Florence Marathon

Florence Marathon

  • 27.11.2016
  • 09:30 am - 03:30 pm

PRESENTATION

Florence, city of Renaissance, is considered all over the world for its architecture so typical and its works of art.Behind each street and each place, History and Culture hide, but also churches and the most fascinating museums.

The florentine course crosses landscapes and monuments of a unique beauty, which made the city famous in the world. The track meets the most beautiful places of Florence, as Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and so many other streets and places rich in hirtory and in culture, before ending at Piazza Santa Croce, the solemn majesty. The route is without uneven, and always on asphakted and characteristic roads which makes it particulary fluid and appreciated by all the athletes.

Day 1 : Flight from your airport of departure to Florence. Transfer to your hotel according to your choice ( private transfer, taxi, public transport…). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Breakfast at the hotel. At the morning, visit by foot the Medieval Florence and the Renaissance Florence. The walk begins at Central Market, lively and characteristic, with its traders and its colorful displays where you can find the Medici Chapels, the Basilica of S. Lorence, the Church of Medici family… Then, you will arrive at the Place of the Dome, the religious center of the city with its Cathedral (visit). You will continue by visiting the medieval districts before finding the Palace of Bargello. You will arrive at the Place of Segneurerie with the Old Palace and the Gallery of Offices, then to the Market of the Straw with the famous Fountain of the Small Pig leading to the Old Bridge, the “bridge of the jewelers”. In the afternoon, you will go by bus to Fiesole, a pretty little town lying on the hills overlooking Florence and the Valley of the Arno. When you walk in the historic heart of Florence, you will visit the church of Sainte Croix (outside) and the Uffizi Gallery where you will admire the paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Masaccio and many other… Return to the hotel at the end of the afternoon, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 : Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an unforgettable excursion will drive you to Pisa, historic university town of a thousand masterpieces. At your arrival, a guided tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the vertices of Romanesque art, where stand : the Campanile, the Baptistery and other magnificient monuments. You will continue with the visit of the Cathedral, a masterpiece of white marble built in the 11th / 12th century. Possibility to have a walk to arrive at the Place of th Knights and its Ecole Normale. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Day 4 : Breakfast at the hotel. Departure of the course. Marathon. End of the day free. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 : Breakfast at the hotel. Free time before the return flight to your airport of departure.

Note : This is an example of a stay. We propose to our runners “a la carte” trips : you can choose your days of arrival and departure, visits or not, the board..

  • Hotels we are working with
  • Marathon Informations
  • Practical informations

Machiavelli Palace Hotel **** (3miles from the running’s departure)

Installed in a convent of the 14th century, it offers you a small garden on its roof having a seen on the historic center of Florence. The decoration of its 90 rooms is typical Florentine : some have a balcony, others have timbers apparent inside.

Mediterraneo Hotel **** (0.1mile from the departure of the running)

Situated next to the Piazza Santa Coce, it owns a huge panorama on the beauties of the city of the period of the Renaissance.

Kraft Hotel (3.2miles from the running’s departure)

This hotel located in the city center of Florence was recently renovated. Its 77 rooms are quite various ans equipped of antique furniture of style maggiolono and Louis 14/15. It has also a restaurant, a swimming pool, an american bar and a beautiful terrace with a garden.

Type of course : flat
Number of participants : + 10 000 in 2011
Departure/Hours : Lungarno Pecori Giraldi at 09h15 AM
Arrival : Piazza Santa Croce
Time limit : 06h
Minimum age : 20 years
Climatic conditions : 10°C/ 111 mm of rain

COUNTRY: Italy
CURRENCY : Euro
FORMALITIES : Passport valid or plastic Identity Card valid
TIME DIFFERENCE : none

Venue

Florence Marathon

Lungarno Pecori Giraldi

Details

  • Limits:
    +10000 participants