FLORENCE GRAND TOUR – 21K

A long run through Florence and its history, hills, parks and gems of architecture and art.

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FLORENCE GRAND TOUR – 21K
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FLORENCE GRAND TOUR – 21K

A long run through Florence and its history, hills, parks and gems of architecture and art.

Runner on the ground - LAPO and his team

10 years of running

Get ready for a long run through every corner of Florence. This running tour allows you to have a complete view of the varied, inspirational and mindblowing character of Florence. It is a perfect running tour if you want to get your long run in while also getting in touch with the town.

From the center of the former roman military camp the running tour leads you to Piazza Signoria and the worldwide known Uffizi Gallery as well as the Basilica of Santa Croce. After leaving the city centre that is UNESCO World Heritage, you’ll run slightly uphill by Viale Michelangelo, a nice “promenade” that leads us to the very best viewpoint of Florence.

The running tour then goes downhill by the picturesque Erta Canina, a narrow street going down back to the city centre. Runners will dive into a unique mix of art history and architecture, jumping from the medieval “tower houses” to the magnificence of Palazzo Pitti with its great facade of brown stone; from the clean design of Brunelleschi’s Renaissance church of Santo Spirito to the small golden shops hanging on Ponte Vecchio. After the history and the art another must see is the Florentine “runner’s paradise” that is the Cascine Park with its incredible forest and big lawns, but also a nice example of rationalist architecture.

The conclusion of the tour could not be more different than re-entering the city centre and seeing the masterpiece of the Brunelleschi Dome, and the Medici Family Palace. The running tour is offered in two versions the “short” one which is 21 Km (13 Miles) and the long version which is 23 Km (14.3 Miles). The longer running tour includes the open air amphitheatre and Indian Prince monument in the Cascine park. If you like to book the 23Km running tour just add two extra km during the booking process.

This running tour is suitable for any kind of trained runner but take into account that the course includes ups and downs – ups and downs where it is totally fine to slow down or even walk a bit. The tour duration is up to your personal pace, but just to have and idea it usually takes from 2 to almost 3 hours.

This tour is suitable for extra km add-on see below.

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Facts about the tours

21 km

Private tour

Easy

Individual pace

English & Italian always, optional French & German ask for availability

Flexible

Hotel meetup or standard meeting point

Price

1 person132.00/person

2 persons88.00/person

3 persons66.00/person

4 persons55.00/person

5-30 persons55.00/person

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  1. Mikaila Kukurudza

    BOOK IT! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Mikaila Kukurudza

    No that I know about Go Running Tours I can’t imagine NOT booking one everywhere I go. We covered so much ground and Lapo was a wealth of knowledge the entire way. How a man can run, direct, take photos and give you a history lesson at the same time is beyond me. Thank you Lapo for guiding me and setting me up for great running routes for the remainder of my trip.

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  2. Tyler Langlais

    Lapo is a true professional

    Tyler Langlais

    This was my wife and I’s third 21km tour with GoRunning and Lapo was absolutely outstanding. We did this tour about one month ago and I have thought about the run almost everyday since. What a blast we had. Lapo was there waiting for us in our hotel lobby and took us out on an early morning tour. Lapo’s historical knowledge combined with his engineering and structural background made for a truly entertaining experience. I learned more about Florence in those two hours then in the days we spent there combined. Also, Lapo brings his own go-pro on a stick, which made for some truly great photos – one of them is my Strava profile photo now. The next time I’m in Florence, the very first order of business will be booking a tour with Lapo. 10 stars if I could!

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you so much for these nice words! It was really a great pleasure for me to share a run with Lureen and you.
      I hope to see you again in Florence to share some other running path!

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  3. Nancy and Dan

    Florence grand tour (21K)

    Nancy and Dan

    My husband and I did the Florence grand tour with Lapo. We have done a number of Go Running tours when we visit a new city. This was the best tour we have done. Lapo was amazing. He kept us moving at a steady pace with breaks for water etc., but he kept the stories flowing the whole time. He explained the architecture and history of Florence and also gave us an understanding of life in present day Florence. He provided recommendations for places to eat and visit that proved extremely useful. Thank you Lapo!

