There is a long historic tradition of racecourses in Tuscany, let’s realize together where you can find them.
Racecourse in Pisa
Address: Viale delle Cascine 153, 56122 Pisa
Phone: +39 050 52611
Fax: +39 050
The Pisa Racecourse is posotioned inside the San Rossore Park, about 2 km from the city centre. Leopold II of Lorraine established the racing track of San Rossore (called Prato degli Escoli) in 1829. The most celebrated race that takes place on this track is the Premio di Pisa. The annular track in the grass is 1,610 meters. The racecourse has two grandstands: one uncovered and another one covered. The amplitude is about 10,000 seats. There are also a restaurant, four bars, a playground, a nursery, the ATM and a spacious car park.
[Photo Ctredits: pasma]
Racecourse in Livorno
Ippodromo Caprilli – Livorno
Address: Via dei Pensieri 46 – 57128 Livorno (LI)
Phone: +39 0586 814481 fax: +39 0586 814497
The Caprilli racecourse exist from back to 1894 and it is situated near the littoral, in the south part of the city, next to the stadium and the sports hall. It interests an area of 182,000 square meters assigned to the public, the racetracks, the space for training and the stables.
Racecourse in Montecatini
Address:Viale Cadorna, 30/B
51016 Montecatini Terme (PT)
Phone: +39 0572 92541
The racecourse is established in the south-west of the city and includes an area of 16.5 hectares, of which 1.68 is for public and 2.2 are for race, preparations and training tracks. The stable area offers 468 boxes, saddle rooms, barns, farrieries, an indoor training cavalcade ring, a veterinary clinic with count lab, separation boxes, employees accommodation and services, canteen, restaurant, coffee bar and private vehicle park.
Racecourse in Grosseto
Ippodromo Casalone di Grosseto
Address: Via Aurelia Antica, 35 – 58100 – Grosseto (GR)
Tel: +39 0564 24214 – +39 0564 24241 / +39 0564 20237 fax: +39 0564 20237
The racecourse was inaugurated in 1925 to encounter the growing attraction of the citizenship of Grosseto for horse riding and horse races. It is positioned in the southern environs of the town of Grosseto, in Principina a Mare. The spectators’ area, the racetracks, the cross-training and the stables are disposed on an area of 210,000 square meters. The racecourse has enlightenment for executing night racing. There are 10,000 places for the public; the grandstand has a amplitude of 1,500 seats.
[Photo Credits: Nicola Albertini]
Racecourse in Follonica
Ippodromo dei Pini di Follonica (GR)
Address: Via Massetana, 2 – 58022 – Follonica (GR)
Phone: +39 0566 58650 fax: +39 0566 58651
Email: [email protected]
The racecourse of Follonica is situated in the centre of the town and absorbes an area of 90,000 square meters distributed into the public, the racetrack, the training and the stables. The racecourse is furnished for effecting out night racing. The dimensions is for 8,000 spectators and the public has 2,200 seats.
Racecourse in Florence
Florence has 2 racecourses: one is Le Cascine and one is Le Mulina, closed in 2012.
Ippodromo Le Cascine di Firenze
Address: Viale Visarno, 16 – 50144 Firenze
Phone: +39 055.4226076 Fax: +39 055.411094
The racecourse of the city of Florence at Le Cascine is also recognized as “Ippodromo del Visarno” and invests an area of 233,000 square meters: there is accomodation for the public, for racing and training, for stables. The racecourse can entertainer up to 15,000-seated viewers.
Le Muline was a different example of racecourse in Florence and it was assigned to the trot. In 2012 closed in order to trnfrt the park to the municipality of Florence.
[Photo Credits: Aldo Cavini Benedetti]
Racecourse in Siena
Ippodromo Pian delle Fornaci di Siena
Address: Strada Statale Ponente 73 – 53010 Costalpino (SI)
Phone: +39 0577 394347 Fax: +39 0577 394071
The racecourse is easy to access from the exit of the motorway (exit Porta San Marco). From this point, consider the signs conducting towards Costalpino – Follonica – Grosseto (without going in the direction of Siena). Continue for 2 miles and the racecourse is on the left.