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When seen in terms of the history of competitive marathons, which began with the Athens Olympics in 1896, the City of Rome Marathon is a neophyte. Although its first running was not until 1995, it is rooted in the efforts of some legendary long-distance runners whose feet had flown along the cobblestoned pavement of Rome in generations past.

From Italian pastry chef Dorando Pietri’s heroic but ill-fated finish at the 1908 London Olympics, to Ethiopia’s Adbebe Bikila’s triumphant barefoot run through the dark along the torch-lit Appian Way and into the Olympic Stadium, Rome’s connection to the marathon has been a special one. The organizers of the modern Rome Marathon seem determined to live up to that tradition; they claim that in its thirteen-year existence it has already become “the most participated sporting event in Italy.”

The Rome Marathon, in fact, does draw an enormous number of both Italian and international runners. One very logical reason for its popularity is that its 42-plus kilometre course is not only almost completely flat; it also leads its brave-hearted travelers though the most hallowed sites of ancient Rome, keeping them both well-hydrated, and well-nourished along the way.

The 2007 Rome Marathon, for example, began along the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the base of the Capitoline Hill, progressing between the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum, past St. Paul’s Basilica and the Piramide Cestius, and continuing to the palm-graced Piazza Cavour and the front of St. Peter’s basilica. Winding along the Tiber River, it reached the halfway mark near the Foro Italico.

The runners crossed the Tiber, ran past both the Mosque at the foot of Villa Ada’s green spaces and the Parco della Musica, and began retracing their steps towards Via dei Fori. Imperiali. They went by the Villa Borghese and Piazza Navona, Augustus Caesar’s obelisk at the Piazza del Popolo, around the Colosseum, to the Arch of Constantine, and to the finish, where medals awaited all who completed the course in less than eight hours!

The Rome Marathon offers liquid sustenance to its participants every five kilometres, and beginning after twenty-five kilometres, solid food in the form of fruit, sugar cubes, and biscuits. There are sponge stations at closer intervals, and at the watering stations, toilets and basic medical care. There are also busses to take stragglers on to the finish line.

For those who have only one day to spend in Rome, and want to make sure they see everything, participating in the Rome marathon will not only get them through their guide books in record time; it will eliminate their need to stop for refreshments!

A stay at the aptly-named four-star Gladiatori Hotel Rome, with a dining terrace overlooking the Colosseum, will place Marathon participants and spectators only a ten minute walk from all the sights of the Via dei Fori Imperiali.

Hotels in Rome Marathon

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1 Delle Regioni Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via Del Tritone 94 Map

Being one of the closest hotels to the Rome's well known landmark, Trevi Fountain, Delle Regioni Hotel Rome offers quality services and convenient accommodation to its visitors. The tourist... More

Beautiful weekend in Rome
Quite a simple hotel with very small (but clean) rooms. Excellent location (just a few steps from the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps and the Barberini metro station) and great value for money....
20 Nov 2015
From US$72

2 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Via Carlo Alberto 3 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Assuring high standards of comfort and friendly atmosphere, Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuests travelling on business purpose... More

Small room
Hotel is ok, but room and bed were really too small.
13 Oct 2015
From US$46

3 Contilia Hotel Rome

3 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via Principe Amedeo, 81 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Featuring a seamless blend of comfort and modern technology, this attractive property welcomes you to an unforgettable stay at Rome. GeneralThe hotel also offers well-appointed meeting rooms that... More

Bad service
The service was not good and the rooms was not nice, but very old and not up to date - the toilets was disgusting.
7 Sep 2015
From US$83

4 iQ Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

Via Firenze, 8 Map

Free WIFI & Free Access to Gym & Sauna

iQ Hotel Rome is situated in the heart of the historic city of Rome and offers quality accommodation with excellent services. Its central location is well-suited for leisure or business travellers.... More

Roma Roma - great location, great price, great amenities
Being the 2nd time in Roma and travelling with others, I had to do some research in terms of location, practicality, facilities. As always, there are mixed reviews on all hotels in Europe. I would...
10 May 2015
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5 Diocleziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.7 / 5 10 reviews

Via Gaeta, 71 Map

Free Minibar, WIFI, Access to Gym & Sauna

The Diocleziano Hotel offers comfortable guest rooms and exquisite attention to details, to make you enjoy every moment of your stay in Rome. GeneralRound the clock reception service is also... More

Awesome Rome welcome.
A hotel that looked after us and changed our opinion of Rome accommodation. Easy access to the transport hub. First class service, room and meals. Friendly staff who went out of their way to help.
28 Aug 2015
From US$107

6 Artemide Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

Via Nazionale, 22 Map

Free Minibar, WIFI & Access to Gym

A restoring haven, Artemide Hotel is a place where the charm of the past blends with minimal style, giving life to a location with a unique ambiance and comforts. GeneralArtemide Hotel is... More

Lived Up To Excellent Reviews!
We booked this hotel for our first trip to Rome based 100 on customer reviews. We are a family of extensive travellers with high expectations and the Artemide did not fail to impress! The fantastic...
2 Sep 2015
From US$100

7 Rome Times Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

Via Milano 42, Map

Free WIFI available in all areas

Discerning travellers visiting Rome find ideal base at the elegant accommodations and city centre location of Rome Times Hotel Rome. This lavish hotel in the Italy capital is close to famous... More

Satisfying experience
Nice stylish hotel with very good location. Tasty breakfast. I would easily come back again.
26 Mar 2015
From US$38

8 Borromeo Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via Cavour 117 Map

Free WIFI available in all areas

Set right in the heart of Rome, Borromeo Hotel Rome provides a comfortable and elegant stay and a great place to experience the best of Roman life with its culture, art and shopping. Guests can... More

From US$39

9 Impero Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

Via del Viminale, 19 Map

Free WiFi is available in all areas

Overlooking in the Roman Opera Theatre, this wonderful Impero Hotel combines exclusive comfort, convenience and friendly service to ensure you an unforgettable stay. GeneralThe conference facility... More

Piazza della Repubblica
Hotel is slam bang near Termini Stazione, and Teatro dell' Opera, with good metro connection, bus terminal is a stone s throw
29 Aug 2015
From US$60

10 Spanish Art Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5

Via dei due Macelli, 118/119/120 Map

In the " City of Art" par excellence , immortalized by the greatest poets , writers , painters of every age and every style has born the Spanish Art Hotel, where the combination of... More

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