commonly referred to as Genoa, is a professional football club based in Genoa, Liguria, Italy, that competes in Serie B, the second division of the Italian football league system.

Major inter-city

The following derbies have also been played in Serie A.

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Derby d'Italia

Derby d'Italia

The Derby d'Italia is the name of the football derby between Internazionale of Milan and Juventus of Turin. The term was coined back in 1967 by Italian sports journalist Gianni Brera. It is the equivalent of Spain's El Clásico and France's Le Classique.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan

Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, and colloquially known as Inter Milan in English-speaking countries, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. Inter is the only Italian side to have always competed in the top flight of Italian football since its debut in 1909.

Gianni Brera

Gianni Brera

Giovanni Luigi "Gianni" Brera was an Italian sports journalist and novelist. This is a description by himself: "My real name is Giovanni Luigi Brera. I was born on 8 September 1919 in San Zenone Po in the province of Pavia, and grew up like a wild man among woods, river banks and still waters. [...] I am a Padan from the banks and flood plains, the bush and the sandbanks. I soon realized I was a legitimate son of the Po".

Derby del Sole

Derby del Sole

The Derby del Sole, also known as Derby del Sud, is an Italian football derby between Napoli and Roma. The two clubs are considered the most popular outside of Northern Italy ; Roma being from Central Italy and Napoli from Southern Italy.

A.S. Roma

A.S. Roma

Associazione Sportiva Romacode: ita promoted to code: it , commonly referred to as Roma, is a professional football club based in Rome, Italy. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma has participated in the top tier of Italian football for all of its existence, except for the 1951–52 season. Roma has won Serie A three times, in 1941–42, 1982–83 and 2000–01, as well as nine Coppa Italiacode: ita promoted to code: it titles and two Supercoppa Italianacode: ita promoted to code: it titles. In European competitions, Roma won the UEFA Europa Conference League in 2021–22, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61 and was runner-up in the 1983–84 European Cup and the 1990–91 UEFA Cup.

Derby dell'Appennino

Derby dell'Appennino

The Derby dell'Appennino is a derby between Bologna F.C. 1909 and ACF Fiorentina, two football clubs in Italy. Derby dell'Appennino gets its name from the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano mountains of the Apennine Mountains which geographically separate the two cities.

Bologna F.C. 1909

Bologna F.C. 1909

Bologna Football Club 1909, commonly referred to as Bologna, is an Italian professional football club based in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna that plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. The club have won seven top-flight titles, two Coppa Italia titles, and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club based in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The original team was founded by a merger in August 1926, while the actual club was refounded in August 2002 following bankruptcy. Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons.

Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy, situated in the north of the country, comprising the historical regions of Emilia and Romagna. Its capital is Bologna. It has an area of 22,446 km2 (8,666 sq mi), and about 4.4 million inhabitants.

Apennine Mountains

Apennine Mountains

The Apennines or Apennine Mountains are a mountain range consisting of parallel smaller chains extending c. 1,200 km (750 mi) along the length of peninsular Italy. In the northwest they join with the Ligurian Alps at Altare. In the southwest they end at Reggio di Calabria, the coastal city at the tip of the peninsula. Since 2000 the Environment Ministry of Italy, following the recommendations of the Apennines Park of Europe Project, has been defining the Apennines System to include the mountains of north Sicily, for a total distance of 1,500 kilometres (930 mi). The system forms an arc enclosing the east side of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas.

Derby delle Due Sicilie

Derby delle Due Sicilie

The Derby delle Due Sicilie is an Italian Serie A derby between the Napoli and Palermo football clubs.

Derby delle Isole

Derby delle Isole

The Derby delle Isole is an Italian Serie A and Serie B derby between the two football clubs Palermo F.C. and Cagliari Calcio. It is played twice a year, unless the two sides do not play in the same division that season.

Minor provincial derbies

In Italy, there are 107 provinces. The following derbies are intra-provincial derbies.

Alessandria Province

Ascoli Piceno

  • Derby del Tronto or the Piceno: AscoliSambenedettese, the major derby for both sets of fans, a heated soccer match. Always citizens of San Benedetto del Tronto assert their autonomy from the capital Piceno. This turned derby was played in Serie B seasons 1976–77, 1977–78 and 1985–86.

