Italy is a favorite travel destination, and it’s also great for running. Nearly every major city features a classic river path, well-preserved historic areas, and significant parks. Great Runs has developed guides to the best places to run in nine major Italian cities: Bari, Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, and Venice. We also have guides to several regions — Tuscany, Sicily, and Sardinia — that include numerous smaller cities and towns. So here’s our runners’ Italy bucket list: Our favorite routes, some of them selected because they’re unique, one-of-a-kind runs. It’s organized in alphabetical order, by location.
A unique run to add to your bucket list -- the longest covered arcade in the world! The roofed arcade, built between 1674 and 1793, runs for 3.5 km from the center of Bologna to the Sanctuary, featuring 666 arches. The final 2 km is a 200m climb.