Venice may conjure up images of relaxing on a gondola as you explore its canals, but experiencing the city through running is equally engrossing. Venice Marathon on 22 October offers a great opportunity to do this.
The race features one of the flattest courses in Italy and starts in Stra, a small country town about 25km west of Venice. Unlike other major Italian races, the course has relatively few cobblestones. The mild October weather is also conducive to capturing that elusive PB.
The event weekend also features a 10k and family fun runs. Sports Tours International offer various packages for Venice Marathon, including the option to stay in a 3 or 4 star hotel, private transfer from Mestre to Stra on marathon morning and a pasta party.
For more information, visit the Sports Tours International website.