The race gives the participants the chance to run 42 kilometers surrounded by art, history, archeology and architecture from the past 2000 years.
The beginning and the marathon’s end is by the roman forum and coliseum!
It’s considered one of the most impressive and fascinating marathon of the world attended by professional athletes and passionate alike. The participants came from Italy and all over the world.
If you’re in Rome during the Marathon Day remind that the most central attractions are out of reach: the coliseum and roman forum are closed in the morning, or impossible to reach, strolling among the squares and fountains or reaching Saint Peter basilica may be very hard.
An alternative tour can be the one of the baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo museum, Santa Maria Maggiore basilica, Santa Prassede church etc. These sites, being up the hill, are out of the marathon route.
Another option is taking the subway train to the excavation of Ostia Antica.