Run the Florence Marathon & experience the true character and traditions of la dolce vita di Italiana (Italy’s sweet life) during this exclusive marathon tour through the Tuscan country visiting the Renaissance treasures of Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano and Pisa. Enjoy an enriching travel experience exploring the history, culture, art and cuisine in Tuscany with private guided tours, wine & food tastings as well as free time to discover all of the wonderful treasures of Tuscany.
Run the Firenze Marathon and also explore the history and culture, art, language, cuisine and much more by having fun, learning and seeking new adventures all organized by Run the World. Enjoy time on your own to further explore Florence’s art, history, food and culture at just the right pace. Learn more about the city’s history and its incredible array of cultural monuments, piazzas and fountains. Weather or not this is your first time to the capital of Tuscany, you will enjoy this intimate travel experience.
Day 1: Arrive in Florence, Italy. Transfer to the hotel for check-in & a welcome drink as well as meet your tour guides and others on the tour.
Day 2: Walking tour of Florence with a local guide including the Uffizi Gallery & Accademia Gallery where you will see the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the David.
Day 3: Depart for Pisa to see the Leaning Tower & bridges across the River Arno as well as a visit to Lucca with a guided visit of the city.
Day 4: Guided tour of Siena as well as a local farm near to San Gimignano for a delicious wine and food taste. Also visit a local oil mill for another scrumptious taste.
Day 5: Expo to pick up running packets. Leisure day for shopping or to relax.
Day 6: Florence Marathon ( http://www.firenzemarathon.it/?lang=en )
Day 7: Entire day at leisure in beautiful Florence. Wine tasting in Florence at local shop.
Day 8: Hotel check out and departures to Florence airport or train station.
Experience the seven nights & eight days marathon tour in November in Florence, Italy. Upon your arrival on you will have a transfer to a wonderful hotel where you will be greeted by your Run the World tour manager as well as a bilingual tour guide. To start each day you will have a daily buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant including fruits, salad, assortment of meats & cheeses, cereals, eggs, delicious pastries, juices, coffee and espresso.
Walking guided tours of Florence, Pisa, and Sienna as well as a guided visit to Lucca. We will be traveling by bus to the various Tuscan cities. Admissions to Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery as well as wine tasting in San Gimignano, a visit to an Oil Mill and oil taste in Florence. Dinner at a local Florence restaurant for anyone who would like to celebrate Thanksgiving. Transfer to the Florence airport on the final day.
Florence, Luca & Pisa
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and also the capital city of Tuscany. It is a treasure trove of unparalleled achievements in art, architecture and literature. The Galleria dell’Accademia, originally founds as an art school in 1563, houses Michelangelo’s David, carved when he was twenty-six years of age and today considered to be one of his crowning achievements. The city’s streets and piazzas, paintings and sculptures, churches and palaces are great masters of the Renaissance.
Travel with us through the Tuscan countryside to the beautiful medieval cities of Lucca & Pisa. Pisa’s famous Piazza dei Miracoli showcases the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa and the 11th century Duomo. This is the largest Baptistery in Italy that is recognized as one of the great repositories of medieval art in the world. Lucca is home to Tuscan architecture founded by the Etruscans, then colonized by the Romans in the second century B.C.
Siena & San Gimignano
The medieval city of Siena is set amidst Tuscany’s rolling hills. Home of the Piazza del Campo, where the festive and spectacular Il Palio, Tuscany’s world famous horse race, takes place biannually. Sienna’s extensive array of grand medieval and Renaissance monuments include the Torre del Mangia bell tower and the Romanesque Duomo as well as the town hall, Palazzo Pubblico, which is still in use today. See the exquisite frescoes of just one of many of Italy’s Renaissance masters, Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
Another enchanting, medieval city in the Tuscan hills is San Gimignano. Known for its many impressive towers as symbols of their wealth and prestige in the Middle Ages, today, 14 of the original towers line the Piazza della Cisterna (central square).
Your friends and Family are welcome to join you on our marathon tour, even if they are not running the marathon!