Success in Europe in midweek may have kickstarted the domestic campaigns of Juventius and Napoli.
Milan derby win for Inter, but for Juventus the problems continue to mount up.
Without tearing up any trees, Italy keep on grinding out the results they need.
After their worst start in over a century, Paddy Agnew asks where has it all gone wrong for champions Juventus.
Shocks aplenty as champions suffer first ever home defeat on opening day of the season.
Juventus and others flew the flag admirably in Europe, but deeper problems within the Italian game cast a shadow over the new season.
Silvio Berlusconi's sale of a significant stake in his beloved Milan could lead to a power struggle at the club.
Milan and Inter see potential in the huge Chinese market, while back in Italy, Fabio Cannavaro is sceptical about the quality of defending.
The San Siro, once a symbol of advanced Italian stadium architecture, has been showing its age in recent years.
Inter, Roma and Fiorentina are closely monitoring the movements of Chelsea's Mohammed Salah. Paddy Agnew on the big transfer saga of the summer in Italy.