Rome Marathon hotels – recommended by the Italian Marathon Club
Address: Atielle Roma S.r.l. – via Fagare 15, 00195 Roma
Date: March 16, 2008
About the Rome Marathon
What better place to run a marathon than the place where Olympic size competitions started? The Rome marathon has a history almost as rich as the city itself and people travel from near and far to join in this annual event.
The course starts at Via dei Fori Imperiali and weaves its way through the ancient city. It is a great way to see the beauty of the city as you jog on by. The course will take you by notable landmarks like the Via Ostiense (University) and the Coliseum among many others until it completes the loop once again at the Imperiali.
The marathon is so anticipated that almost 100,000 come to the Marathon Village and to see the race! Entertainment abounds for all during marathon madness in March. Marathon Village is open the entire week before. Runners can pick up their bib and race packet. Those not participating in the actual running can opt to do the Stracittadina Fun Run 4k or the Roma Walk. There are also many stands, concerts and other forms of entertainment.
The race is run annually in March. This year it is running Sunday, March 16 at 9:00am. Registration fees are 28EUR by November 13, 37EUR by December 15, 47EUR by January 24 and 57EUR by February 23, which is also the deadline. In order to register, applicants must fill out an entry form entirely, pay the fees and also have a sport federation membership that is affiliated with the IAAF or CIP or medical certificate specific to athletes. Registration forms can be downloaded and paid for online or printed and sent by post. The Fun Run immediately follows the marathon, is open to all and is only 6EUR to enter. There is a suggested training program available to all registered run to prepare for the race.
Getting to Rome Marathon
Rome’s metro has two lines which run into Termini station. Line B (Blue Line) is the one to take the marathon. It has a drop off point right near the Coliseum, which makes it very simple to get to the start or finish of the race.
There are also 8 trams that run through mainly historic parts of the city. You can easily catch a tram that stops at the Coliseum as well to avoid the hustle and bustle of the metro station.
Here is a short guide to hotels near the Rome Marathon.
The Quadrifoglio hotels in Rome are the recommended choice by the marathon. They provide additional supplements for all runners, provided they have the proper identification of a marathon race card. The Hotel Il Quadrifoglio is a newly constructed three star hotel. It is extremely elegant and a more relaxing choice as it is situated on the far outskirts of the city rather than in the bustling center. It is also close by the EUR Palasport and Fermi stations for easy access to the rest of Rome. Best of all a single room will only cost 69EUR per night.
Hotel Colosseum is a three star gem that is off to the side on a quiet street yet still right by the Cathedral of St. Mary Major, the Colosseum and Termini station. It has easy access to the race and all of the events that surround it. The price for a standard room is an affordable 97EUR per night.
If you are looking to really up your ante and pamper yourself prior to the marathon, Ambasciatori Palace Hotel is a magnificent 5 star establishment that will suit all of your pre-race needs. It is located in the center of the city, close by the Spanish steps. It is also located mere steps from the Barberini-Fontant di Trevi station which can get you where you need to go in no time. Even if you don’t want to use your subway access, the race travels close by the hotel so you may only need to go as far as the front stoop. Prices for a twin room including breakfast are about 130EUR per night.
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