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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 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 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

comfortable, good value
Hotel and staff very good. Our room was very comfortable with a good view. Breakfast excellent. Unfortunately, Wifi was restricted to two devices.
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2 EXE Della Torre Argentina Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 102 Map

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Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Eurostars Della Torre Argentina Hotel Rome welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralThe hotel also offers 2 well-appointed meeting... More

Long weekend for couple
The room was small (could just move around the double bed) but it was very high to the ceiling which made the room feel larger. The bed was comfortable, the sound-proof window really was...
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3 Augusta Lucilla Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.6 / 5 31 reviews

Via Massimo D'Azeglio, 24 Map

FREE High Speed WiFi

Featuring well-equipped spaces ideally situated within convenient distance from local attractions and corporate hubs, Augusta Lucilla Palace Hotel Rome creates a fitting base for discerning... More

Better than I expected
Good value for that price!!! Good location as very close to the train station and the main underground station. Bed is really comfortable and breakfast was excellent. Staffs of the hotel was really...
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4 Borromeo Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via Cavour 117 Map

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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

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5 Artemide Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

Via Nazionale, 22 Map

Free Minibar, WIFI & Access to Gym

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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...
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6 Palazzo al Velabro Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Great location to explore the old city
This hotel was a great choice for first time visitors to Rome who wanted a spacious hotel room at a good price, near the old city to explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Tiber River and assorted...
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7 Cosmopolita Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.9 / 5 10 reviews

Via Di S. Eufemia, 4 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

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Great place to stay
It's location is ideal, right next to wedding cake (Victorio monument to the kings). It is an easy landmark to find your way home, and has taxi station to get anywhere, although we walked pretty...
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8 Hotel San Anselmo Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5

Piazza San Anselmo 2 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

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9 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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10 Una Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

Via Giovanni Amendola, 57 Map

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UNA Hotel Rome presents warm hospitality and modern lodging for travellers on business or leisure stay. The hotel provides convenient transit options to the city attractions. This property is... More

nice hotel . no wifi
the hotel located nearby Termini centeral station and it is easy to get there at any time of day and night. the area is safe and a lot of restaurants are nearby. breakfast buffe is nice and...
26 Sep 2015
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