Welcome to the 15 km “Rome Historic Centre Sunrise Tour”, the only tour in Rome that you will never stand in line for! This morning run starts before sunrise offering runners the rare opportunity to see a city simultaneously go to sleep and wakeup! As you run, the rising sun provides a rainbow of changing light on some of the most famous sights in Rome; Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Boca di Verità and Castel Sant’Angelo and the Pantheon. This unique experience allows you to see Rome’s most beautiful piazzas, Piazza Navona, San Pietro, Piazza Venezia- without tourists! We start at Piazza del Popolo, where complex layers of Roman history played out and the central monument dates back to Ancient Egypt! Kilometer after kilometer unveils monument and architectural wonder, as we wind our way through one of Rome’s most popular shopping districts, stopping at the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. This 15 km loop leads you through the famous Forum’s of Emperors past and gives you a glimpse and photo opportunity of the Colosseum, rarely seen by tourists glowing in morning light. Cruising through one of Rome’s most Roman neighborhoods, Trastevere, you feel as though your surroundings have stopped in time. Roughly halfway through our adventure, and after a few sets of stairs we take in a bird’s eye view of Rome, with the waking sun blanketing a golden red over the countless cupolas that make up the Roman skyline.
No visit to Rome would be complete without a stop by Piazza del Rotonda to admire the Pantheon or Campo di Fiori– center of Roman social life by night and produce market by day. With historical monuments and stories around every corner, it is no wonder why Rome is often referred to the world’s largest open – air museum. Experience it all before the cars, noise and tourists retake the city! This private tour gives you all the sites and is lead by running guides who are eager to share their city with you! We will run this tour at your pace and are ready to stop for photos when you need. There are countless potable water fountains on the course, with water still brought in from the mountains by Roman Aqueducts! The tour is great for all types of runners, mostly flat with roughly 100 meters of uphill/stairs and will be run at your pace.