Bari

Como

  • Derby del Lario: ComoLecco, was played several times Serie B when Lecco was still part of the Province of Como. It's a duel between the two branches of Lake Como and Volta to that of Manzoni.

Florence

Forlì

  • Derby of the Riviera: CesenaRimini, held in Serie B seasons 1977–78, 1978–79 and 1980–81 when Rimini was still part of the province of Forlì.

Lecce

  • Salento Derby: LecceGallipoli, is dispute for the first time in the league of Serie B 2009–10.

Lucca

  • Derby of the Lucca: LuccheseViareggio extremely dangerous having some of the historical precedents, especially in twenties and thirties. "In May 1920 a bad refereeing the football match between the team and the town of Lucca lights the fuse to a popular upheaval that autoelegge Viareggio Republic isolating it completely for three days".[6] There are precedents in the seasons Serie A 1934–35 and Serie B 1935–36, and in the second level of the Italian soccer league in the twenties.

Modena

  • Modena-Sassuolo Derby ModenaSassuolo, not a long-lasting rivalry, but it started to have some relevance to recent precedents as Sassuolo has established themselves at a higher level. It was in fact played in Serie B 2008–09 and 2012–13.
  • Modena-Carpi Derby ModenaCarpi, Another minor local rivalry, featured in Serie B 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons.
  • Sassuolo-Carpi Derby SassuoloCarpi, Another minor local rivalry, featured in Serie A 2015–16 season.

Naples

  • Napoli-Savoia Derby, NapoliSavoia was played for the first time 24 December 1939, during the knockout phase of the Italian Cup from 1939 to 1940, the score was 1–3 Savoy Naples.[7] In the only previous league games dating back to the championship 1999–2000 Serie B, when the Naples returned to Serie A and the Savoy relegated to Serie C1. The results were Savoia-Napoli 0–1

Padua

  • Saints Derby or Padua Derby: PaduaCittadella, is played for the first time in championship Serie B in 2009–10 after several derbies in Serie C1, and also in 2000 in 2002 when Cittadella played in Padua its first two seasons in Serie B. At the dawn of Italian football is also played in the derby Padua and Petrarca.

Salerno

Varese

  • Derby Varese: VaresePro Patria, derby between the team and the capital of the Busto Arsizio, a city that for years has ambitions to become the capital of the province.

Vicenza

  • Derby di Vicenza or Derby della Lana (Wool Derby): Lanerossi VicenzaA.C. Marzotto. It was played mostly between the two world wars and in the third series, but also in Serie B in the early 1950s. The rivalry between Vicenza and Valdagno, despite not officially meeting for decades, is still on, so that in a few bars of Valdagno is still served a cocktail called "Cinqueazero" ("Fivetozero") in memory of a victory of Marzotto in the 1940s.

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Provinces of Italy

Provinces of Italy

The provinces of Italy are the second-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic, on an intermediate level between a municipality and a region. Since 2015, provinces have been classified as "institutional bodies of second level".

Casale F.B.C.

Casale F.B.C.

A.S.D. Casale Foot Ball Club is an Italian football club, based in Casale Monferrato, Piedmont. The club plays in Serie D.

Serie A

Serie A

The Serie A, also called Serie A TIM for national sponsorship with TIM, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and the winner is awarded the Scudetto and the Coppa Campioni d'Italia. It has been operating as a round-robin tournament for over ninety years since the 1929–30 season. It had been organized by the Direttorio Divisioni Superiori until 1943 and the Lega Calcio until 2010, when the Lega Serie A was created for the 2010–11 season. Serie A is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often depicted as the most tactical and defensively sound national league. Serie A was the world's strongest national league in 2020 according to IFFHS, and is ranked fourth among European leagues according to UEFA's league coefficient – behind the Bundesliga, La Liga and the Premier League, and ahead of Ligue 1 – which is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League during the previous five years. Serie A led the UEFA ranking from 1986 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1999.

Serie B

Serie B

The Serie B, currently named Serie BKT for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It has been operating for over ninety years since the 1929–30 season. It had been organized by Lega Calcio until 2010, when the Lega Serie B was created for the 2010–11 season. Common nicknames for the league are campionato cadetto and cadetteria, since cadetto is the Italian name for junior or cadet.

