Italy 5 October: Napoli - Caserta

party time in Italy

Great opening day in Napoli: the association "Maestri di Strada" gave us once more a great welcome, after the wonderful experience of the evening before, the best enthusiasm-breakfast to fuel of joy and energy our day!

...Running in with Vesuvio in the background...

...Children from several local schools awaited us at Parco Massimo Troisi...

...All togheter with the Peace Run torch for a a wonderful group photo. Thank you "Maestri di Stada" for the enthusiasm!

...running once around the park...

...we kept running and proceeded to the city hall of Napoli...

...as we reached the "Piazza Municipale", over 1000 kids awaited us eagerly!

Luigi de Magistris, the Mayor of Napoli, received the peace torch...

...he passed it on to the children...

...together we all walked through the pedestrian area towards the city hall...

A huge crowd gathered in front of the city hall. A highly professional children choir from the Opera House Teatro San Carlo of Napoli directed by Stefania Rinaldi and the Orchestra of Liceo Margherita di Savoia directed by Antonella Palazzo, performed an arrangement of the Peace Run Song, the World Harmony Run Song, the Bernstein composition " One hand, one heart", arranged by professor Bruno Persico and Preludio in sol minore Op. 23 n. 5 of Rachmaninoff arranged by professor Maria Teresa Fico and Giovanni Grima.

..., our Master of Ceremony...

...the city hall was gently decorated...

...the orchestra...

The warm speech of deputy mayor Raffaele Del Giudice

The "Assessore" of education Annamaria Palmieri

Thank you for the entusiasm and the unending committment of our friend Professor Angelo Greco of Liceo Margherita di Savoia.

Thanks for the generous work of the School Director of the "Mazzini Institute" Professor Gianfranco Sanna and of his willing students who with devotion contributed to the work of the civil protection.

Thanks to precious help from the theatre San Carlo, to the director Ms. Rosanna Purchia and the honourable contribution of Ms. Emanuela Spedaliere.

Thanks to the special work of Stefania Rinaldi, director of white voices chorus of theatre of San Carlo, who directed her chorists for an execellent performance of the official anthem of Peace Run

Thanks little Eleonora, because you have given us heartfull words. ....."Peace is a wonderful thing, .......people sing, people laugh, no one is silent. ....All the people would be happy if they listened to this little writer".

A delegation of "the corps diplomatique of Napolis" represented by dott. Mariano Bruno Consul of Monaco.

...it was an excellent entertaining 2-hour program by many schools from Napoli!

...Napoli is the birthplace of Pizza!

...a Pizza party

...runners from "Atletica Caivano" met us and together we continued...

Caivano was ready for the Peace Run!

Heading for the school...

The Istituto Morano of Caivano welcomed us in a big way!

All school was engaged for the ceremony.

We lit a peace beacon...

Receiving the sweetest gift: a delicious cake and... capcakes too!

The school had a special project about recycling waste materials to welcome the Peace Run as an exercise to promote a positive spirit that can transform problems (the area suffers from a diffuse illegal abandonment of toxic waste) into solutions.

A wonderful wedding dress! All made by recycled used paper! Designed by the two students on the left and right of the model.

We presented the Peace Run on stage...

The Principle Eugenia Carfora received the torch. Thank you for the great organisation! That generated one of the most memorable Peace Run event of Ever!

The Peace Run Cake!

Thank you Caivano for the enthusiastic meeting!

We ended our day at the king's castle in Caserta....