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Florence and Tuscany are ready to host the UCI World Championship 2013

At last Florence and Tuscany will have the great opportunity to enjoy such an international event: UCI World Championship 2013.

World Championship will take place from 22nd to 29th September in the cities of Florence, Lucca, Montecatini Terme and Pistoia and their streets will be crowded by the best cyclists in the world, both women and men belonging to the Élite, Junior and Under 23 categories.

Florence and the whole region of Tuscany are ready to host and welcome the fans coming from every corner of the world.

In addition, several side events and initiatives will be held, such as exhibitions,

June, 24th: the Final of the Traditional Florentine Soccer

Here it is one of the most ancient traditions of Florence: Florentine Soccer, which, as every year, gathers in the city thousands visitors and spectators from al lover the world.

The whole city of Florence loves this great event and everybody is going to root for his favourite team!

This yearly old tournament involves 4 historical districts of the city: “Bianchi” (White) of Santo Spirito, “Azzurri” (Blue) of Santa Croce, “Rossi” (Red) of Santa Maria Novella and “Verdi (Green) of San Giovanni.

The countdown for Florence Marathon 2011 has just begun!

Once again, one of the most beautiful cities in the world gets ready for 28th edition of its marathon, which will take place on 27th November with an itinerary of 42,195 km.

In years, such a great Florence event has become more and more important and popular in Italy and the world, so much that it became the 2nd greatest marathon in Italy and last year it reached a new record of registered participants: 10,200 runners coming from 62 different countries.

Florence Marathon is one of the main road events in Tuscany and one of the first 20 marathons in the world for participants and quality.

The Firenze Marathon Expo comes back this year also: an important benchmark for athletes, audience and firms, where the competition packs and the numbers for taking part in the marathon will be assigned. Here it will be also possible to taste delicious Tuscan products and find vouchers of many agreed restaurants offering a special price, as well as many other activities.

Last but not least, the new itinerary of this edition! This year the start won’t take place in Piazzale Michelangelo as in last editions, but in Lungarno Pecori Giraldi, for making the marathon even more technique and exciting. This modification will give benefits to the athletes, by avoiding the height difference and creating a marathon taking place in plain only.

After the start, the athletes will go toward the beautiful green Cascine park, before crossing the historical centre and going towards the arrival in Santa Croce Square. Start and arrival will be very close, near to the most important monuments and artworks of Florence.

After the marathon, there will be as usual the “Marathon Party”, a party open to all the athletes and their friends. An excellent dinner with Tuscan products and typical Florence dishes, much music, shows and dance.

Children also have the chance to enjoy and run in the city streets! There will be once again the Ginky Family Run: the non-competitive run for the families, 2,5 km long with start and arrival in Piazza Santa Croce. The itinerary will be the following: via Magliabecchi, Corso dei Tintori, via dei Neri, via della Ninna, Piazza Signoria, via Vacchereccia, via Por Santa Maria, Lungarno degli Archibugieri, Piazza del Pesce, Lungarno de’ Medici, Piazza dei Giudici, Lungarno Diaz, Lungarno alle Grazie, Piazza Cavalleggeri, and finally come back in Piazza Santa Croce.

For having more detailed information about Florence, click on this online travel guide to Florence.

Dear Runners, here we go again: Firenze Marathon 2010

Are you ready? On Sunday 28th November, you will have to run in Florence, with Florence Marathon!

The 27th edition of Firenze Marathon is expected to count more registrations than last year (witch counted 10,180 participants). Today, registrations are about 9,500.

This year, athletes will have the chance to visit museums at the special price of 2,00 Euros thanks to the voucher they will find in the magazine they will receive together with a pack when they receive their sport number at Marathon Expò.

In this edition, the itinerary will be different, becoming more flowing.

Dear runners, this year you will start again from Piazzale Michelangelo, but you will have to run towards Piazza Ferrucci, in the opposite direction compared to the itinerary of last years. You will run in Viale Michelagnelo and for 1,5 km you will go down. Once arrived to piazza Ferrucci, you will cross the Arno river, and afterwards you will run on the large avenues that will lead you toward the Cascine park.

Later, you will find the beautiful squares called Piazza Beccaria, Piazza Donatello and Piazza della Libertà…and so on… :-)

Children and teens will be the protagonists of the “Ginky Family Run”, a 2-km-long, non-competitive race, which will take place on Sunday 28th November starting and ending in Piazza Santa Croce. They will also take part in 2nd edition of the event “I più veloci e i più forti di Firenze” taking place on Friday 26th. Also this year, 2,500 little participants are expected to be in Florence for such a special marathon.

A weekend entirely dedicated to sport and fun, for adults and children.

For further information about events in Florence, please have a look at our travel guide to Florence, www.aboutflorence.com