Verdi Marathon – Salsomaggiore-Busseto
On Sunday, February 2021 a marathon through Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplaces.
The Sojasun Verdi Marathon, international marathon that runs through Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplaces, returns for its 24th edition on Sunday of late February 2021.
The competition starts from Salsomaggiore, passes Fidenza and Fontanellato (half marathon), continues to Soragna and Roncole Verdi, and ends in Busseto’s Giuseppe Verdi Square, right under the statue of the Maestro.
The Verdi Marathon’s path twists and turns through historic towns and sites: Salsomaggiore, famous for its thermal springs, the castles of Fontanellato and Soragna, the Francigeno di Fidenza crossroad, and, naturally, the small district of Roncole Verdi, where Verdi himself was born.
Accompanying the runners along the 30 km race are Verdi’s immortal arie, played on loudspeakers scattered throughout the marathon’s route.
Half Marathon and a non-competitive Marathon, both on 10 km
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