Italy 19 March: Rome - Rieti
Caput Mundi receives the Peace Torch
Caput Mundi - the Head of the World - receives the Peace Torch! Our team returned to Campidoglio, the City Hall of Rome.
What a view! This place is not open for the public. An amazing sight of the Forum Romanum, the ancient centre of Rome
We went to our accommodation for the night: the Franciscan Monastery near Rieti. Francesco di Assisi spent a long time here and wrote down the rules - la regula - of his Order.
One of the monks gave us a tour around the monastery and told us fascinating stories about the history of Francesco.
Our new friends of the community cooked for us. When Italians cook you better bring an empty stomache. There is lots to fill it! Thank you for the graet meal!
After the dinner we gave a presentation about the life of a Peace Runner to local members of the "Azione Cattolica".