Every year in March the Marathon in Rome takes place. If you’re looking for the ideal combination of athletic challenges and a few days of sightseeing, Rome Marathon is the place to go. When pleasant temperatures exceed hot days and the herds of tourists haven’t arrived yet, Rome Marathon attracts more and more runners each year.
The start line is placed in front of the historical Colosseum, and from here it proceeds through the city passing famous landmarks as the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Saint Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Venezia and through a lot of picturesque, narrow streets in the old part of the city. The race ends close to the start, back at the Colosseum. The race is relatively flat, with a few gentle inclines and descents. The course runs through central Rome and outside, and you will be running on cobblestones for part of the way.