San Benedetto del Tronto

San Benedetto del Tronto

San Benedetto del Tronto is a city and comune in Marche, Italy. Part of an urban area with 100,000 inhabitants, it is one of the most densely populated areas along the Adriatic Sea coast. It is the most populated city in Province of Ascoli Piceno, with 46,957. Its port is one of the biggest on the Adriatic; it is the most important centre of Riviera of the Palms, with over 8,000 Phoenix canariensis, Washingtonia and P. sylvestris plants.

Andria

Andria

Andria is a city and comune in Apulia. It is an agricultural and service center, producing wine, olives and almonds. It is the fourth-largest municipality in the Apulia region and the largest municipality of the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani. It is known for the 13th-century Castel del Monte.

A.S.D. Barletta 1922

A.S.D. Barletta 1922

A.S.D. Barletta 1922 is an Italian association football club located in Barletta, Apulia. Currently it plays in Serie D.

Serie C

Serie C

The Serie C is the third-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie B and Serie A. The Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico is the governing body that runs the Serie C.

Barletta

Barletta

Barletta is a city, comune of Apulia, in south eastern Italy. Barletta is the capoluogo, together with Andria and Trani, of the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani. It has a population of around 94,700 citizens.

Calcio Lecco 1912

Calcio Lecco 1912

Calcio Lecco 1912, better known as Lecco, is a football club in Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. The club currently plays in Serie C, the third division of the Italian Football.

Lecco

Lecco

Lecco is a city of 48,131 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Milan. It lies at the end of the south-eastern branch of Lake Como. The Bergamo Alps rise to the north and east, cut through by the Valsassina of which Lecco marks the southern end.

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club based in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The original team was founded by a merger in August 1926, while the actual club was refounded in August 2002 following bankruptcy. Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons.

Minor regional derbies

In Italy, there are 20 regions. The following derbies are intra-regional derbies.

Abruzzo

The only derby in Abruzzo that have been played in Serie B is the one between Pescara and Virtus Lanciano in 2013–2014, 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 and the other one between Pescara and Castel di Sangro in 1996–97 and 1997–98 (Serie B).

Apulia

In general, the challenges between the three most famous teams of the region (Bari, Lecce and Foggia) played in Serie A. Featured:

  • Apulian Derby: BariLecce, the match between the two most important teams of Apulia, in the second half of the 1990s.
  • Derby of the Murgia: TarantoBari, the main centers of region. Due to the different fortunes of the two teams, the derby is no longer played at the official level by 1993.
  • Derby of Apulia: FoggiaBari has been played in the top division in 1991–92, 1993–94 and 1994–95.

Calabria

  • Derby della Calabria: any game between the teams of Catanzaro, Cosenza, Reggina and Crotone. The derby between Catanzaro and Cosenza, considered the quintessential derby, the first Calabrian derby was played in Serie B in 1946. After that, historically another derby on and heard from both sets of fans since the early 60 'has always been Cosenza-Reggina,[8][9] also played in Serie B, but since the 1988–89 season.
  • Derby of the former province of Catanzaro: Catanzaro-Crotone is the former derby in the province of Catanzaro in Croton there was a part before the '90s. This game was played in Serie B only in seasons 2004–05 and 2005–06.
  • Derby of Ancient Greece: Reggina-Crotone played in Serie B since 2001, ended in a tie except for 2010 where the victory of amaranth slowed the run of the Pythagoreans to the play-offs and another win there amaranth is in the Italian Cup in 2013 1–0. Then Scida historic victory at 2–0 Crotone at home against Reggina after 37 years from the previous victory in October 2013.

In addition to those listed the only other derby Calabrian played at least in Serie B is between Cosenza and Crotone in Serie B 2000–01,2001–02,2018-19 and 2019-20

Campania

Historically, the biggest football event of the region is the Derby della Campania, that is the challenge that confronts two teams from Avellino, Napoli and Salerno.

Other derby Campania, at least those played in Serie B also involve Juve Stabia, Nocerina and Savoia, and are the following:

Emilia-Romagna

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Derby of the Northeast: UdineseTriestina, which match see opposing capitals of the regions historical and geographic Friuli and Venezia Giulia, and also the only two regional clubs to ever be landed in Serie A. They competed for 7 seasons in Serie A since 1950–51 to 1958–59.

Lazio

The only derby between two teams of Lazio which was held only in the top is The Rome Derby.

