The Riviera del Brenta is ready to welcome the 35th Venicemarathon
Stra, Fiesso d'Artico, Dolo and Mira ready to applaud the passage of the marathon runners on Sunday 24 October

Venice, 13 October 2021 - The Riviera del Brenta is also waiting with great enthusiasm for the return in the presence of the Venicemarathon and its usual colorful and festive snake that for over 35 years has 'embraced' and greets the four municipalities that overlook the Brenta river, in a very suggestive and characteristic landscape setting, along which the protagonists are the Venetian villas built in the eighteenth century by Venetian nobles.

As per tradition, the departure is welcomed by the municipality of Stra and the start-line located right in front of Villa Pisani, now also the National Museum. For some years now, the Villa has also been exceptionally open on the morning of the competition to welcome athletes, thanks to the well-established collaboration with the Polo Museale del Veneto.

Around the third kilometer, the athletes meet Fiesso D’Artico, whose name comes from the Latin term "flexum", which is the curve that the Brenta forms in this stretch. Later the name Arctico was added, in honor of Angelo Maria Artico who devised the diversion of the river to protect the country from floods.

After Stra and Fiesso, you enter the municipality of Dolo, at the sixth kilometer. In this stretch, athletes traditionally receive warm encouragement as they pass through the historic center and in particular in front of the Church of San Rocco.

From the ninth kilometer, the athletes run in the municipality of Mira, the longest stretch encountered so far, with its ancient noble palaces such as Villa Widmann, Villa Venier Contarini, Villa Mocenigo and Villa Bon.

The Riviera del Brenta therefore represents an integral and essential part of Venicemarathon.

The start of the 35th Venicemarathon is scheduled for approximately 9.30 am, on Sunday 24 October, and as always it will be a great party for this area. In the meantime, registrations for the event are continuing at full speed.