Meeting on Sunday, November 30th 2014 with the 31st edition of the International classic road race.
The wrapping glamour of centuries of art, history and culture accompanies you step by step along the 42 kilometres and 195 meters of the Florence Marathon. A unique emotion which can be told only by those who have run in Florence and which has made the classic race of Florence an appointment that cannot be missed by thousand of sportsmen and enthusiasts who each year punctually come from all over the world on the last Sunday in November. The Florentine event has gained exponential importance during the recent years, with a record of participants of over 9.141 runners (6.477 Italians and 2.664 foreigners) coming from 58 countries.
Amazing numbers, in witness of a development both numerical and qualitative, which has transformed the Florence Marathon into the second Italian marathon second to the Rome race.
Mentioning numbers only, however, won't convey the right value to a marathon which has now reached full excellence as to its organizational level and which can boast an exceptional stage such as the city of Florence, unique in the world for its beauty and atmosphere.
The Florence Marathon is the main road race event taking place in Tuscany, which together with Rome is rightly by now the most important international marathon in Italy and among the first 20 marathons in the world as far as quality and number of participants.
The Florentine route follows landscape views and monuments of singular beauty, which made the city famous worldwide. A route touching the most fascinating places in Florence, such as Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and many other roads and squares rich in history and culture, before ending in the solemn majesty of Piazza Santa Croce. The path is fully surfaced and ramp-free, exception made for the slightly sloping stretch of road at the start. Those characteristics make it particularly flowing and appreciated by all the athletes.
Located in the heart of the historical center, in Via Tornabuoni, the street of the famous boutiques, the Hotel La Residenza is the ideal place to start discovering art, music, shopping: just go out and Florence spreads right at your doorstep.
Piazza Santa Croce, the goal, is only a 10 min walk from the hotel.