  • Derby del Romano-Ciociaro: Roma/Lazio – Frosinone, these derbies were played for the first time in history in the 2015–16 Serie A season.[10]
  • Derby of the Lower Lazio: FrosinoneLatina, meeting strongly felt in both provinces, which confronts two realities very different regional, such as Ciociaria (Frosinone) and Pontine (Latina). Played for years in lower categories, it was played in Serie B for the first time in 2014-15.

Liguria

Since the early days of football in Italy, Liguria has been breeding ground for numerous teams and have therefore many derbies between teams of Liguria in Serie A and Serie B:

  • Virtus EntellaSpezia, which took place several times in the minor leagues and in Serie B 2014–2015; is felt mainly by the fans of the former club.[11]
  • GenoaSavona Derby, held on several occasions between the 1910s and 1920s and only twice since the advent of the championships in a single round: Serie B 1966–1967 and Serie C 1970–1971.
  • GenoaSpezia Derby,[12] a meeting that traces its roots back to the 1920s, and was played in Serie B in a single round only in the 2006–07 season. After the head-to-head at the top of the Serie C1 league in 2005–2006, the rivalry has been rekindled.[13][14]
  • SampdoriaSavona Derby, held in a single season in Serie B in 1966–67.
  • SanremeseSpezia Derby, held in Serie A in the 1930s and several other times in the minor leagues.
  • SavonaSestrese Derby, held in Serie B 1946–1947 and numerous minor leagues.
  • SavonaSpezia Derby, held in Serie B in 1940s and several other times in the minor leagues.
  • SestreseSpezia Derby, held in Serie B in 1946–1947 and in numerous minor championships.

Three teams have now disappeared, Gymnastics Club Sampierdarenese, Liguria Football Club and La Dominante disputed derbies with the other teams in Liguria in Serie A or Serie B.

Lombardy

  • Derby of Lombardy: BresciaAtalanta fierce rivalry between two industrial centres of Lombardy, historically linked by their common origin in the ancient Celtic tribe of Cenomani, a background that is reflected in the similarity between the dialects of the two cities, distinct from those of the surrounding provinces. The pride of belonging to the city intensifies the rivalry.[15][16]
  • Inter MilanAtalanta Derby
  • Inter MilanBrescia Derby
  • A.C. MilanAtalanta
  • Derby di Bergamo: AtalantaAlbinoLeffe: prior to this match being played in Serie B, Atalanta's games against AlzanoCene were considered the derby, but the clear domination of support for Atalanta meant the rivalry was weak.[17]
  • Derby del Lario: ComoLecco, until some time ago it was considered a provincial rivalry; since 1993, with the creation of the province of Lecco, has become a clash between two independent realities which continues also in non-football. It is a duel between the two branches of Lake Como to Volta and the Manzoni. The two sides met several times in the Serie A and Serie C but never in the top flight.
  • Derby Insubria: ComoVarese, is one of the most heated rivalry in the west of Italy, so as to be considered risky even in the lower categories. After years of involvement in different series teams have found themselves in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 2008–09 season.
  • Derby dell'Altomilanese: Pro PatriaLegnano clash between the two cities has always been in search of their own autonomy, which should be close to the current submission Varese and Milan. The rivalry has historical roots that finds traces in the communal. Both companies have in the past Serie A and four times they met in the top flight.
  • Derby ComoMonza, defined as the "hottest derby in Serie B", the rivalry dates back to 1967, when Monza beat Como in a decisive promotion play-off match for the Serie B. In 1980, a 3–3 draw between the two ultimately killed Monza's chance of promotion to the Serie A; violence ensued between the two opposing fans.[18]
  • Derby MonzaPro Sesto, linked to the rivalry geographical proximity between the two cities. Historically, the two sides have had a tradition of beating the other away from home.[19]
  • Derby CremoneseMantova, in recent years, with the fall of grigiorossi in the lower divisions, it has become one of the most heated rivalries in the north of Italy, so as to be considered risky. Numerous meetings were held in the early 2000s in Second Division after years of militancy in different series.
  • Derby Violin: CremoneseBrescia, the historic rivalry on and also though with a few noteworthy episodes in recent years in view of the changing fortunes of the two teams.

