Venice Marathon

Venice Marathon

  • 23.10.2016
  • 09:20 am - 03:30 pm

PRESENTATION

Venice, “La Cité des Doges”, will welcome its 31st marathon on October the 23rd 2016.
Founded shortly after 568, the city is famous for its canals, unique means of transportation. Its whole lagoon is registered on the UNSECO world heritage since 1987, and this contributes to the particulariyy of this course.

With a depature at 25 km from western Venice, this plan will allow you to discover the center of Mestre and Marghera, before reaching the Sérénissime by the famous Bridge of Liberty. This race will make you discover the main buildings of the old city since you will run along the lido, will cross the famous Place St Marco, in front the Palace of the Doges, the Basilica St Marc and Campanile, emblems of Venice.
You will also follow the Grand Canal and you will have a breathtaking view over the lagoon to the arrival on the Rivages des Sept Martyrs.
Don’t miss to stroll through the labyrinth of the city and discover ancient Venetian palaces in the bend of a maze of alley.

Day 1 : Flight from your airport of departure to Venice. Transfer to your hotel acoording to your choice (taxi, private car, bus…). Dinner and night at your hotel.

Day 2 : Breakfast at the hotel. The morning, walk outdoors in this unique city in the world. You will begin at the St Marco Square, then you will go to its Basilica, the Palace of the Doges, the Clock tower… You will continue with Santa Maria Formosa, Marco Polo’s house, the Theater Malibran. Then, you will cross the Mercerie, place of life between the bridge Rialto and San Marco. On the afternoon, you will make a tour in gondola on the Grand Canal (zone Salute) and on the small canals to admire the city.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Day 3 : Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion in the lagoon of Venice by boat the afternoon : by going along the island of San Giorgio, you will arrive at Murano, famous for its glass factories. You will visit one of it during 40 minutes approximately. The second stop will be at Burano, famous for its knitting and its houses of sinners whose colors are beautiful (stops 30 minutes). You will finish with the island of Torcello to visit the Cathedral and its magnificient mosaics and the church Santa Fosca. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the marathon, course, and return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5 : Breakfast at the hotel. Free time before your transfer to the airport. Flight from Venice 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

Carlton Hotel on the Grand Canal **** (6.7 km from the arrival of the running)

This hotel is directly situated on the Grand Canal of Venice, near the Rialto Bridge, the Place St Marc, etc… (1km). This elegant Carlton offers you 150 rooms in a venetian style of the 16th century, but also a restaurant and a bar.

Gabrielli Sandwirth Hotel **** (400m from the arrival of the course)

At only 1 km of the city centre and from the Place Saint Marc, this hotel with a romantic style is the perfect point of departure to explore the city. More than hundred rooms are waiting of you. From its terrace, you will have a fantastic view of the city.

Amadeus Hotel **** (6.5km from the arrival of the course)

At 5 minutes-walk from Venice’s train station, it proposes a private garden where you will appreciate your breakfast and a japanese dinner. It’s an ideal hotel to visit the city and its wonders. It has 63 rooms on 4 floors (built in the year 1800).

Type of course : mainly flat and fast except some slopes between the km 25 and the km 30, and 14 little bridges during 3 km.
Number of participants : 6 258 in 2010
Departure/Hours : Villa Pisani, STRA. 9:20 AM
Arrival : Riva Sette Martiri, VENISE
Time Limit : 6h
Minimum age of runners : 20 years
Climatic conditions : 13°C / 77 mm of rain
Benefits : big expo village

COUNTRY : Italy
CURRENCY : Euro
FORMALITIES : Passport or ID valid
TIME DIFFERENCE : none in summer, +1h in winter

Venue

Venice

Villa Pisani, STRA

Details

  • Limits:
    20000 participants