Rome Marathon

Nights
from 4
Date
March 16, 2025
  • Marathon

If you have questions regarding Marathon Tours & Travel’s Rome Package please: EMAIL OUR TRIP DESIGNER or CALL 617-242-7845

When you run in Rome, you run in an open-air museum!

This is a route that is unmatched anywhere in the world. With a start and finish at the Roman Forum, you will pass in front of the Vittoriano; then in Piazza Venezia, you will gaze upon the Circus Maximus and feel the breeze of the Lungotevere. From there your eyes will cast upon Castel Sant’Angelo as well as St. Peter’s Basilica. Other famous sites on the course include the Foro Italico, the Mosque, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna with the famous Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Via del Corso. Throughout, you will be engaged and enthralled!

As the exclusive North America official tour partner for Run Rome The Marathon, we are pleased to offer a four-night package with recently renovated rooms at the beautifully-adorned Starhotels Metropole. Within walking distance of the marathon start and finish, you will also find many Rome landmarks just a short walk from your doorstep. End your Italian getaway with a few nights in Florence, just 90 minutes north of Rome!

Travelling from afar? Run two races in one trip with us. Paris Half Marathon is the weekend before the Rome Marathon.

Run Rome the Marathon is an AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel World Age Group Qualifying Race.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Breakfast served daily at the hotel

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Additional nights available upon request

Accommodation

Accommodation

Excellent accommodation carefully selected for you

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration reception included

Excursions

Excursions

Half-day walking tour & wine tasting available

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff

Medal Bling

Medal Bling

Each race finisher will receive a medal

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Rome Marathon/4 Nights/March 13 - 17, 2025

      Thursday, March 13
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      Arrive in Rome and transfer on your own by train, taxi or shuttle to the Starhotels Metropole. We recommend you stop by the concierge desk at the Starhotels Metropole to book any additional city tours. Tonight, join us for a Welcome Cocktail Reception and trip briefing. (Welcome Reception included)

      Friday, March 14
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      After breakfast, we will begin a four-hour guided walking tour of ancient Rome that includes a visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. This afternoon, you should plan to visit the Rome Marathon Expo to pick up your race bib and packet. More specifics on the Expo will be sent to you as the race gets closer. Enjoy the evening on your own. (Breakfast included)

      Saturday, March 15
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      Today is a free day! We recommend a tour of the Vatican or several other destinations nearby. Tonight join us for a pre-race dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Sunday, March 16
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      Race Day! The starting area of the marathon is only a 10-minute walk from the Starhotels Metropole. Upon finishing your race, you can leisurely walk back to your hotel for a free afternoon. Join us this evening for a group Celebration Reception before you head to dinner. We recommend the Piazza Navona where you will find the choice of many outdoor restaurants. (Breakfast and Celebration Reception included)

      Monday, March 17
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      Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your departure home. Guests booked on the “Experience Italy” and “Rome and Paris Challenge” packages will gather in the morning for your departure to Florence, the magical capital city of the Tuscany region.

      Meals: Breakfast included

    • “Experience Italy” Tour/7 Nights/March 13 - 20, 2025

      Thursday, March 13
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      Arrive in Rome and transfer on your own by train, taxi or shuttle to the Starhotels Metropole. We recommend you stop by the concierge desk at the Starhotels Metropole to book any additional city tours. Tonight, join us for a Welcome Cocktail Reception and trip briefing. (Welcome Reception included)

      Friday, March 14
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      After breakfast, we will begin a four-hour guided walking tour of ancient Rome that includes a visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. This afternoon, you should plan to visit the Rome Marathon Expo to pick up your race bib and packet. More specifics on the Expo will be sent to you as the race gets closer. Enjoy the evening on your own. (Breakfast included)

      Saturday, March 15
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      Today is a free day! We recommend a tour of the Vatican or several other destinations nearby. Tonight join us for a pre-race dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Sunday, March 16
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      Race Day! The starting area of the marathon is only a 10-minute walk from the Starhotels Metropole. Upon finishing your race, you can leisurely walk back to your hotel for a free afternoon. Join us this evening for a group Celebration Reception before you head to dinner. We recommend the Piazza Navona where you will find the choice of many outdoor restaurants. (Breakfast and Celebration Reception included)

      Monday, March 17
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      Following breakfast, meet in the lobby for your departure from Rome to Florence by coach bus. In route, a stop will be made in Montepulciano for lunch and a wine tasting. Expected arrival at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi in Florence will be in the late afternoon. After checking into your room, enjoy a leisure evening getting to know this famous and beautiful city. (Breakfast and lunch included)

      Tuesday, March 18
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      After breakfast, we will embark on a half-day walking tour, which will include entrance to Santa Maria Del Fiore, or more commonly known as the Duomo. It is a staple of the Florentine skyline and is known around the world for its size, beauty and rich history. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. (Breakfast included)

      Wednesday, March 19
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      Today is a free day with plenty to do!