Marche

  • The derby hotter and heard is that between Ancona and Ascoli. It represents the clash between the two teams most qualified at the regional level, the only ones to have achieved, although at different times, the championship of Italian Cup.
  • Of all the derby Marche, the only ones to have been played in the second division are: AnconaAscoli, AnconaSambenedettese (only in the 1988–89 season), AscoliSambenedettese (in the seasons 1976–77, 1977–78 and 1985–86) and AnconaMaceratese (only in the 1940–41 season).

Piedmont

  • Rice Derby: NovaraPro Vercelli, held in back to Serie B in the 2012–13 season after the last previous away Serie B 1947–48 season. There are precedents in the first level of the football league at the beginning of the last century.
  • Eastern Piedmont Derby: Pro VercelliCasale , earlier they were both in Serie A and in B in the first half of the last century.

Sardinia

  • Sardinian Derby: TorresCagliari, the two largest teams in Sardinia, it represents the cities of Cagliari and Sassari.[20]

Sicily

Tuscany

  • Derby Guelph-Ghibelline: FiorentinaSiena, the game felt much more by fans of Siena. The province of Siena is the one with the highest number of purple fans after the province of Florence, it is therefore a "derby derby" as if the city were playing against Siena Siena province.
  • LivornoPisa Derby, is different from the various Tuscan derby because of the historic rivalry between the two the city. In Italy it is one of the challenges of high risk of public policy.
  • FiorentinaPisa, deeply felt on both sides, and despite the rivalry felt ever more part of Pisa is the one with the "cousins" of the Livorno, some sections of the fans neroazzurra point out that in fact their true derby is the one with the '"hated" Fiorentina.
  • PistoiesePrato Derby, is a very sensitive derby between the two cities, there have been numerous clashes between rival supporters.
  • Derby Medici: FiorentinaLivorno, holds the record of being the Tuscan derby most played in the top flight Italian football with 32 games (16 seasons).
  • Livorno-Siena Derby: LivornoSiena, strong rivalry since the 1950s between the two sides.
  • Forum Derby: LucchesePisa has become very important because this challenge in recent years has been very often. It is strongly felt by both sets of fans.
  • Derby SienaEmpoli, the rivalry between the two sides.
  • Derby Saline: GrossetoSiena, the rivalry between the capital city of the Palio Maremma and the related a historical hatred between the two cities that began in the Middle Ages, as Siena attacked and subdued Grosseto four times to steal economic hegemony in the salt marshes of the coast. The last meeting between the two teams dates back to the 2010–2011 Serie B championship.
  • Derby LivornoLucchese, strong rivalry.
  • Derby of Archipelago GrossetoLivorno, a challenge that is held for the first time in the Serie A championship 2008–2009, after 30 years of no official challenges between the two teams.[21]
  • PisaEmpoli, the rivalry between the two sides.
  • Derby Pisano: PisaPontedera, considered a derby "light", with no disagreements or issues of public policy, strongly felt by the fans and very little from those of Pontedera Pisa.
  • Derby EmpoliPrato: it was considered a provincial derby until 1993, when Prato became an independent province (previously it was part of the Province of Florence). It was played only one time in 1949–50 Serie B season.

Trentino-South Tyrol

Umbria

  • Derby of Umbria: PerugiaTernana a sentimental derby and at high risk of incidents, while not having never played in the Serie A is the clash between the two largest clubs in Umbria.[22]

There used to be another local club based in Terni, Sporting Terni, but its existence was short lived.

Veneto

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Regions of Italy

Regions of Italy

The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic, constituting its second NUTS administrative level. There are twenty regions, five of which have higher autonomy than the rest. Under the Constitution of Italy, each region is an autonomous entity with defined powers. With the exception of the Aosta Valley and Friuli Venezia Giulia, each region is divided into a number of provinces.

Serie B

Serie B

The Serie B, currently named Serie BKT for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It has been operating for over ninety years since the 1929–30 season. It had been organized by Lega Calcio until 2010, when the Lega Serie B was created for the 2010–11 season. Common nicknames for the league are campionato cadetto and cadetteria, since cadetto is the Italian name for junior or cadet.

Delfino Pescara 1936

Delfino Pescara 1936

Delfino Pescara 1936, commonly referred to as Pescara, is a professional Italian football club based in Pescara, Abruzzo.

