Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city’s hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a grand Roman arena, which still serves as one of the world’s great opera venues. In the Middle Ages the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much energetic patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Their elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori.
With that being said, the Verona Marathon is the place to be!!
The appointment with the legendary 42.195 km Verona marathon is for late November. Race ever organized by G.A.A.C. 2007 Veronamarathon ASD and Veronamarathon EVENTS, in collaboration with the City of Verona. A special race , charming, inserted in the calendar of IAAF (International Association Athletics Federation ) and FIDAL (Italian Federation of Athletics). Start fixed at 8.45 from Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella , a charming and relaxing course through the countryside of Verona before entering the city and enjoy the artistic towns. The novelty is the arrival in the beautiful central piazza Erbe, Verona’s oldest square , the beating heart of the city. Half Marathon 21.097 km – But there’s more . Even those who are unwilling to deal with the 42.195 km will join the party and run with us. New this year is the new Can Grande Half Marathon 21.097 km . Same origin and destination . Same path until kilometer 19. Always great emotions .