Do you want to run around town? Not for business but to train, keep fit or to switch off and give yourself a break in the city!

Among the many routes that Milano offers, from the parks to the canals, we recommend these.

Parco Sempione

Parco Sempione surrounds the Castello Sforzesco with its square and the fountain, the Civic Arena, the Triennale and the Arco della Pace with a 3.5 km track: it is well lit, with slight climbs and descents and there are runners at any hour. In October 2019 a fitness trail was inaugurated with 7 tons of plastic bottles and recycled cans.

Navigli (canals)

Along the bank of the Naviglio Grande, you traverse the Milano of a time that still lives in the Vicolo dei Lavandai and the courtyards, between small churches (the beautiful Church of San Cristoforo and its bridge, for example), farmhouses and villas.

 

A route of about 38 km runs alongside the Naviglio Martesana connecting Milano with the Adda river; thanks to the flowering plants it is one of the most naturalistic paths.

Giardini Indro Montanelli

A few steps from the Duomo and Piazza della Scala are the elegant Indro Montanelli Gardens, also known as the Porta Venezia Gardens. During a lunch break or between a shopping session, you can find a 2 km trail of dirt paths in the shade of the tree-lined avenues that line the pond and the buildings of the Planetarium and the Natural History Museum.

Monte Stella / San Siro

If you want to run uphill and train yourself on the ups and downs for mountain running, go to the North-West area at Monte Stella, or Montagnetta di San Siro. With 185 meters in altitude and 2.5 km of rings with different distances, it includes the historical one of 400 meters where athletes train for fast athletics and triathlon distances, the Campo XXV Aprile.

Events for runners all year long

Milano is a city that is always "running": during the year, many sporting events are held, suitable for all levels of preparation.

 

One of the most beloved and historical is Stramilano, the 10 km city run expected towards the end of March. The Milano Marathon is dedicated to the most competitive athletes and it is in April.

 

In the spring don't miss the Milano-Pavia walk and the Polimi Run, from the Bovisa to the Polytechnic.

 

Between September and October, runners can have fun with the Color Run, the Deejay Ten, the Salomon Running Milano and the Milano21 Half Marathon, to name just a few.

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