From Coverciano to the Glass Museum in Empoli: the European Championship trophy on its travelsThe prestigious piece of silverware will be housed at the museum when the Under-21 National Team face Luxembourg at the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Friday 3 September
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
When the Under-21 National Team face Luxembourg at the Stadio Carlo Castellani in three days’ time, they’ll do so in the presence of a prestigious piece of silverware: the European Championship trophy won by Italy during the summer.
Indeed, it will travel from the Coverciano Football Museum and arrive at the Glass Museum in Empoli on Friday 3 September to celebrate a day that will be completely dedicated to Italy. At 17:30 CEST, the Under-21s will then face their Luxembourg counterparts in their first Euro qualifying match in Group F.
From 14:00 CEST to 20:00 CEST, the trophy will be housed in the Glass Museum, allowing visitors to admire a piece of highly coveted silverware that Italy got their hands on for the first time in 53 years.
“It really is a special period for Empoli and the Azzurri colours. The Under-21s’ arrival will be marked by this great initiative that will see the European Championship trophy be housed in our museum. We’d like to thank the FIGC for this opportunity and for choosing the Castellani to host the game. It comes after an exceptional week for Andreazzoli’s Empoli, who recorded a historic away victory over Juventus,” said Fabrizio Biuzzi, Councillor for Sport.
It's not the first time that the Glass Museum has housed silverware won by the National Team. Indeed, when the Azzurri played San Marino in a friendly in 2017, Italy’s four World Cups and the 1968 European Championship trophy were exhibited there. This time around, the Piazza della Vittoria monument will be illuminated blue to mark the occasion.
It'll be possible for all visitors to enter the museum at a reduced cost (three euros) and also visit the rooms dedicated to the green glass of Empoli.