In a ceremony full of pomp and circumstance (and Lazio's president literally walking Carlo Tavecchio on to the stage with his arm around Tavecchio's shoulder. Way to change stereotypes about your club!), Serie A drew their fixture list for the upcoming season, and now we have a rough idea of who Napoli will be facing, as well as when and where the fixtures will be.
Napoli will be opening the season on the road, journeying to Genoa at the end of August to hopefully start things off right with a win. The first league match at the San Paolo is the next week, as Chievo Verona come to Naples to be subjected to the wrath of the Curva as the home faithful get to work for the first time.
The first "big" match will be in week seven, as Napoli travel to the San Siro to face Walter Mazzarri and Inter Milan. By then Inter will be engulfed in the rigors of their Europa League campaign (and hopefully Napoli in the Champion League), so fatigue could play a big role in that tie. Napoli will actually make both of their trips to the San Siro in the first half, as they head back to face AC Milan in week 15 in December. The two Milan sides are scheduled to come to the San Paolo in weeks 26 and 34, respectively.
The first Derby del Sole against Roma is in week ten when last year's runners-up come to the San Paolo, with Napoli making the return fixture in week 29. The Coppa Italia final rematch comes in week eleven, when Napoli head to Fiorentina in the middle of November.
Of course, the fixtures everyone will be circling will be those against Juventus. The three time defending champions will be coming to the San Paolo in mid-January for the week 18 fixture, meaning that the second to the last match of the season will be at Juventus Stadium. Between that and a home tie against Lazio, the close of the season could be very tough indeed, and incredibly dramatic if Napoli are involved in a close title race.
The full fixture list is below. As is traditional with Serie A, we won't know the actual dates or times until a couple of weeks before each fixture. The fixtures themselves are always subject to change, as they'll occasionally get shuffled around a bit to help ease fixture congestion.