FLORENCE MARATHON, SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, 27th November 2016, is the date of the 2016 edition of the international classic road race, the 33th Florence Marathon.
The marathon of Florence is a foot race that takes place on the last Sunday of November on a 42.195 km route departing from the embankment Galeazzo and arrival in Piazza Santa Croce.
The first edition of the Marathon of Florence took place in 1984. The twenty-fifth edition, held November 30, 2008, saw the arrival of 7,203 athletes, compared to 9141 (from 53 countries) enrolled.
Florence Marathon is now the second Italian marathon (after Rome), and among the 20 most important marathons in the world. The route takes you by all those landmarks of singular beauty that have made Florence famous worldwide: views over the enchanting hills and countryside, and passing right by the Cathedral Square, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio (to mention only just a few of historical importance), before entering the majestic Piazza Santa Croce. The road is entirely asphalted and ramp-free, except for the short, slightly sloping stretch of road at the start, and these characteristics make it a particularly fast route appreciated by runners.