The Florence Marathon, which this year will reach its 26th edition on November 29th, is the most important road race taking place in Tuscany: 42 kilometres touching roads and squares rich in history and culture, such as Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, before ending in Piazza Santa Croce. An appointment that cannot be missed by thousands of sportsmen and enthusiasts, who each year punctually come from all over the world, on the last Sunday in November. In 2008 the amazing number of participants made the Florence Marathon the second Italian marathon after the Rome race, resulting in a great event which joined young and old in a big sports celebration, able to involve the entire city of Florence.
As of October 2006 Halldis becomes an official VIP Member of the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce in Milan, founded with the aim of promoting companies and products both in Italy and Germany.
The membership implies being part of a select group of corporations offering services and/or products which could facilitate Italian and German companies wishing to venture new businesses by entering new markets in reciprocal countries.
The Italian-German Chamber of Commerce has been active for several years in the development and support of business relationships among companies in these two countries, and is now sharing its wealth of experience in this new project aimed at assisting and sustaining new businesses ventures.
Halldis is deemed an ideal Member in this new project, offering perfect solutions to German companies wishing to explore and/or penetrate the Italian market, by providing executive apartments and fully cabled and readily available office spaces for rent, with tailor-made contracts for as long or as little as a company may need.
Lord Mayor’s Show
The Lord Mayor’s Show is a tradition which dates back to 1215, when King John’s Charter allowed London’s citizens to elect their own mayor. Every elected mayor must travel from the City to Westminster to be presented to the King for approval, and to swear his loyalty to the Crown. Over the years, the Mayor's journey became so famous and colourful that it came to be known as “Lord Mayor's Show”. This year’s Show, on Saturday 14 November, will be livelier than ever, beginning at 10.53 am with a one mile race, whilst at 11 am the RAF flypast will mark the start of the Lord Mayor’s actual procession, with Nick Anstee, the 682nd Lord Mayor of London, making his way from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice, to pledge allegiance to the Crown. At 3pm the City of London’s Guide lecturers will offer guided walks around the labyrinth of ancient streets, and at 5pm the Lord Mayor’s Fireworks display will light up the sky over the Thames River, for the grand finale.