San Marino 17 March: Ancona - San Marino

Up to San Marino!

We start off the day in Ancona with a visit to the primary school "Antognini"

...and the kids are immediately into it!

We practice peace...

then we dance about peace...

and finally we share peace!

Thank you "Antognini" for this beautiful experience!

Our friend Leonardo leading the charge to the next appointment.

We start our visit to the tactile museum Omero. This is a special museum where, unlike many others, you can touch everything that is there. In this way you can enjoy art even without being able to see!

The presidente of Museo Omero, Aldo Grassini

During our visit we had the chance to visit an exhibition on Carlo Urbani. He was an Italian doctor and microbiologist and the first to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as a new and dangerously contagious viral disease. Although he became infected and died, his early warning to the World Health Organization (WHO) touched off a massive response that helped save the lives of millions of people around the world.

A cheerful family holds the torch while on our way to San Marino.

And finally we arrive in San Marino, one of the oldest republics in the world.

Our long time friends from the Gruppo Podistico Atletico San Marino join us.

We were following the "Trenino" trail which is a pedestrian route based on the path of an old railway line. You can see one of the galleries in the background.

On our way we visit the local Shinto temple, at Podere Lesignano.

The Guji of the temple (Francesco Brigante, far left) welcomes us and leads us in a short ritual dedicated to the sun. He also explained us that the shrine is built with wood pieces coming from an ancient temple in Japan. Our ideals of peace well match the shinto yearning for harmony and tolerance.

Almost there!

Our friend Libero leading the last steps into the main Square of San Marino.

In front of the Parliament, Mr. Guerrino Zanotti welcomes us. He is the ministry for the Home Office with delegation for peace.

Inside the parliament, were most of San Marino political life takes place

Some credit San Marino of having the most beautiful balcony in the world...