On Sunday, November 29th the 26th Florence Marathon will take place, with runners and athletes from all over the world. This is a very special event, where all the city is involved! Everyone in Florence, in fact, goes to the city center to encourage the sportsmen.


The fascination of this Marathon is due to its route going through the city centre for 49.195 km into art, history and culture. The race starts from Piazzale Michelangelo, passing through Porta Romana, San Frediano and the oltrarno area. Then, straight ahead towards via Aretina and the city center, Cascine Park and the final stop in Piazza Santa Croce.

The route is pretty difficult because of the fairly level ground…but if running is your passion, don’t miss the most beautiful Marathon of the world!

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Florence’s modern al ancient traditions can be studied in our History of Florence courses at Institute Galilei!