Italy 23 May: Brescia - Verona

Into the Arena

Arriving at Tito Speri Primary School in Brescia

They sang the National Anthem very beautifully. They are learning 18 diffrenet National Anthems to reflect the cultural diversity within the school

Ungaretti Primary School in Brescia

Here there are 30 Italian students in a school of 300. Students come from the Phillipines, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan and many other countries

Runners from the local club meet us at Porta San Zeno in Verona and guide us all the way to Piazza Bra

Verona is preparing for Opera season

The famous Arena di Verona

Coro Adamus citta di Verona perform an arrangement of Sri Chinmoy's Peace Run songs

Head of Education, Alberto Benetti, representing the Mayor Mr Tosi holds the torch

He passes the torch to Prof. Annalisa Tiberio (Consulta giovanile) who works for the local Ministry of Education and is very active in promoting events for young people in the city and is very successful

Prof. Stefano Quaglia, Head of the local Ministry of Education, receives the torch

Representatives from the military show their commitment to Peace

We are invited to the nearby Circolo Ufficiale di Verona by Colonel Danny Cardone

This is inside Castel Vecchio – the prestigious fortress in the middle of Verona close to Arena di Verona

Students are preparing for a concert