Two centrally located promenades along the Adriatic make for scenic running in Bari. The southern section starts near Basilica and extends south for 6.5 km, and a section from the Faro di San Cataldo heads north for up to 4 km.
There are numerous road and trail running opportunities in this expansive park located 50 km east of Bari. Terrain includes forests, open pastures, and abandoned villages. We recommend two cycling routes that are great for running.
A 'Runseeing Tour' of the historic section of Bergamo, the Città Alta, featuring great views, and some of the city's most important sights. The highlight of the route is the Piattaforma di Sant'Andrea, a paved path that just outside of the old city fortress.
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.
Among our two routes in Bologna's green hills, this one is flatter. Then run of up to 8.5 km one-way is through the attractive Parco Della Chiusa, theb along the Reno River path, passing several parks. Verdant, with rolling fields, woods, river views.
A spectacular running experience, especially if you go early. Central section has wonderful tree-lined walkways with great views from the bridges. Further west and east sections have gravel paths. We've mapped 15 km along the river.
This defines 'run with a view'. You'll be rewarded with the hilly run up to the Piazzale with great views. A wonderful 7.7 km loop is to run up Viale Michelangelo, then down using Viale Galileo Galilei/Via di San Leonardo.
The largest protected natural area in Liguria. There are some 500 km of trails, some great for running, others more for trail running or hiking. See our top recommendations. Park site has great info and downloadable maps.
One of several pleasant waterfront promenades in Genoa, the Passeggiata Corso Italia runs between the Foce and Boccadasse neighborhoods, for a 5.2 km out and back. Wide, festive path with great water, city, and mountain views.
Popular coastal fishing village 30 km southeast of Genoa. The signature run is the 5.5 km between Santa Margherita and Portofino. Beautiful views from well-sidewalked coastal road. Can also run additional 3.5 km to Rapallo. Tons of trail running opps in area.
A series of waterfront paths and promenades dot the towns around Lake Garda, featuring stunning water and mountain views. We've mapped 13 of them, totaling ~75 km. Eventually these lakeside walkways will be connected by the Garda by Bike Path.
Running along the Lake Como waterfront in the city of Como has it all: splendid water views with mountains in the background, parks, gardens, and historic estates. The full, crescent-shaped path is about 5.6 km.
Wonderful park and woods running 10km west of the city center. About 5 miles of running east-west or north-south.
Located in the Vomero district, just west of Naples center, this street wrapping around St. Elmo’s Castle and the San Martino overlook is one of the rare opportunities for a long sidewalk run in Naples. Note: Hilly!
A great destination run for trail runners visiting Naples. This beautiful 8 km (one way) path extends along oceanfront cliffs between Positano and Bomerano on the Amalfi Coast. It's 70 km from Naples, best reached by car.
A tour of some of Rome’s principal sights. Best to do it early before the streets get crowded and to beat the heat.
Rome’s largest park, contains a stunning, mid- 17th century palace surrounded by garden mazes, jogging trails, fabulous fountains, a superb grotto, and pine lined views of Rome from atop the Janiculum hill.
The small island of Ortigia (Ortygia) is a must see when visiting the Sicilian provincial capital of Syracuse. Run the coast and see the historic landmarks on this 3.2 km loop.
Run the quiet streets of Palazzo Adriano, where the 1988 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award Winner “Cinema Paradiso” was filmed. A 1.7 km tour of a quintessential Sicilian village with opportunities to add on.
Cagliari is the capital and largest city of Sardinia, and one of the most popular tourist areas on the island. We've mapped six distinct routes, including runs along the beach, waterfront paths, several interior parks, and a 'runseeing' tour of the city's historical highlights.
Wonderful waterfront running in a coastal city of Alghero known for its beaches, colorful architecture, and sea walls surrounding markets of amazing fresh food. Wide beaches, cycling paths, and coastal trail runs with great views.
The Napoleonic Trail is the must-do run in Trieste. Run along this old road, now a wide gravel path, featuring stunning views of Trieste and the Adriatic. There are numerous observation platforms along the way. It's 8 km out and back. Note: hilly!
Gorgeous running in the second largest enclosed park in Europe! Create your own run on the beautifully landscaped grounds and paths around the baroque La Venaria Reale and Castello de La Mandria. Options for some wilder, more remote paths and small roads.
A verdant treat for running on the grounds of this former hunting lodge 10 km southwest of Turin. Anchored by the wide paths and grand gardens of the Palazzina, there straight shot roads/paths running through woodland and agricultural land, 5 km long and 4 km wide.
A 5 km around the green parks atop the walls surrounding the city of Lucca. This run offers a nice tour of the city and a panorama of the gorgeous surrounding scenery. Best to go early or off-peak to avoid the crowds.
This network of unpaved, quiet roads winding through the Tuscan countryside is fantastic for running. We've researched some of the most beautiful of these, which are a great option since many of the main roads aren't safe for running.
Sure, the Chianti region is famous for its wine, but the landscape here is unbeatable in terms of scenery. Take it all in on a this 13 km tour through the heart of Chianti.
A gem of a run along a coastal dirt road and a hilly but well kempt path through a seaside nature reserve. Cap it off with a swim at Cala Violina.
Explore the medieval architectural gems of Siena on this 10 km tour through the city of Palio.
A wonderful along route along the water, easily accessible from San Marco. Includes a tour of the Giardini (Biennial Gardens), quieter paths of Sant’ Elena island, for a 7 km out and back. Optional 1.5 km San Pietro add-on.
One of the best places to run in Venice might be ACROSS from Venice. The waterfront run on the island of Giudecca offers great views of Zaterre and San Marco. 4 km out and back, or 6.5 km with loop of the Sacca Fisola.