Running around Italy: the best 15 marathons, between sport and racing
If you are running lovers and you don’t dislike to discover new places, natural landscapes and amazing cities, this is the article that belongs to you! From North to South, we will run across Italy stopping on the cities which have decided to enhance this sport, selecting the most loved ones. 3 2 1…Andiamo! .
We start with Rome and it is not a case: it will be the charm of the Citta’ Eterna or maybe the always lovely clime or, even better, the incredible path that starts and closes in Fori Imperiali, crossing the best places of the historical center of the city.
Date: April 2020
Eco-marathon of Marsi
Let’s move now in Abruzzo, at Collelongo, an amazing town that is the starting and arrival point of Eco-Marathon of Marsi, to immerge yourself in the pure air and in the breathtaking landscapes of National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. You will run among the uncontaminated nature on the second Sunday of May.
Date: Second Sunday of May
If you love blue skies and the green of Tuscany, then you must attend the Mugello Marathon. Starting from Borgo San Lorenzo, along its path, it includes a trail in the Autodromo Internazionale of Mugello, in addition to the amazing villas of this territory.
Date: 22nd of September 2019
Let’s go to Milan for its 42km and 195 meters of Milan Marathon, an enthralling ringing path which starts and arrives in the heart of the city. Recently redesigned, it allows to immerge yourself in the real Milan atmosphere, enjoying the best spots of the city.
Date: 5th of April 2020
Let’s go back to Tuscany, to discover Florence Marathon: here you can run across the infinite beauties of this city, admiring places and memorials of indisputable value, witnesses of an history which plants its roots in ancient times.
Date: 24th of November 2019
Both athletic and wine lover? The Chianti Eco-Marathon, with its sweet hillsides and the hilly vineyards, is what is made for you. There are several possibilities to attend the path: form the classic marathon to the Nordic walking, from the walk to trail. To restore yourself, allow yourself to enjoy a post-run aperitif with the typical products of the area. Cin!
Date: 18th – 20th of October 2019
Verona offers the possibility to involve yourself with the classic path of 42 km of Veronamarathon, in November with starting and arriving point in Piazza Bra; with the Giulietta&Romeo Half Marathon, organized in Frbuary, the month of love and with the Cangrande Half Marathon of 21.097 km. Nothing is missed: enjoy!
Date: 17th of November 2019
Terre Verdiane Marathon
Salsomaggiore, thermal city that, per excellence, links together beauty, sport and wellness, is the starting point of Sojasun Verdimarathon: the competition is disputed in February. It will bring the athletes running across the Parma hills, following the places of Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most important Italian composers and ends in Busseto.
Let’s descend to Sicily, for an eco-marathon all to enjoy, inside the amazing scenario of Parco delle Madonie, a special spot both for the flora and fauna which populate it and for the geological peculiarities as well. It lasts 8 hours and, in some parts, could be a challenge but…let’s try it!
Date: June 2020
Turin Marathon is disputed in October and sees the starting point in San Carlo Square and arrives in Castello Square. It conquers runners especially for its interesting path which crosses the beauties of Turin. It is one of the oldest marathon in Italy, with the first edition dated 1897.
Date: 3rd of November 2019
Admire the magic of Venice from the original prospective of the athletes and challenge yourself with the Venice Marathon, an international competition to be done inside the exceptional scenography of the lagoon atmospheres and of the surrounding territories. The run starts in Stra and ends in Venice. Ready to go?
Date: 27th of October 2019
From North to South, let’s go to Pantelleria Island where you can challenge yourself with the Pantelelria Eco-Marathon which is a big event. The path will bring you among the tracks of Riserva di Pantelleria, in which the Mediterranean scrub will flood yourself with colors and perfumes of the true nature.
Let’s stay in Veneto for Sant’Antonio Marathon, which is run in April and explores the lands of Padua, passing through Abano Terme, Selvazzano Dentro, Rubano and Teolo. The path starts and arrives in the middle of the historical center, from Piazza dei Signori until Basilca di Sant’Antonio, allowing the runners to see the beauty of one of the most beautiful art town of Italy.
Date: 19th of April 2020
Bressanone Dolomiti Marathon
Let’s go back on the mountains to end this article with the Brixen Dolomiten Marathon which starts in Bressanone, Alto Adige, and ends in the plateau of Plose, almost 2500 meters of highness. It will provide you an amazing view with the very high peaks of Dolomites as background. Come on: Use it or lose it!