Run, Drink, and Be Merry: Florence’s ‘Run & Wine’

Mark your calendars for the third annual Run&Wine event on Thursday, May 31. The race will take place at 8 pm starting from Le Vecchie Carceri in Piazza Madonna della Neve, towards Piazzale Michelangelo, past the old Florentine walls, past Piazza Pitti, Ponte alle Grazie, Santa Croce, and ending at the starting line. The 10 km (6.2mi) run and 5 km (3.1mi) walk are open to runners, walkers, and wine lovers alike! After [...]

Seeing Florence through the ‘Guarda Firenze’ Race

Do you want to learn about the history of Florence while also enjoying a run? Register for the annual Guarda Firenze race, taking place on Sunday, May 6 at 9:30 am. This run, which brings together over 3,000 people annually, focuses on teaching runners about the rich history of Florence while simultaneously promoting healthy lifestyles for all. This 10km (6.2mi) race will start at Piazza San Giovanni and take runners through some of the most important [...]

A Sports & Street Food Weekend at Campo di Marte

Piazza Campioni, next to the Franchi stadium in Campo di Marte, will host a three-day fair on April 6 – 8. Nine food trucks and a sports village comprised of 24 sports associations are set to provide a memorable experience for children and adults alike. Following a successful 2017 event with a record of over 20,000 visitors, this year’s edition has expanded to include even more sports activities. From golf to fencing, running and [...]

A ‘Rosamimosa’ Race to Prevent Violence Against Women

Named for two flowers inextricably connected with women, the rose and the mimosa, the “Rosamimosa” race, which is the oldest female race in Italy, will be celebrating its 33rd year this year on March 10 at 4:30 pm. This year’s theme, “Stop femicides,” will be in support of the fight against violence towards women, which is an ever present topic in Italy today. The competitive race will consist of an 8 km (5 [...]

‘Notturna di San Giovanni’ Night Race

Sat. 17:  NOTTURNA DI SAN GIOVANNI 4 & 10K RACE. Race starts and finishes in Piazza del Duomo. 9 pm.  Registration fee: €10. Runners, walkers, joggers, and their families are welcome to come explore and appreciate the exquisite views of Florence at night in a race to celebrate the patron saint of Florence, St. John the Baptist. Two races will be offered this year, a competitive 10k open to adults over 18 who [...]

Qi Gong in Florence’s Botanical Garden

Saturdays, May 27, June 10 and 24:  Qi Gong at the Botanical Garden, via Micheli 3.  11 am – noon.  €10, includes admission to the park. The Botanical Garden at the Giardino dei Semplici near Piazza San Marco is a green lush oasis in the heart of the bustling city. Patricia Muller, T’ai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong instructor will be holding classes among the wildflowers and bush lined paths every other Saturday [...]

Guarda Firenze, A Race with a View

April 30: GUARDA FIRENZE. Piazza San Giovanni. 9:30 am. The 45th annual Guarda Firenze is a 10km run around some of the most historic landmarks in Florence. With a course that provides moments to appreciate these monuments and sensational views of Tuscan countryside, the Guarda Firenze is a unique way to see Florence. The run begins near the Baptistery and the Duomo in the Piazza San Giovanni, crossing over the Ponte Vecchio to climb [...]

The Florence BiciFi 2017 Bicycle Festival

April 21 – 23: BiciFI The festival promises a jam-packed weekend focused on the human-powered vehicle. Starting on Friday, April 21 the Expo Village Cascine Park will open, displaying all the latest bicycle accessories, frames, and clothing along with food for sale. For the curious onlooker or enthusiast there will also be bike shows and tests. Kids are also welcome as there will be a children’s area with a sporting course designed for [...]

Vivicittà Half Marathon, Relay & Walk

Runners take your marks; the 34th edition of the Vivicittà International Half Marathon Firenze is this Sunday April 9.  Buses 6, 11, 12, 13, 23, 36, 37, C1, C2, C3 and D will be deviated from their normal routes that morning until early afternoon. The organization strives to be as eco-friendly as possible, and supports a charity each year. The popular Vivicittà Village, full of sports themed events and information booths, will be [...]

Calling All Ladies to the Rosamimosa Race

Saturday, March 11: The Rosamimosa is the oldest women’s race in Italy in honor of celebrating women, equal rights, the fight against oppression, femicide, and violence—a prominent social problem here in Italy. Starting at 4 pm this 8k (5 mi) race offers a scenic route through the hills and a small clump of woods after departing from Betti athletics stadium on via Soffiano where the course also ends. The itinerary leads up the hill to Boschetto [...]