Rome Marathon, scheduled on Sunday March 20th, is one of the most suggestive events held in Rome: the city turns into a place without cars where athletes run along the most beautiful streets and monuments of the historical center. The start is at 9 am in Via dei Fori Imperiali: beyond the competitive race there is the “Fun Run”, a non-competitive marathon giving everybody the chance to participate at the event with different difficulty levels. Moreover, in many spots of the city are to be found the “Marathon Villages”, refreshment and health-care stands, while heterogeneous concerts, shows and performances are held to celebrate this event lasting the whole day.
Milano - Sanremo
The Milano – Sanremo, which this year is to be held on Saturday March 19th, is not just the first bike race of the season in Italy; it is the historical race which, since 1907, enlivens the most passionate competitions along the route, which starts in Piazza Sant’Ambrogio in Milan and gets to Via Roma, in the historical center of Sanremo. From Milan to Liguria, with impervious paths and mountain passes on the Apennines, the most important names of the world cycling face each other in the first seasonal challenge. In Milan, the start moment, with cyclists and their cars following them, is a moment of feast gathering lots of cycling lovers.
St Patrick’s Day
The climax of Saint Patrick’s Day in London, which this year is going to take place on Sunday 13th March, is a Majestic parade with an assortment of floats representing the Irish counties. As usual, the parade will start from Hyde Park at noon and will end in Trafalgar Square, where fountains will tinge with green and the marching bands and music groups will play traditional and contemporary Irish music. On a stage mounted for the occasion is to be held a dance festival (with Irish music, obviously), while the squares will be crowded by stands with typical Irish craftsmanship and cuisine. The celebrations comprehend other events and activities in the whole city as well, such as plays, live music and traditional dances.