FLORENCE TRAIL RUN – 17 KM

A unique running tour that combines a hilly trail run with incredible historical places, stunning views and hidden corners. From the ancient Etruscan walls of Fiesole, to the heart of Florence, across wild woods with spectacular views on the city.

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FLORENCE TRAIL RUN - 17 KM
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FLORENCE TRAIL RUN - 17 KM

Runner on the ground - LAPO and his team

20+ years of running

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.

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Facts about the tours

17 km

Private tour

Moderate

Individual

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

Flexible

Piazza Mino Fiesole right in front of the church standard meeting point

Price

1 person99.00/person

2 persons88.00/person

3 persons77.00/person

4 persons66.00/person

5 persons55.00/person

6 persons44.00/person

7-10 persons33.00/person

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  1. Richard Hayward

    Lapo the Great :D

    Richard Hayward

    Absolutely my favorite activity so far in Italy. Lapo met me at my hotel to make things easy for me. He was very easy going and adjusted his pace to match mine without me even noticing. The run was gorgeous and we saw several things that were not part of the typical fare one gets on tours. He was full of good and interesting information. If you are thinking about doing this tour, I would recommend it doing it on the front end of your Florence stay, as Lapo will give you all sorts of good recommendations for things to do in town that are a bit off of the beaten path, authentic places to eat, what to order, etc. He was great, a genuine good guy. I can not recommend this experience highly enough!

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Aha ah wow! Thank you so much Richard! It was really a great pleasure to share this run with you! I hope we can do it again one of these days!
      Ciao, Lapo

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  2. Selena

    Incredible run from mountains to city

    Selena

    This run with Lapo was amazing. We started climbing a mountain that is literally responsible for the foundation of Florence. Then we went through beautiful countryside and local parks, along the Arno River, and ended in the city center. Lapo met me at my hotel and we took a cab to the starting point. This was absolutely the best thing I did in Florence, in fact in Italy so far! Our tour ended up being 13.1 miles due to my hotel being a bit out of the way. Would recommend this tour to anyone who is comfortable with running, and has some basic experience on trails.

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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      Ciao Selena! Thank you so much for your nice words! Running with you was a real pleasure. Good luck for all your ultra trails!

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  3. Phillip Falkner

    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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    • Lapo

      Lapo

      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!

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  4. Ursula Keinath-Janser

    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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