A major tourist destination, Milan is home to an important cultural heritage, including Renaissance palaces, the La Scala opera house and numerous museums. However, to run in Milan is also to run in the industrial, financial and commercial heart of Italy.
Milan is located in a lowland area in the western part of Lombardy, on a stretch of dry land in the middle of a marshy area. Close to the River Po, the city is irrigated by small rivers, partly underground ones, and by several canals. Thanks to its geographical location, close to the French and Swiss Alps, Italy's second largest city is at the crossroads of several communication routes of regional to international importance. This position, together with the fertility of its territory, is the main factor that explains its major historical role, both for the Italian nation and for the transalpine countries. Any race or cultural walk in the city must pass along the banks of the Naviglio Grande, the canal that runs through old Milan. For long-distance runners, the banks of another canal, the Martesana, offer 38 km of trails, perfect for preparing for a marathon! The Sempione Park, sometimes called the "green lung" of Milan, surrounds the Sforzesco Castle. It offers more than 3 kilometres of running in the heart of the city.
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Porta Romana #1
Let us guide you to the area of the Ca'Granda: The immense Velasca Tower, the unusual Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, the Rotonda della Besana and the Basilica di San Babila are just some of the monuments which feature!
Milan From Top to Bottom
Take this long tour of Milan to really get to know the city's rich heritage. Admire the gardens of the Sforza Castle, the luxury shops of the Quadrilatero della Moda, the church housing Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, and many more fantastic sights.
San Vittore #3
Let us guide you to the heart of Parco Sempione, across the Piazza Piemonte with its famous "skyscrapers", to the imposing Palazzo Mezzanotte where you will find the Milan Stock Exchange.
Milan, the fashion capital
Got a passion for fashion? Even if you don't, you'll still love Milan! This Smart Run is nothing but chic, and will tell you all you need to know about the history of fashion in Milan.
Discover the district of Porta Nuova, the Indro Montanelli gardens and the neoclassical Porta Garibaldi. En route, you will also come across the majestic Palazzo Castiglioni and the sublime Museum of Natural History.
From the Centre to the Navigli
Discover the various beautiful sights of the capital of the Lombardy region. This route will let you in on many of the secrets of the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Navigli, and many other Milanese landmarks.
From Navigli to San Vittore
This cultural trail will introduce you to the Navigli neighbourhood's most beautiful buildings: Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Sant'Ambrogio Basilica and the Roman amphitheatre.
A Trip to CityLife
Fancy training on part of the Milan marathon route? Combine practicality with enjoyment as you discover the most iconic sights in the new CityLife district with all its tall towers.