You are on the Libertà Bridge. The mainland is behind you and you are running at a steady pace. Around you, only water calm as oil. And then you see it: the city is getting closer. First you get a glimpse of the belltowers coming out of a pinkish mist; then it’s the green dome by the train station and finally you start to distinguish the fired brick houses. Venice lays out in front of you. A last slight climb and you have made it, you have reached Venice, time to dive in it!
We’ll speed through the streets following the steps of the athletes of the Venice Marathon, we’ll pass by the Zattere walkway and reach Punta della Dogana to enjoy the most beautiful view ever. We’ll catch our breath to continue on to the Accademia Bridge that will take us to Saint Mark’s Square, “the” piazza of Venice. We’ll trot through it, passing by Saint Mark’s Basilica with its golden facade, the arcades of the Doge’s Palace, the 100 hundred meter high Belltower, the ancient Clock Tower and the Piazzetta. We’ll leave the square and proceed to Riva degli Schiavoni, a bright and wide street that runs alongside St. Mark’s Basin where we will cross the last 7 bridges, the ones that will finally take you to the coveted finish line in Riva dei Sette Martiri.