Italy 20 March: Mantova - Brescia

Making our way to Brescia

Our morning began with a visit to the Liceo scientifico e sportivo Belfiore in Mantova.

As sportsmen, the students did not fail to understand the social implications of sport, and its connection with peace-making.

Primary school Pomponazzo enthusiastically welcomed us!

Peace runners!

How high can you jump?

Back to school!

The kids prepared in occasion of the Peace Run some very nice artworks on peace.

Ciao, and see you next time!

The students of the secondary school "Maurizio Sacchi" greeted us in.

Peace hats...

Torch passing is always a favourite, even among teachers. Thank you for participating!

In Brescia we are welcomed by the "Corri x Brescia" association, which we gladly remember from last year visit.

The final step towards the city hall of Brescia.

Running with us a few symbolic steps also Mayor Emilio Del Bono.

Sport City Council Fabrizio Benzoni, which run with us all thw way from the outskirt of Brescia.

We are received in the beautiful Loggia palace.

Council President Laura Parenza and Education deputy mayor Roberta Morelli, along with Sport deputy mayor Fabrizio Benzoni, spoke very warm words of support and appreciation for the cause of promoting peace. They stressed the importance of personal effort and the need to educate the younger ones to a culture of peace. Council president Laura Parenza also remarked that Brescia is a very active city when it comes to peace, to the extent of having a festival for peace.

The running club Corri x Brescia invited us into the premises of their association and presented us with a nice t-shirt.
Their association organizes every Thursday training events where up to 700 people participate. This all takes place during winter to stay fit in the colder period of the year. The joint effort of 130 volunteers makes all this possible. Congratulations for your amazing team effort!