This wild trail running tour will guide you to the heart of Florence via a run through history, landscape and nature.
Time to get back in time. Starting in the small and quaint center of Fiesole in the hills next to Florence runners will take in the beauty and atmosphere of this village that was founded by the Etruscan in the IV sec B.C. As we begin our run prepare yourself to enjoy a mixture of history and nature. You will run by the Roman Amphitheater and have incredible views of the “Craddle of Renaissance” as Florence is also called, before diving into the wild woods. The trail of the ancient stone quarries will lead runners down the hill where we reach small and picturesque villages surrounded by olive trees and the typical Tuscan landscape. After reaching the riverside we will make our way into the city center with the impressive scenario of Ponte Vecchio and the best known architectures of Florence greeting us.
The course is hilly but mainly downhill (you can reach Fiesole with a short taxi ride or with bus nr. 7). The course ground is mixed but mainly asphalt and land and can be run with normal running shoes. The trail in some short parts is a little bit technical but we can also walk if you are not an expert trail runner.
This tour is suitable for a trained runner because of the distance and the hills.
The tour duration is up to your personal pace, but just to have and idea it usually takes between two and three hours.
This tour is suitable for extra km add-on see below.
Phillip Falkner –
A beautiful run starting in the hills of Fiesole along remote trails down to Florence. The views are incredible and running through the forest and all the history of the area was wonderful. I would strongly recommend trail shoes over regular running shoes. The beginning has some steep and rocky downhills that you’ll appreciate the extra traction. Lapo does an excellent job of explaining the history during the run. This was our second time running with Go Running tours in Florence and won’t be our last. If you want to see more of the area and get off the beaten path, then you’ll love this run.
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Thanks a lot Phillip! It was such a pleasure to run with you and Gillian again and I so happy you have appreciated this path. Next time we will try something different, running in Florence is never boring!
Ursula Keinath-Janser –
Top and most scenic trail run up and around Fiesole – steeped in historical sights – through lovely forest on mysterious trailways, passing beautiful Villa Strozzi della Madonna delle Grazie through beautiful cypress avenues with highly competent running guide Lapo. Looooved it! Will do it again for sure ….
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Thank you Ursula, it was really my pleasure to run with such an expert runner!