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September 18, 2023

Corri la Vita 2023

Sunday 24 September a day of sports and free visits to art venues throughout the city

It is Leonardo Fabbri, silver medallist in the shot put at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest 2023, who kicks off the 21st edition of Corri la Vita, which takes place in the Tuscan capital on Sunday 24 September. The event, an appointment that combines sport, culture and solidarity, one of the most eagerly awaited and participated in in Tuscany, finally returns to the centre of Florence, from the Cascine Park to the finish line in Piazza della Signoria, where more than 30,000 people are expected to support the fund-raising for projects dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer.

Among the objectives of the new edition is to support an important project of the Institute for the study, prevention and oncological network (ISPRO) of the Regional Health Service, aimed at further promoting the culture of oncological prevention. In addition, it is intended to promote awareness and user awareness, not only on the subject of secondary prevention (institutional screening), but also on primary prevention (lifestyles and health education, as fundamental tools in the fight against oncological pathologies). Support will also be given, as every year, to the activities of the Ce.Ri.On. Ispro-Lilt Oncological Rehabilitation Centre located at Villa delle Rose; SenoNetwork, the portal that brings together all the Italian Breast Units and File Fondazione Italiana di Leniterapia Onlus.

Piazza della Signoria

"We are very happy that the XXI edition of the event can finally be run again in the entire historic centre of Florence," Bona Frescobaldi, President of the CORRI LA VITA Onlus Association. "The start will be from Viale Lincoln in the Cascine Park and the finish will be in Piazza della Signoria, where many guests will be waiting for our supporters and it will be, as always, a great party for the thousands of people expected".

In the morning, a stage is set up along the Arno in the Viale Lincoln area of the Cascine Park to kick off CORRI LA VITA, and then the friends and testimonials of the event will meet in Piazza della Signoria when the runners arrive. Among the guests expected on stage, welcomed by the historic presenter Eva Edili, flanked by Luca Calvani: Gaia Nanni, Paolo Vallesi, Adriana Volpe, Safiria Leccese, Vito Mollica, Gianfranco Monti, Lorenzo Baglioni, Large Street Band, Mara Santangelo.

Corri la Vita

Participants will be able to choose between two new routes of varying degrees of difficulty - one dedicated to those who want to run and a second for those who prefer to enjoy the cultural sights along the way. Both will wind through unprecedented scenery and breathtaking views designed specifically to enjoy the unique beauty of Florence.

The first route of approximately 10.3 km will follow this itinerary: Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Ponte alla Vittoria, Piazza Gaddi, Via della Fonderia, Lungarno Santa Rosa, Lungarno Soderini, Piazza Sauro, Via dei Serragli, Via Sant'Agostino, Via Mazzetta, Piazza San Felice, Via Romana, Piazzale di Porta Romana, Viale Machiavelli, Via Schiaparelli, Via San Leonardo, Porta San Giorgio, Costa San Giorgio, Costa Scarpuccia, Via de' Bardi, Piazza dei Mozzi, Via San Niccolò, Via San Miniato, Porta San Miniato, Via dei Bastioni, Via Ser Ventura Monachi, Via della Fornace, Lungarno Cellini, Lungarno Serristori, Ponte alle Grazie, Piazza Cavalleggeri, Via dei Neri, Via dei Leoni, Piazza san Firenze, Via del Proconsolo, Piazza Domo, Piazza San Giovanni, Via Roma, Piazza della Repubblica, Via Calimala, Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, Via Vacchereccia, Piazza della Signoria.

The second itinerary of approximately 5.2 km, from the Cascine park to Piazza della Signoria via the Oltrarno, will be studded with a series of cultural stops with special openings selected by the cultural association Firenze Città Nascosta, which, with its volunteer art historians, will let participants discover gardens, courtyards and palaces usually closed to the public such as Palazzo Viviani della Robbia and the Malenchini garden, or little-known museum collections such as the Fondazione Salvatore Romano, which opens for the first time this year.

Cultural destinations open for the occasion along the route of the walk:

  • Casa Capponi, headquarters of the Guardia di Finanza Lungarno Soderini, 15 - from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Palazzo Capponi, headquarters of the Italian Red Cross Borgo San Frediano, 12 - from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Church of Santa Monaca Via Santa Monaca, 6 - from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Salvatore Romano Foundation Piazza Santo Spirito, 29 d- at 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Palazzo Franceschi Salvadori ex Dragomanni Via Guicciardini, 13 - from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Horne Museum Viadei Benci, 6 - from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m. (the history of the Palace and the Foundation will be explained in the courtyard and it will be possible to come back on another day taking advantage of the reduced entrance fee to do the full tour of the Museum)

  • Giardino Malenchini Via de' Benci, 1 - from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Rowing Society of Florence Piazza Mentana, Porticciolo slip: tour of the historical headquarters from 9.15 am to 6 pm (free access without reservation); possibility to have a rowing test aboard the Dragon Boats, by reservation only by calling 353 4592534, starting September 4: 10 people per boat every hour from 9 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm.

  • Cathedral of the Image, Inside Banksy immersive exhibition - Piazza di Santo Stefano, 5 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission 7 p.m.)

