Corri la Vita 2022
Sunday 2 October a day of sports and free visits to art venues throughout the city
Corri la Vita turns twenty and celebrates in the Tuscan capital on Sunday 2 October, opening the city's initiatives scheduled for Pinktober, the month dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer.
Kicking off the event - which combines sport, culture and solidarity - is Cesare Prandelli, former Fiorentina coach and former Italy national football team coach. The event, one of the most eagerly awaited and attended events in Tuscany, aims to promote fundraising for projects dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer to help women through prevention, shorter waiting lists and psychological support. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Corri la Vita, on Saturday 1 October the Municipality of Florence decided to light up the city gates in green, like the colour of the 2022 jersey.
"It will be a twentieth edition full of surprises," says Bona Frescobaldi, President of the CORRI LA VITA Onlus Association, "which will see on stage personalities from the world of entertainment and many friends who have been supporting our activities for twenty years and who, even in the most difficult times, have always been at our side with their generosity and attention, bearing witness to their solidarity in deeds and with an ever-growing enthusiasm".
From the early morning, the stage set up along the Arno in the spaces of Viale Lincoln, in the Parco delle Cascine, will be animated by friends and 20 testimonials of Corri la Vita, who will interact with the public and will also be connected throughout the day via the event's official channels.
The organisation of CORRI LA VITA has designed two new routes with varying degrees of difficulty: a first route of approximately 10.5 km. Departure: 9.15 a.m. from Piazza Vittorio Veneto. The second route of approximately 6.2 km will be studded with a series of cultural stages and will also cross part of the Oltrarno and then return to the starting point via Ponte Vecchio. The arrival is for both in Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
Sunday 2 October is a great day of solidarity, sport and culture: as per tradition, participants - who will have previously registered on the site www.corrilavita.it - will have the opportunity to visit exhibitions and museums in Florence free of charge throughout the day, simply by wearing the Corri la Vita 2022 jersey or showing the receipt of the donation made. The initiative is organised by Città Nascosta.
Free cultural destinations provided for walk participants:
1. Granaio dell'Abbondanza, Piazza del Cestello n.10
2. Garden of Palazzo Antinori di Brindisi, Via dei Serragli n.9
3. Cloister and refectory of the former Convent of San Pier Martire in San Felice, Piazza San Felice n.6
4. Gipsoteca del liceo Artistico di Porta Romana, piazzale Porta Romana n.9
5. Altana and first floor Palazzo Temple Leader, Piazza Pitti n.15
6. Società Canottieri Firenze, lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici n.8
7. Palagio di Parte Guelfa, piazza della Parte Guelfa n.1
8. Ferragamo Museum, Piazza di Santa Trinita n.5r (open from 10.30 am)
9. Former San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, Borgognissanti n.20
Places open free of charge during the day, by showing up with the green T-shirt of the current edition or with a regular certificate of registration to the event:
1. Il Conventino Caffè Letterario, via Giano della Bella 20 20 (open from 9am to 11pm, guided tours of the complex and workshops at the following times: 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm by appointment at https://forms.gle/CecvRTVXYYs8DmPq8)
2. Science and Technology Foundation, via Giuseppe Giusti 29 (possibility to take part in two Planetarium activities with an operator: 2pm and 3.30pm, max 49 people for each time slot, booking on 055 2343723 Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm)
3. Palazzo Strozzi, exhibition "Olafur Eliasson. Nel tuo tempo", Piazza Strozzi (free admission in the afternoon from 3pm to 7pm, no booking required)
4. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, via Cavour 3 (h. 9am-7pm, last entrance at 6pm; to avoid waiting times at the entrance, booking recommended, within the limits of available places, by sending an email to email@example.com from 16 September to 29 September by 2pm)
5. Museo Galileo Galilei, piazza dei Giudici 1 (h. 9:30-18, free admission for max. 100 participants by booking by phone at 055 265311, by 5 pm on 23 September)
6. Museo Marino Marini, piazza San Pancrazio (h. 10am-7pm, last entrance at 6pm)
7. Stibbert Museum, via Federico Stibbert 26 (h. 10am-6pm, last entrance at 5pm)
8. Ferragamo Museum, Piazza Santa Trinita 5r (h. 10.30am-7.30pm, last admission at 6.30pm)
9. Museo Novecento, piazza di Santa Maria Novella 10 (h. 11am-8pm, last admission at 7pm; to avoid waiting times at the entrance, booking recommended, subject to availability, by contacting the call centre 055 2768558 from 16 to 29 September morning, during the hours 9:30am-1pm/14pm-5pm Monday to Saturday and 9:30am-12:30pm on Sundays)
10. Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria (h. 9am-7pm, last entrance at 6pm; free entrance to the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, the Torre di Arnolfo is not included in the tour; to avoid waiting times at the entrance, booking recommended, subject to availability, by contacting the call centre 055 2768558 from 16 to 29 September morning, 9.30am-1pm/2pm-5pm from Monday to Saturday and 9.30am-12.30pm on Sundays)
11. Museo Bardini, via dei Renai 37 (h. 11am-5pm, last entrance at 4pm; to avoid waiting times at the entrance, booking recommended, subject to availability, by contacting the call centre 055 2768558 from 16 to 29 September morning, 9.30am-1pm/2pm-5pm Monday to Saturday and 9.30am-12.30pm on Sundays)
12. Complesso di Santa Maria Novella, piazza della Stazione 4 or piazza Santa Maria Novella, (1.00-3.00 pm; to avoid waiting times at the entrance, booking recommended, subject to availability, by contacting call centre 055 2768558 from 16 to 29 September morning, 9.30am-1.30pm/2pm-5pm Monday to Saturday and 9.30am-12.30pm on Sundays. Reservations can only be made from Piazza della Stazione 4)
13. Forte Belvedere, via di San Leonardo 1 (h. 10am-7pm, last entrance at 6pm. Free entrance to the exterior of the Forte, not to the current exhibition)
14. Museo Gino Bartali, via Chiantigiana 177 (h. 10am-4pm, last admission at 3pm)
15. HZero, Piazza degli Ottaviani 2 (h. 12-16, https://www.hzero.com)
16. Gucci Garden Archetypes exhibition, Piazza della Signoria 10 (h. 9am-8pm, free admission by booking at firstname.lastname@example.org)
17. Museo degli Innocenti, piazza della Santissima Annunziata 13 (h. 11am-6pm, last admission at 5.30pm; free admission to the museum's permanent collection and reduced admission to the "Bonelli Story" exhibition)
18. Complesso di Santa Croce, piazza Santa Croce 16 (The Opera di Santa Croce is providing 130 free tickets for event participants. You must book your ticket online, by registering on the https://ticka.santacroceopera.it/ portal and entering the promotional code CV22. You will then be able to view the date of the event and the tickets available for each time slot. The visit times that can be booked online are between 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm. Once you have chosen the time slot and finalised your purchase free of charge by uploading your ticket to the shopping cart, you will receive an e-mail with a pdf of the ticket attached; only one ticket can be booked at a time, which must be presented at the entrance in a printed version or on your device. Participants are invited to respect the selected time)
19. Museo Casa di Dante, via Santa Margherita 1 (h. 1:30-6 pm; last entrance at 5:30 pm; 5 places available every half hour upon reservation by e-mail to email@example.com Saturday 1 October at 1 pm)