      A few suggestions include:

      • Bargello Museum
      • Palazzo Vecchio
      • Medici Chapels
      • Palatina Gallery and the Modern Art Gallery
      • Boboli Gardens and the Silver Museum
      • Brunelleschi’s Dome
      • Sites of Tuscany via a bike tour
      • Day trip to Venice!
      • Train to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa!

      (Breakfast included)

       

       

      Thursday, March 20
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      After your hotel checkout, transfer on your own to the Florence Airport (FLR) for your journey home. (Breakfast included)

      Itinerary subject to change.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Rome Tour | Four-Night Package: March 13 – 17, 2025

      Features:

      • Four nights’ accommodation at the Starhotels Metropole in Rome
      • Breakfast daily at hotel
      • All included taxes at hotel
      • Half-day walking tour
      • Welcome Cocktail Reception
      • Pre-race Dinner
      • Post-race Celebration Reception
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff

      “Experience Italy” Tour | Seven-Night Package: March 13 – 20, 2025

      Features:

      • All Rome Tour Features noted above
      • Three nights’ accommodation at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi in Florence 
      • Breakfast daily at hotel
      • All included taxes at hotel
      • Motor Coach from Rome to Florence
      • Montepulciano wine tasting
      • Half-day Florence walking tour
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff

      Not included in the packages above:

      • International roundtrip airfare
      • Airport transfers
      • Gratuities and tips, unless otherwise noted
      • $80 Guaranteed race entry is in addition to the package price
      • Additional rooms available upon request

      Airfare:

      Guests should fly in and out of Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) if you are joining us for the four-night package. For those that are planning to extend their trip to Florence please book your return flight home out of Florence Airport (FLR).

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      Rates (all prices are per person and in US dollars) – 2025 Rates Coming Soon

      Package Double OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Four-Night Package $1045 per person$1510
      Seven-Night Package$2270 per person$3295
      Marathon Entry$80 per entry
  • Hotels

    • Rome
      Starhotels Metropole

      This deluxe four star property is located in the city center, close to many of the city’s famous sights and within one mile of the start and finish line of the Rome Marathon. The newly renovated rooms and suites are an oasis of relaxation in a bustling city.

      Florence
      Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

      A unique and unforgettable view of Florence is waiting for you. The 1860 hotel, is one of the first hotels built in the city. Today, it has been completely renovated while still preserving its original character. This is the ideal place from which to experience Florence!

  • Event Information

    • Race Date: March 16, 2025

      Race Time: 8:30 AM

      Organizer: Infront Italy S.p.A. in association with Corriere dello Sport S.r.l., Atielle Roma S.r.l. and Italia Marathon Club – amateur sports club, affiliated with the Italian Athletics Federation (FIDAL). You can find more information on the Run Rome The Marathon website.

      Course: The loop course will start near the Coliseum and pass many spectacular sites such as Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona and the Vatican. There is also a 5K fun run starting immediately after the marathon. Entry for the 5K can be made on site at the Runner’s Expo.

      Temperature: The average temperatures in Rome are as follows: 9 am: 7°-8° C (44°-46° F), 1 pm: 18°-19° C (64°-66° F), 4 pm: 13°-14° C (55°-57° F). It is always best to check the 10 day forecast before you depart your home city.

      Entry Fee: Entry to the marathon via Marathon Tours & Travel is US $80.

      Eligibility: A medical certificate for competitive athletics is compulsory in Italy and must be valid on the date of the event and issued by the athlete’s general practitioner in the athlete’s country of residence.  Athletes have to produce the original medical certificate to the Marathon Village at the time of the bib number collection. All runners must be 20 years of age or older on race day.

      Time Limit: The course time limit for the Marathon is six (6) hours and 30 minutes. Streets are open to traffic and pedestrians in the late stages of the race.

      Number Pickup: Participants must personally pick up bib numbers and race packets. More details will be shared as soon they are available.

      Awards: Top three overall for males and females in the marathon.  In additional prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners based on age categories. For all athletes residing outside of Rome prizes will be shipped to the address indicated on the entry form. Each runner will receive a medal upon completion of the event.

      Difficulty: Mostly flat, some of the course is on cobblestone.

  • Registration & Booking

    • Rates: Land Prices may change due to currency fluctuations or changes in any taxes.

      Reservations and Payments: A completed tour application together with an initial non-refundable deposit of $300 per person for the Rome Marathon package. Final payment is due on or before January 1, 2025. Final payments received after January 1 will be charged a $50 late payment fee.

      Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.

      Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under tour features.  The Rome Marathon entry is additional.

      Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants.  However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.

      Travel Insurance for U.S. Residents
      Travel Insurance for Canadian Residents

      Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement of the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.

  • Testimonials

    • "Really appreciated the several communications..." - 2022

      Really appreciated the several communications that came out prior to the trip and advice on how to prepare and all of the documentation needed! Tremendously helpful!

