There's little English coverage so far, but this Saturday the Italian season kicks off with the GP Costa Degli Etruschi, a race along the Tuscan shore. The basic description (from last year, via BiciRace):
The real news, as hyped over at the Italian TuttoBici, is the lineup:
Tom Steels was supposed to be there, but he needs another week to heal his broken collarbone. Wuss. Anyway, even if it's more like a parade, one featuring the Rainbow Jersey, plus a sprint with Petacchi vs. Bennati vs. Bennati vs. Chicchi, is worth a look. Apparently RAI 3 will be airing it, possibly streaming.
Oh, and on the subject of Italian sprinters, what the hell has gotten into Alberto Loddo?