Italy 16 March: Porto Sant'Elpidio - Ancona

The Doric city welcomes us

Calorosa accoglienza dalla città dorica

Our friend and guest Licia Caprara came all the way from her home town, Lanciano, to participate in the run. She met us last year and enthusiastically asked to participate.
She run with us the whole day (including the unforgiving Conero uphills...) and enjoyed her time with the Peace Torch.

The group powering up the hill!

The war memorial, also known simply as "Monumento" of Ancona.

A big "Thank you" to Leonardo Boldrini for his help and enthusiasm for everything about peace.

Kids from the "Maria Montessori" primary school learning about the torch. In the question and answer session that followed, the young children proved to be quite confident with the theme of peace. Their enthusiastic partecipation was the best reward for our work.

A teacher of the school receiving our map, as a token of appreciation.

Deputy mayor for education, Tiziana Borini. Her support was crucial for making the Peace Run in Ancona an experience that we will treasure and carry with us.

A special thank goes to "Università per la pace" (university of peace) of Ancona represented by Mario Busti, the president, and Davide Guidi. The University of Peace helped us tremendously in making the Peace Run in Ancona a remarkable event.

President of regional Council of Marche Mastrovincenzo, welcomes the torch, stating that peace has to be built day after day, adding that peace means also welcoming, solidarity and legality.

...and finally the team gathers for a home cooked dinner. Our chef is Antonietta that, with her cheerful work and patience, kept us fed end energic for three days.
Thank you Antonietta and Giuseppe!