U.S. Lecce

U.S. Lecce

Unione Sportiva Lecce, commonly referred to as Lecce, is an Italian football club based in Lecce, Apulia. The club play in Serie A in the 2022–23 season, the top level of the Italian football pyramid, having been promoted from Serie B. Lecce plays its home games at Stadio Via del Mare, which has a capacity of 31,533 spectators.

Cosenza Calcio

Cosenza Calcio

Cosenza Calcio S.r.l. is an Italian football club, based in Cosenza, Calabria. Currently the team plays in Serie B.

F.C. Crotone

F.C. Crotone

Football Club Crotone S.r.l., commonly referred to as Crotone, is an Italian football club based in Crotone, Calabria. They play in the third division of Italian football, the Serie C. Founded in 20 settembre 1910, it holds its home games at Stadio Ezio Scida, which has a 16,647-seat capacity.

Other rivalries

The following derbies span multiple regions.

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Regions of Italy

Regions of Italy

The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic, constituting its second NUTS administrative level. There are twenty regions, five of which have higher autonomy than the rest. Under the Constitution of Italy, each region is an autonomous entity with defined powers. With the exception of the Aosta Valley and Friuli Venezia Giulia, each region is divided into a number of provinces.

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club based in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The original team was founded by a merger in August 1926, while the actual club was refounded in August 2002 following bankruptcy. Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons.

S.S. Lazio

S.S. Lazio

Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to as Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club based in Rome, most known for its football activity. The society, founded in 1900, plays in the Serie A and have spent most of their history in the top tier of Italian football. Lazio have been Italian champions twice, and have won the Coppa Italia seven times, the Supercoppa Italiana three times, and both the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup on one occasion.

A.S. Roma

A.S. Roma

Associazione Sportiva Romacode: ita promoted to code: it , commonly referred to as Roma, is a professional football club based in Rome, Italy. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma has participated in the top tier of Italian football for all of its existence, except for the 1951–52 season. Roma has won Serie A three times, in 1941–42, 1982–83 and 2000–01, as well as nine Coppa Italiacode: ita promoted to code: it titles and two Supercoppa Italianacode: ita promoted to code: it titles. In European competitions, Roma won the UEFA Europa Conference League in 2021–22, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61 and was runner-up in the 1983–84 European Cup and the 1990–91 UEFA Cup.

S.S.C. Napoli

S.S.C. Napoli

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli, is an Italian professional football club based in the city of Naples, Campania that plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. Napoli has won two Serie A titles, six Coppa Italia titles, two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and one UEFA Cup.

U.S. Catanzaro 1929

U.S. Catanzaro 1929

U.S. Catanzaro 1929 is an Italian football club based in Catanzaro, Calabria and competes in Serie C, the third tier of the Italian football championship.

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location in northern Italy, about halfway between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan on the edge of the Dolomites. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last ice age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Brescia, Verona (south-east) and Trentino (north).

Hellas Verona F.C.

Hellas Verona F.C.

Hellas Verona Football Club, commonly referred to as Hellas Verona or simply Verona, is a professional Italian football club based in Verona, Italy, that currently plays in Serie A. The team won the Serie A Championship in the 1984–85 season.

Brescia Calcio

Brescia Calcio

Brescia Calcio, commonly referred to as Brescia, is an Italian football club based in Brescia, Lombardy, that currently plays in Serie B.

Triveneto

Triveneto

The Triveneto, or Tre Venezie, is a historical region of Italy. The area included what has become the three Italian regions of Venezia Euganea, Venezia Giulia and Venezia Tridentina. This territory was named after the Roman region of Venetia et Histria.

Po (river)

Po (river)

The Po is the longest river in Italy. It flows eastward across northern Italy starting from the Cottian Alps. The river's length is either 652 km (405 mi) or 682 km (424 mi), if the Maira, a right bank tributary, is included. The headwaters of the Po are a spring seeping from a stony hillside at Pian del Re, a flat place at the head of the Val Po under the northwest face of Monviso. The Po then extends along the 45th parallel north before ending at a delta projecting into the Adriatic Sea near Venice.

Spezia Calcio

Spezia Calcio

Spezia Calcio is a professional football club based in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. Spezia Calcio was founded in 1906 by the Swiss banker Hermann Hurni, who played for the early Crystal Palace amateur teams in London during his time there as a student. He played for Crystal Palace again in 1909.

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