The Italian capital, with a history spanning more than 28 centuries, is also home to the city-state of the Vatican, enclosed within its territory. To run in Rome is to admire its countless wonders, following the meanders of the streets and time.
The foundation of Rome is so ancient as to be mythical, earning it the nickname of the "Eternal City". It is said that all roads lead to Rome, in reference to the roads created during the Roman Empire. The diversity of possible routes, whether running or walking, tends to prove that, conversely, all roads begin here! Frequented by tourists since the 18th century, the presence of the papal headquarters and the pilgrimage to Rome make it a prominent place for Christians from all over the world. During your run, you will discover both the Roman remains, such as the Colosseum or Domitian's stadium, and the fortifications of medieval Rome, such as the Castel Sant'Angelo or the fortress of Ostia. On its legendary seven hills, surrounding the Tiber, there are also famous Renaissance palaces, as well as Baroque squares, a style born in Rome and represented, among others, by the Trevi Fountain. In the 19th and 20th centuries, many new roads were created, which you can walk or cycle along, admiring the neoclassical buildings of these periods. In contrast to its imposing past, the city turned resolutely towards the future in the 2000s. It has firmly oriented its economy towards new technologies, media and telecommunications. You can admire the Music Park or the new Congress Centre, which underline the continuity of architectural innovation in the Eternal City. By the way, the proud Latin city is twinned with only one city, Paris. The reason for this is, as the saying goes, that "only Paris is worthy of Rome, and only Rome is worthy of Paris".
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Rome Marathon #1
Terrified by the idea of running a marathon? Here, you can run the Rome Marathon in two easier steps! This one will take you to the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza di Spagna. 7th April 2019: See you on the start line!
Rome, from church to church
What would Rome be without its churches? Indeed, it's difficult to choose between them, but let us teach you a little bit more about some of the most beautiful churches in the town!
Around the Colosseum #3
Why choose between ancient Rome and "Holy Rome"? We will guide you through the best of both worlds, from the Roman Forum to the Basilica of Saint Praxedes, past the Scala Santa and the legendary Colosseum.
The Eternal City
The Eternal City is not only rich in ancient ruins, it also abounds with internationally-renowned cultural institutions. Take this tour to learn more about the Capitoline Museums, the Villa Medici, and the stunning gardens of the Villa Borghese.
Rome Marathon #2
Terrified by the idea of running a marathon? Here, you can run the Rome Marathon in two easier steps! This one will guide you to the Colosseum, the Piazza Navona and to the banks of the Tiber. 7th April 2019: See you on the start line!
The Colosseum to the Vatican
The ultimate tour of Rome’s must-see landmarks! Explore the city centre and its many beautiful religious buildings, before passing by the Piazza del Popolo and the Pincian Hill. Finally, venture to the Vatican City and admire the breathtaking Saint Peter's Basilica.
Around the Colosseum #2
It's time to take you to the other side of the Colosseum, to discover San Giovanni in Laterano, the Scala Santa and the Porta Maggiore. Are you ready for a truly unforgettable route?
Ancient Rome, Modern Rome
Discover the essentials of Rome in 5km: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, a number of ancient remains, and the city’s wonderful streets and squares. A tour to really whet your appetite for the sights of this magnificent city!