Sports Tourism in Florence: Firenze Marathon and Much More

We have already dedicated another chapter of this tourist guide to the "calcio storico" (or "calcio in costume"). But some running events and the local football team attract to Florence many sporty tourists every year.

Let`s begin with Fiorentina, then. Founded in August 1926, it has won 2 Italian championships, 6 Coppa Italia and 1 Italian Supercup. Moreover, having won the Cup Winners Cup in the season 1960-1961, Fiorentina was the first Italian team to win a European competition.

The "Viola", as its supporters call Fiorentina, plays its home matches at the "Artemio Franchi" stadium. Nowadays surrounded by the Florentine villas and palaces in the district of Campo di Marte, it was built in the early 1930s according to a (for the time) revolutionary design by engineer Nervi.

As far as running and walking competitions are concerned, certainly the most important are the Firenze Marathon (taking place every year in November), the Guarda Firenze (this non-competitive race is held in May) and the Notturna di San Giovanni (which takes place in June, the day of Florence patron saint, in the evening).

What runners appreciate the most is the opportunity to run between the Florentine historical residences and villas. So, if you are a football fan or a runner and you dream of sporty holidays, why do not you look for an apartment in Florence?


Our most requested apartments in the Florence historical centre:
Villa Gavinana Holiday apartments in pretty villa on the southern outskirts of Florence, in the vicinity of Piazzale Michelangelo. Accommodation for groups of 4/6/8/10/12 people. Air conditioning, Internet connection. Just a few minutes from Florence historical centre. More details
Apartment Fiore Beautiful apartment sleeping 6+2 in Florence historic centre, at a stone`s throw from Santa Maria Novella railway station. Air conditioning, Internet connection and panoramic balcony with view over the Duomo and the Medici Chapels. More details
Apartment Panorama Apartment sleeping 2+1 in the heart of Florence historic centre, in the district of Santa Croce. Panoramic balcony with view over the basilica of Santa Croce, air conditioning, Internet connection, close to the most important Florentine monuments. More details
Accademia Gallery Apartment Apartment in the historical centre of Florence a few steps away from the Accademia Gallery. Nearby Piazza Duomo, Piazza Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery . 5+2 beds, Internet Connection and air conditioning. More details