WORLD MARATHON TOUR: ITALY

2011 PISA MARATHON, ITALY: 3:08:56 (2011-12-18)

2012 PISA MARATHON, ITALY: 4:40:13 (2012-12-16)

2014 ROME MARATHON, ITALY: 5:56:07 (2014-03-23)

2016 MILANO MARATHON, ITALY: 4:13:40 (2016-04-03)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735896159899055

Race report Pisa Marathon:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/pisa-marathon-italy-2011-12-18/

Race report Roma Marathon:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/rome-marathon-italy-2014-03-23/

Race report Milano Marathon:
http://www.runnersworld.se/blogs/andersforselius/milano-city-marathon-italien.htm

ITALY

Capital: Rome (2,6 million)

Population: 60,8 million

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Famous people from Italy:

Marco Polo (explorer), Antonio Vivaldi (music), Giuseppe Verdi (music), Leonardo da Vinci (artist), Michelangelo (artist), Galileo Galilei (astronomer), Roberto Baggio (soccer)

Fun facts about Italy:

The average consumption of pasta in Italy is 25 kg per person per year. Arabs introduced dry pasta to the Italians. Before that, all the pasta was freshly made on an everyday basis.

When McDonald’s opened in 1986 in Rome, food purists outside the restaurant gave away free spaghetti to remind people of their culinary heritage.

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s most popular play, was set in the backdrop of Verona, Italy.

The volcanoes of Etna, Stromboli and Vesuvius, situated in South of Italy, are the only three active volcanoes in Europe.

The oldest university in Europe, in continuous operation, is the University of Bologna, founded in 1088.

Viol, violin, cello, piano, mechanical clock, barometer, thermometer, optical glasses and telephone were invented by Italians.

More facts:

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/facts-about-italy-1307.html

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187899-Pisa_Province_of_Pisa_Tuscany-Vacations.html

The airport is in walking distance (!) from the city center and there are many good hostels and B&B in Pisa.