Running Advent Calendar – Day 14 – Venice, Italy

14 Dec

It’s now Day 14 of my Running Advent Calendar (24 different running routes from around the world in 24 days) and today I plan to explore a running route in Venice, Italy.


Although I have been to Italy twice, I have yet to venture to Venice. I did go to the Venetian Hotel in Macau and sort of felt like I was there for a moment, but am anxious to see the real deal one day.


Venetian Hotel in Macau

There is a chance that I will be going to Italy next September for about a week for work, and if so, I also plan to add in some vacation time while there. I will be going to an area of Italy close to Venice, so would like to take advantage of that opportunity and check out one of the great Italian cities.

Although Venice is made up of many canals, bridges and narrow streets, and some would say it is impossible to run there, seemingly too difficult to get any speed going for a run, I think, where there is a will there’s a way, and early mornings and a sense of adventure are sometimes the solution to a problem like that.

Photo credit:  Guillem Lopez

Photo credit: Guillem Lopez

The scenery of Venice and the charm of this city would make me want to see it on foot, and on the run.

My running route in Venice would be a unique one; it would actually have no specific pre-determined route. I would bring a map, but based upon some recommendations I found online, an exciting way to take in the city would involve something as simple as getting out there and getting lost.

So, only time will tell if I make it out to Venice next year, but if I do, you can certainly count on me getting out there for a run!

Stay tuned for Day 15 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow and check out Days 1 – 13 of my Running Advent Calendar here in case you missed them:

Day 1: Lakeside, PEI, Canada

Day 2: Loch Lomond, Scotland

Day 3: San Francisco, California, USA

Day 4: Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada

Day 5: Central Park, New York, USA

Day 6: London, England

Day 7: Paris, France

Day 8: Rome, Italy

Day 9: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Day 10: Boston, MA, USA

Day 11: Great Wall of China

Day 12: Honolulu, Hawaii

Day 13: Hong Kong



14 Responses to “Running Advent Calendar – Day 14 – Venice, Italy”

  1. The Mind of RD Revilo December 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

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  2. blood, sweat, and... December 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Venice is one of my favor cities. I wasn’t a runner when visited, but I can imagine running there. Just beautiful.

    • Mary December 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

      It does seem like an amazingly beautiful city! I hope I get there!

  3. Peggy Tee December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Not sure if I would go for a run in Venice – it’s pretty tight and cramped in some quarters, though if you were out early the only people you would run into would be the street sweepers and council workers potentially laying out the boards of acqua alta (floods)… you are right though, the best way to explore Venice is to just chuck that map out of the window and get properly lost in the winding streets.


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