Six thousand athlets from all over the world will gather in Venice on October 25th to put their stamina to the proof in the unique environment of the city, the lagoon and the palaces from the times of the Venetian Republic. More than six out of ten participants in the Venicemarathon Casinò di Venezia Trophy are foreigners, and more than seven out ten, this will be their first opportunity to visit the lagoon city. A boost to the Venicamarathon race, at its 24° edition this year, has been given by two advertising figureheads, Oscar Pistorius and Alex Zanardi. Both the multiple Paralympic champion and the great Formula One and Champ Car Series driver (today also a protagonist in the handbike scene) will participate themselves, to join also in the project “Accessible Venice, barriers are over-come at a run” supporting the initiative to facilitate the city’s usability of handicapped people. The starting line is in Strà – at 9:15 a.m. and follows the course of river Brenta, famous for the ancient Venetian noble villas, then across Mestre and the huge San Giuliano Park. After running along the bridge of Libertà – which links Venice to the mainland – athletes will enter in Venice and here the most spectacular show will start: unique surroundings which only Venice can offer! They will cross a floating bridge especially built for the occasion and after running past St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, will cross the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri. Visit our web page to discover all our prices for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.