Italy 2 October: Pascarosa-Ostuni - Torre a Mare

Welcome to Italy

Welcome to Italy!

...our first impressions from the region of Puglia...

...our hosts....

...we started the last stretch of our European Peace Run 2016 symbolically at a Peace Shrine in Pascarosa, a small community near Ostuni...

...after lighting the torch we offered a prayer for Peace...

Thank you for hosting our team!

...two years ago we planted a peace tree at this location - it is doing very well...

...runners from the CSI (Centro Sportivo Italiano) joined in and together we symbolically took the first steps in Italy...

...running from Pascarosa to Ostuni through the most scenic countryside of Puglia...

...ancient olive trees and old stone walls everywhere...

..a "Trullo" - a typical building in the region: made entirely of stones. The cones are real landmarks, visible from long distances...

...we arrived in Ostuni...

...a group of children awaited us eagerly...

..the mayor of Ostuni welcomed us with kind words...

...we started the run through Ostuni...

...the final steps...

...a joyful meeting at the main square...

...nice singing...

...time for group pictures...

Thank you Ostuni for the heartfelt welcome!

...back on the road...

...we followed the coast and discovered countless picturesque places...

...and we discovered Italian chocolate...

...we ended our today's run in Torre a Mare...