Italy 4 October: Pompei - Napoli

greetings from Vesuvio

We started our day in Pompei. This time Pompei had more luck: Vesuvio greeted the Peace Run!

As we arrived at the main square of Pompei, a large crowd awaited us.

His Eminence, Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompei, welcomed our team with kind words.

Behind His Eminence the Archbishop Tommaso Caputo, Mr. Giuseppe Acanfora, president of ASD Movimento Sportivo Bartolo Longo of Pompei, who helped us immensely in Pompei and Napoli.

...the kids did very well in the country guessing game...

His Eminence lighted the torch...

...and passed it on to the children...

Thank you Pompei for the heartfelt meeting!

Local runners from "Atletica Scafati" carried the torch out of Pompei...

...along the coast...

A big "Thank You" to the police in Italy!

...as we arrived in Torre del Greco, a teacher joined in and led us to her school...

..."Liceo Gaetano de Bottis" was ready for the Peace Run!

...an enthusiastic welcome...

...the principal received the torch...

Thank you Torre del Greco for the great welcome!

...the scenic coastline in the golf of Napoli....

Cesare Moreno, President of "Maestri di Strada" and Dr. Rino Onza, President of "Podistica il Laghetto".

...running into Napoli...

Centro Asterix welcomed our team! We met the "Maestri di Strada" - the teachers of the road...

...this organisation very successfully helps students who drop out of school...

...we received selfmade t-shirts..

Later on we enjoyed an outstanding dinner together. Thank you for the hospitality!

The sun set in Napoli. Thank you all for the great day!