Passing by some of the city's most famous landmarks and historic sights, the Florence marathon is a major event on Italy's sporting calendar. Runners at the ready!
- When? 24th - 25th November 2017
- Where? Florence, Italy
- Price: Entry fee is between €40 and €90 depending on date of entry.
What's a great way to see a city? A stroll? Hopping on a bus? How about running 42km with thousands of other people? No, we haven't lost our minds - the 34th Florence Marathon this November is the perfect way to see the medieval buildings, ancient streets and iconic landmarks in one of Italy's most beautiful cities. Don't forget your trainers!
Running for over thirty years, the Florence Marathon has become a firm fixture on Florence's sporting calendar. Attracting over ten thousand runners, the race - known as the most scenic marathon route in Italy - runs through the city centre while the streets are lined with cheering supporters. Since it began in 1984 its continued to grow in size and is now Italy's second biggest marathon after Rome.
One of its main draws is the fact it passes by some of Florence's most iconic sights and architectural wonders. As well as running by Cathedral Square, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, runners are also treated to wonderful views of the rolling Tuscan hills and surrounding countryside. Regularly ranked within the world's top twenty marathons, the race is a great chance to sight-see while taking part in something amazing. If you're running maybe leave the camera behind though - we think you'll have more import things to focus on.
- Get there: The race starts from Piazza del Duomo in the city centre. Take the bus to 'Duomo' which is just around the corner.
- Stay: Book accommodation in the Santa Croce area to be near the city centre but not at the heart of the action.
Keep up to date with any news or updates in the lead-up by visiting the official website.
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