Empoli Football Club was founded in 1920 by a group of students and until the 1980s were an average team from a small town of just 50,000. Since then they have enjoyed seven seasons in Serie A and even qualified for the UEFA Cup in 2006 and in 2007. This was a high point though and they were relegated to Serie B the following season.
Full Name : Empoli Football Club
Team Colours : blue and white
Nicknames : azzurri
Coach : Salvatore Campilongo
Stadium : Stadio Castellani, Viale delle Olimpiadi, Empoli
Capacity : 19,800
Official Website : empolicalcio.it
No major honours
The stadium is located to the north of the town centre close to the river Arno which runs through the town.
Tickets can be bought online from Ticketone.
Empoli is located in the popular tourist region of Tuscany, and could be combined with trips to more famous neighbours such as Florence, Pisa and Siena. It may be tempting to stay in one of the more significant tourist destinations, and make a journey to Empoli for the match. Pisa and Florence both have airports served by budget airlines and Empoli is on the train line between the two cities so is easily accessible.
Along with the well known neighbouring towns, you could take a bus 11km out of Empoli to a village with an extremely famous son: Vinci. You'll find a museum dedicated to Leonardo, and some attractive country walks.
For more detailed information on things to do and where to stay in and around Tuscany visit our sister website Italy Heaven - Tuscany.