The 17th Rome Marathon, which is going to be held on March 20, 2011, is set to be the grandest ever with a record participation from abroad. Rome Marathon or Maratona della Citta di Roma provides a great opportunity for those who love athletic challenges as well as spend a nice holiday for sightseeing while being in Rome. If you’re also planning to take part in Rome Marathon and also spend your time in sightseeing and excursion, then think of buying cheap tickets to Rome
in advance and travelling by cheap flights to Rome to attend the marathon.
In 2010, a total of 15,346 people participated, 6512 of whom were foreigners who got cheap air flight tickets to Rome and arrived by cheap airline flights to Rome to attend this important competitive sporting event. For 2011 Rome Marathon, 6534 runners have already registered and this number may exceed 7000 runners from abroad at the close of foreign registrations due to end March 7. It’ll be a great fun for you if you too search for cheap airfares to Rome and get the best possible cheap flight deals to Rome being provided by several leading travel suppliers.
On March 20, 2011, athletes from more than 80 countries will be traveling either by cheap international flights to Rome or by cheap domestic flights to Rome after buying cheap flights tickets to Rome to participate in the marathon and run along the streets of Rome, which is also scheduled to host the Olympic Games in 2020.
Running like a gladiator in the picturesque, narrow streets of the Eternal City will give you a different joyous feeling altogether. Reach by cheap flights to Rome
after purchasing cheap tickets to Rome, and you are bound to feel overjoyed because the start and the finish lines of the marathon are placed in front of the 2,000 year old Coliseum. You’ll be delighted to know that during the race you will see the runners crossing through magnificent landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Populo, the Spanish Steps and even Saint Peter’s Basilica.
The time limit of the marathon is eight hours. The special atmosphere of this historic and romantic city can also be enjoyed by non-marathoners at a 4 km course on marathon day, which also starts at the Coliseum. Runners can also use public transport free of charge during marathon day. There is fruit, cookies and drink at every 5 kilometers, hot tea, milk, more cookies and fruit at the finish. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to visit Rome. Book cheap flights to Rome and travel this City of Fountains to attend this great sporting event and sightseeing as well.