Running a Half Marathon in Rome

Rome is home to several running events including the "Maratonina Roma-Ostia" in February, the "Rome for Dialogue Mezza Maratona" in May, and the "Mezza Maratona dei Castelli Romani" in October.

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our half marathons' running calendar.

Other half marathons in Italy:

  • Vivicittą, Firenze Half Marathon, Firenze (Italy)
  • Mezza maratona Cittą di Scandicci, Scandicci (Italy)
  • Mezza maratona Cittą di Fucecchio, Fucecchio (Italy)
  • Maratonina delle quattro pievi, Reggello (Italy)

Rome is the capital of Italy and also of Lazio. It is also the Country's largest and most populated Comune. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber river. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", a notion expressed by ancient Roman poets and writers, and is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy.

Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its founding in 753 bC. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the ancient world it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. Since the first century A.D. Rome has been the seat of the Papacy and in the eighth century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and in 1946 that of the Italian Republic.

After the Middle Ages, Rome was ruled by popes such as Alexander VI and Leo X, who transformed the city into one of the major centers of the Italian Renaissance, along with Florence. The current version of St Peter's Basilica was built and the Sistine Chapel was painted by Michelangelo. Famous artists and architects, such as Bramante, Bernini and Raphael resided for some time in Rome, contributing to its Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

The city is one of Europe's and the world's most successful city "brands", both in terms of reputation and assets. Its historic centre is listed as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year.

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