This running tour is the perfect combination of great nature, amazing history and stunning views.
We will reach the the Funicolar Zecca-Righi in about 10 minuets from the center centre, and we travel with this to discover Righi – the big hill towering 302 meters above Genoa. This amazing nature area divides different valleys of the city and from here you will enjoy amazing views both of the city and its gulf including the port and the Promontory of Portofino.
The Righi area is also famous for its Mura, a walls system built in the 17th century including several forts built betweeen 18th and 19th centuries forming one of the largest fortification systems in Europe.
You will run on single tracks trough small forest that leads to several small summits. Also, runners will experience all the principal forts : Castellaccio, Forte Begato, Forte Sperone, Forte Puin, Fratello Minore and Forte Diamante which can be reached by running up its spectacular hairpin turns. From Forte Diamante you will run down a beautiful single track reaching the Funicolar station stop at Righi and then its back down to Genoa.
A running tour that is true balm for the soul – amazing nature, stunning views and long Italian history!