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SIOF 2020

Competition nameSIOF 2020
Start date20200417
End date20200419
CountryItaly
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityGROTTAGLIE ( Taranto )
Club/organizerASD C.A. SPORTLEADER - Sandro Passante
Region of countryPuglia
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+39 3386548124
Contact postal addressVia M.L. King, 21 73018 Squinzano
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions2 km
Latest entry date13.04.2020
Entry fee (Euro)5-12
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)60
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)3
Event descriptionSIOF 2020 will consist of three competitions. Friday 17th April is regional sprint race "Graves of Grottaglie"; Sathurday 18th April is Italian Cup middle at Pineta Frantella (Grottaglie); Sunday 19th April is Italian Championship Sprint Relay at Grottaglie.
Terrain descriptionUrban sprint distance races in the historical Grottaglie town center, itself characterized by winding alleys and low-cellinged houses. Surrounding the lovely center, is the pottery district, a creative place, where sophisticated terracotta works are produced. The terrain of middle distance is characterized, in the first part, by the presence of a grove whith pine trees; in the second part,the karsic terrain, mostly rocky, is characterizedby the presence of imposing tufa rock monoliths, remains of quarries and an open-air theater.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Take a walk around the pottery district, visit the Episcopio Castle, inside which there is the Ceramics Museum, with interesting archaeological and contemporary ceramic pieces. Taranto, the ancient capital of the Greek Empire, is only 15 minutes away. A swing bridge divides the Old Town from the New Town, which lies on an island. One of the most important National Archaeological Museums in Italy is the Marta Museum. Here do not miss the outstanding collection of goldsmith's,"Ori di Taranto".
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