Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro

The Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro (short FIP), is an association which organizes the Italian Basketball Championship. The headquarters of the FIP is in Rome.


It was founded on November 2, 1921 in Milan as Federazione Italiana Basket Ball. Immediately after the incorporation joined her 10 clubs. Of these, some teams have two championships, organized by the Federazione Ginnastica d' Italia participated.

In 1925 the name was Federazione Italiana Palla al Cesto and 1930 in Federazione Italiana Palla al Canestro ( later Pallacanestro ) changed. In 1930 the Italian women 's basketball championship was also organized for the first time, recognized the Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano from FIP and moved the headquarters to Rome.

From 1970, the FIP also organized the Lega Basket Serie A, and since 1976 also the Serie A1 Women.


The FIP organizes the Lega Serie A Baskets that Legadue, the Series B and Series C in the men. The Series A1, Series A2 and the B series with the ladies.

It also organizes the Italian Cup, the Italian Basketball Cup.