  • Palazzo Viviani della Robbia Via Tornabuoni, 15 - from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni Piazza Santa Trinita, 1 - from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Palazzo delle Poste e Telegrafi via Pellicceria, 3 - from 9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Museums and venues open for free during the day:

1. Gucci Garden
Piazza della Signoria, 10 - 50122 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last admission scheduled for 8:30 p.m.)
Free admission to the Gucci Visions exhibition, Piazza della Signoria 10 upon reservation at

2. Stibbert Museum
Via Federico Stibbert, 26 - 50134 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission)

3. Galileo Museum
Piazza dei Giudici, 1 - 50122 Florence (FI)
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission at 5:30 p.m.)
100 free admissions
Access allowed by reservation to be made by phone at 055 265311 by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023

4. Marino Marini Museum
Piazza San Pancrazio - 50123 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.)

5. Opera Di Santa Croce
Piazza Santa Croce, 16 - 50122 Florence (FI) - Entrance from Largo Bargellini, official entrance to the monumental complex. 12:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.).
130 free entrances (10 people each time slot) reserved for members by making reservations on the monument complex's online ticket office at until Sept. 24, half an hour before the last entrance:
- each participant will only be able to make one reservation under his or her own name;
- at the entrance, participants can indifferently show their reservation in paper or digital form.

6. Science and Technology Foundation
Via Giuseppe Giusti, 29 - 50121 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entrance at 5 p.m.)

7. Cenacle of Andrea Del Sarto at San Salvi
Via di San Salvi, 16 - 50135 Florence (FI)
8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission at 5:30 p.m.)

8. Cathedral of the Image - Inside Banksy immersive exhibition
Piazza di Santo Stefano, 5 - 50122 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entrance at 7 p.m.)

9. Museo degli Innocenti
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 12, 13 - 50122 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.)
Free admission for the museum only, excluding the Steve McCurry exhibition

10. Botanical Garden
Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 3 - 50121 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.)

11. Medici Riccardi Palace
Via Cavour n.1, (museum entrance from n.3) - 50121 Florence (FI)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with last admission at 5:45 p.m.; free admission within the limits of available seats (10 people every 15 minutes), reservations recommended by email to from Sept. 4 to Sept. 22 by 2 p.m.

12. HZERO Museum
Piazza degli Ottaviani, 2 - 50123 Florence (FI)
Free admission from 12 to 4 p.m.

13. Il Conventino Literary Café
Via Giano della Bella, 20 - 50124 Florence (FI)
Discovery tours of the Conventino outside the walls among history, crafts and literature.
Morning: 11 a.m. and 12 noon
Afternoon: 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Duration: about 30 minutes.
By reservation at the following link:

14. Florence Rowing Society
Mentana Square, Porticciolo slip.
- tour of the historical headquarters from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. (free access without reservation);
- opportunity to take a trial rowing on board the Dragon Boats, by reservation only by calling 353 4592534, starting Sept. 4: 10 people per boat each hour from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

15. Museo Casa Di Dante
Via Santa Margherita, 1 - 50122 Florence (FI)
Access at 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
5 people every 30 minutes
Reservations to be made by emailing the museum's reservation office ( by Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1 p.m.

16. Ximenian Observatory
Via Borgo San Lorenzo 26 - 50123 Florence (fi)
Three visits at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with a maximum of 25 people per group. By reservation only by sending an email to from Sept. 1 to 22

17. Museum of the Old Palace
Piazza della Signoria - 50122 Florence (FI)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.)
Free admission to the museum only, excluding the patrol walkway and the Tower of Arnolfo

18. Museum of Santa Maria Novella
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18 or Piazza Stazione 4 - 50123 Florence (FI)
1 to 5:30 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

19. Museo Novecento
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 10 - 50123 Florence (FI)
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission 7 p.m.)

20. Forte di Belvedere
Via di S. Leonardo, 1 - 50125 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission 7 p.m.). Possibility to visit the exhibition "Nico Vascellari. Melma" within the limits of available places

21. Museum of Cycling Gino Bartali
Via Chiantigiana, 177 - 50126 Florence (FI)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission 3 p.m.)

22. Bardini Museum
Via dei Renai, 37 - 50125 Florence (FI)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4 p.m.)

23. Fire Wagon Depot (the Brindellone)
Via il Prato 48 - 50123 Florence (Fi)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For those who want to help the project but cannot participate in person, the official t-shirt is delivered free of charge throughout Italy: it is sufficient to make a minimum donation of 10 euros + 1 euro for booking directly from the event website The hashtag for this specific initiative is #corrilavitainitalia.

T-shirts will be available until Sept. 23 and while supplies last at:

LILT Florence Viale D. Giannotti, 23
Firenze Marathon Viale Fanti, 2
L'Isolotto dello Sport Via dell'Argingrosso, 69 A/B
Ottica Fontani Viale Filippo Strozzi, 18
Universo Sport Via Masaccio, 201
Universo Sport Via Sandro Pertini, 36 / Viale Guidoni
Game 7 Athletics Piazza Duomo, 6/r
Game 7 Athletics / I Gigli Via San Quirico, 165
Mercato Centrale Piazza del Mercato Centrale, ground floor

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