Rome Marathon 2015 | A travel guide for your trip
Date: 2014-09-17 22:05:16
Author: Samuel Heenan
Visiting Rome for the 2015 Marathon and a guide of what to do in the city
The 21st Edition of the Rome Marathon 2015 is not too far away. The next Maratona di Roma will take place on Sunday the 22nd March 2015 with the usual start and finish line at the Via Dei Fori Imperiale, next to the Colosseum. The race will begin at 8:50 am and is set to break new records for the number of entrants, hoping to break the 19,000 participants for the 2014 event.
The Roman marathon is the most popular in Italy and one of the top races in the world to take part in as you run through the Eternal City passing by all the major monuments along the way such as;St Peter's Basilica, the Roman Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and many more on the course of 42.195 kilometres or 26 miles and 385 yards, which was first held in the capital on 12th March 1995.
The deadline for registration for the 2015 event is the 5th March 2015. Once you have registered and are arriving to Rome participants must collect their race pack with bibs personally from the Marathon Village between 19th March and the 21st. For further details you can contact your running association or you can visit the official site at www.maratonadiroma.it.
For the Rome Marathon there are a number of entrys including thousands of individuals and also large, organised groups and charities making the trip for the race. We at Around Rome Tours can offer you some solutions and tips on organizing your trip to the Eternal City so that along with the race you get to see the best of Rome, eat well and also have peace of mind that all the travel plans run smoothly whether you are organizing the event for a group or for yourself.
Around Rome Tours can offer the following services for your trip:
• Airport transfers (cars, minivans or coach service)
Some of the reccommended tours we can offer during your stay for the Rome Marathon in 2015 are as follows:
Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour
During the marathon you will start and finish at the Colosseum, but if you have the time, why not take a tour where you can skip the lines that you will find at the Colosseum with our priority access tickets because over the Rome Marathon weekend the city will be extremely busy. You can choose between joining a mixed group tour or a with a private guide for your party only. You will visit inside this famous monument along with a tour through the Roman Forum visiting the Temple of Vespasian and Titus and that of Antoninus Pius and Faustina among many others. The tour continues through to the Capitoline Hill and Piazza del Campidoglio, which is the first modern square in Rome thanks to the genius of Michelangelo, who in 1546 built the facade of the Senatorial Palace.
Vatican Museums and visit to St Peters Basilica Tour
The Vatican Museums is a major attraction of visitors to Rome, and will continue to be so for many a year! If you have time out of your schedule running the marathon in Rome, then a tour to the museums is definately worth a look. With skip the line tickets and a guided tour you will gain all the expert insights of this famous collection of museums along with a tour through to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The tour will end at St. Peter's Square after your three hour journey of history throughout the Vatican City.
Daytrip to the ruins Pompeii and visit to Naples
Once again if time allows you, and you are staying in Rome for a visit as well as running the marathon, you can make a visit with us to the ruins of Pompeii and to the wonderful city of Naples with the backdrop of Mount Vesuvius. The tour will include hotel pickup and drop off, and you will then be taken on the approximate two hour drive to reach Naples and Pompeii in which you will have a tour guide along the way and includes entrance tickets to Pompeii and lunch. The full day tour will take approximately 11 hours.
Walking Tour of Rome by Night
This is a three hour tour of the ancient city which will take you around many of the monuments including; Piazza Barberini, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and finishing off at Campo de Fiori for a drink or a nice ice cream. By taking a guided tour you will have the chance to visit these magical sites by night, which has a different feel all lit up. Once you finally reach the end of the tour we can also organise for you to finish in a nice place for a late dinner or organize a pickup to be taken back to your hotels.
Accommodation for the Rome Marathon period
We work with a number of Hotel and accomodation providers, whether you require double / single rooms, large dorm rooms or family rooms, we can offer you a solution. For example; for many groups bookings over the marathon weekend we work with one of the best Hostels of Rome - Hostels Alessandro - situated close to the central station with all the amenities needed and it's a perfect place to base yourselve for the marathon as it is only 50 metres from the metro station and a 5 minute ride to Circo Massimo, where you can start your warm up for the big race.
Contact us now for a quote for your group travel to Rome and we can arrange the solution and accomodation type the suits you: Rome Group Travel Request.
Organizing your Airport transfers
Contact us now for a quote for your group travel to Rome: Rome Group Travel Request.
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