1.- The Pincio Christmas tree Il Pincio, the terrace overlooking…
The 24th Rome City Marathon is being held at 08:40 on Sunday 8 April. The start line is placed in front of the 2,000 year old Coliseum, and from here the course is a veritable festival of magnificent sights. Among other things, you will run past Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and through a lot of picturesque, narrow streets in the old part of the city.
This is the most spectacular setting I have seen – starting by the Colosseum, running past all sort of major attractions in Rome. Vatican City, Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain etc…The course is surprisingly flat for a city built on seven hills, but the sometimes uneven cobblestone streets, which in the narrowest places can feel quite crowded, may add a few extra minutes to your finish time.
From the early of the ‘900 to date in the streets and squares of the Eternal City have ventured some of the myths of running of all time.
The time limit for crossing the finish line is seven hours.
The registration-for those brave enough to attempt it, is open until March 28th. If you’re looking for a lighter workout, you can register for the 4,5km Fun Run up until the day before.