      "I honestly cannot think of anything that I would do differently..." - 2022

      I honestly cannot think of anything that I would do differently – Nicole (and team) did a fabulous job, and the hotel, etc are excellent choices.

      "Nicole and Ann are outstanding..." - 2022

      Nicole and Ann are outstanding. Very customer focused and both made the extra effort to ensure everybody is taken care of. from pre-planning to making sure we could get our COVID tests coming home. They were involved and on top of making sure we had a great trip.

      "Ann and Nicole are outstanding..." - 2022

      Ann and Nicole are outstanding. Runners are generally a collegial group but both Ann and Nicole take the time to make everybody feel part of the family. I’ve done 4 races with Marathon Tours and will join Ann in Dublin in the fall and know in advance it will be a wonderful experience.

      "We visited the Vatican through the Roman Guy..." - 2017

      We visited the Vatican through the Roman Guy. Highly recommend. We were picked up from our hotel and brought directly to the meet-up location. Got into the Vatican promptly at 8 am. Our tour guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

      "I liked the location..." - 2017

      I liked the location – within walking distance to historical sites, and the start and finish line of the marathon. The area reminded me of some movies that I have seen that showcased Rome – felt like I was in a movie.

      "Great hotel!..." - 2017

      Great hotel! The hotel staff at the reception desk were friendly, and answered questions that I presented. Equally friendly were the restaurant personnel, room cleaning personnel, and concierge’s. I was so impressed with the hotel that I have made a bookmark of Starhotel Metropole Rome so that if I ever return to Rome, which I will, I will seek to make my reservations there.

      "Loved Jacqui and Nicole. Very helpful..." - 2015

      Loved Jacqui and Nicole. Very helpful and looking forward to future Marathon Tour Trips. I felt I got a good value for my money. Marathon Tours picked nice hotels in great locations, good breakfasts, good couple of dinners, and nice tours of the area. I would have liked to have an after-marathon party. It would be worth paying a bit more. Very fun!!! Thank you!!!

      "Thank you very much to your attention to all the details..." - 2015

      Thank you very much to your attention to all the details. We had a great time. This is the second tour but this one was the best. You are truly professionals who listen, respond and most of all try to accommodate our needs.

      "Jacqui's stories and travels were amazing..." - 2015

      Jacqui’s stories and travels were amazing. We found great deals in a store she shops in Rome. Jacque walked us to the start of the Rome marathon. I felt she truly cared about us and saw us off. Traveling in a tour group is so much more fun! This was a group of fit people with a bunch of energy. It was not a bunch of “retired-acting” people. I made new friends and felt safer. I’m not afraid to travel alone with Marathon Tours. I can’t talk anyone into Africa. I may have to go alone. Thank you for wonderful memories.

      "I've been traveling with your company since 2004..." - 2015

      I’ve been traveling with your company since 2004 (first trip was Paris) and seems like you are always coming up with new adventures. You provide a great selection of places to run and love traveling with your company. I have never been disappointed.

      "...I truly enjoyed the entire trip and every city..." - 2014

      We tried to even decide what city we liked best and had a very difficult time. I think my favorite was Florence and the winery tour/lunch but the Vatican was awfully impressive also. I truly enjoyed the entire trip and every city. The marathon was even enjoyable since it did not rain as much or as hard as they were predicting and the people watching were wonderful. Plus it is hard to not enjoy such things when you run towards St Peter’s Basilica.

      "This is my fifth trip with Marathon Tours..." - 2014

      This is my fifth trip with Marathon Tours and I’ve never been disappointed. The staff is fantastic and the hotels, accommodations and tours are always wonderful!

      "Nicole did set up the train and hotel for our extension..." - 2014

      Nicole did set up the train and hotel for our extension to Venice after Florence and that was excellent. We ran into Jacqui in Venice also and even though she was on her “own time”, she was fabulous about answering questions we had about future trips and places with Marathon Tours. We also did a tour to/through Vatican City which was very nice.

  • Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group World Championship

    • This event is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championship Qualifying Race. If you achieve the automatic qualifying time for your age group, found here, you’ll be invited to the 2025 Age Group World Championship race (destination still to be announced). For more information on the Age Group World Rankings and Championship click here

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Meet the Reps

Nicole Langone

Senior Trip Designer | Administration Manager

Nicole Langone

Senior Trip Designer | Administration Manager

Nicole joined us in 2011 with eight years of professional experience in international and domestic group travel and flight management. From middle school age, she has had the travel bug and loved being on the road and exploring new places.

With a year abroad and sometimes intentionally getting lost on a quaint cobblestone pathway in Belgium or Germany, it was the true history and beauty that struck a chord within her that keeps her travel passion still alive. Nicole currently manages marathon trips to Berlin, Rome, Reykjavik and Tokyo and also serves as Administration Manager.