Napoli and Roma made the most significant of transformations this season. They are two clubs trying to establish themselves as Italy's best. They spent a lot of money, but they also made some bargain buys.
Both teams qualified for the Champions League, Roma for the first time since 2011. They managed their highest-ever points total (85) and competed with Juventus, who broke many of their own records, until the end.
Some great talent has left the peninsula over recent years—Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva all going to Paris—but plenty have come in. Here is a selection of the very best transfers made this year based on a 4-4-2 formation.
For the sake of clarity, players on co-ownership and loan deals were not included (including the likes of Ciro Immobile, Jorginho and Juan Cuadrado).