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you so much for your nice words Nancy. It was really a pleasure to know you two and to share a run! Hope we’ll do that again one of these days. Ciao Lapo

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  4. Lapo

    Lapo

    Grazie Monica! It was a pleasure to run with a marathoner like you and share some nice chat in italian too! See you next time!

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  5. Juan Rodriguez

    Best guide!

    Juan Rodriguez

    I absolutely loved this running tour! Unfortunately I couldn’t complete it because of a pain in my knee but Lapo was the best guide I could of asked for, very knowledgable, friendly and supporter!!

    I recommend Lapo to everyone going to Florence!!

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you Juan for your nice words it was really a pleasure to share a run with you and I wish you fast recovery and a great Miami marathon! Ciao!

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  6. Albert

    Fantastic run in Florence

    Albert

    I had a fantastic run with Lapo in Florence. I can highly recommend this tour.

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  7. Jill Lau

    Best way to see the city!

    Jill Lau

    Had a wonderful 21k run with Lapo. He is so knowledgeable about the city and very enjoyable to run with. I highly recommend this tour with him!

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thanks a lot Jill it was really a pleasure to share this run with you in such a beautiful day. All the best for your coming ultra!

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  8. Martin Diaz Plata

    Lapo is great fun

    Martin Diaz Plata

    Highly recommended, very nice and knowledgeable. A must do for a runner in Florence!

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  9. William Marder

    Take This Tour!

    William Marder

    Lapo is great! I ran 24 KM with him. He is both a great tour guide and a great runner. He showed me all of the sights and was great company. I am training for the Paris Marathon and Lapo helped pace me to get a good training run. Lapo will show you sights that are stunningly beautiful. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lapo is the perfect guide to show you this amazing city. Thank you Lapo!

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you so much for your nice words Bill! Compared to you I’m not such a great runner! All the best for your coming Paris & Madrid marathons. Ciao!

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  10. Matthew F Santoriello

    Run with Lapo!

    Matthew F Santoriello

    Lapo was amazing! This was one of the best expirences (I forgot we were running!).

    Lapo went out of his way to make this a special event. He even designed a special route to make the run a 30K.

    I could not recommend this more to anyone who is looking for a way to see the city, get in exercise or do something unique.

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you so much Matt! You where a great running buddy and I had a great time running with you. All the best for your NYC Marathon!

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  11. Didier Caneilles

    21k in Florence

    Didier Caneilles

    The tour was really good. Lapo was really accommodating with the starting time. Lapo is really knowledgable about the town of Florence (historical facts, places to run, good places for chocolates/lunch/dinner) so we will definitely book another tour when we are back in Florence

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you Didier. It was really a pleasure to run with you and Josphine. Good luck for your next Paris Marathon and the target is sub four!
      Ciao!

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  12. Elyse

    Half marathon in Florence

    Elyse

    I enjoyed this amazing tour of Florence early in the morning before the streets were crowded with tourists. Lapo was an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable of the city and let me stop to take photos. I really appreciate that he sent me a follow up email that described all of the places we had seen on our run. He also sent suggestions for restaurants. I felt very welcome.

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you so much Elyse it was really a pleasure to run with you! I hope you have enjoyed your run in Rome too and I wish you best luck and lots of fun for your 50 km race in November! Ciao Lapo

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  13. Tiffany Dacko

    Siena run tour

    Tiffany Dacko

    I had the best time running through the hills of Siena with Lapo! He was super friendly and polite, very knowledgeable and set a good pace! I especially love that he sent and overview of everything we saw after the run as it was hard to remember all the info at once. Great run, great tour and will for sure do another run with him again in the future when we go to Florence!

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  14. Cathy

    Cathy

    Great run in and around Florence. Such a treat to have a native Florentine show me this beautiful city with interesting stories to keep me entertained and informed. This was a great way for me to get some miles in while traveling.

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Thank you so much Cathy it was really my pleasure to run with such a marathoner! I wish you all the best for your next marathon in California and I hope that 2019 will be a magic year for both of us as 2017!

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  15. Niki Lehmann

    Niki Lehmann

    This running tour was one of the highlights of my vacation! Lapo is great! He provided excellent historical information as we ran. The route was better than I anticipated! I was able to see more of the city with this tour than on my own. I would definitely do this tour again.

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