PEACE RUN

Italy 19 November: Gioia del Colle - Crispiano

From Gioia del Colle to Crispiano

After the breakfast and the morning briefing we greeted the owner of our Bead and Breakfast, a beautiful "masseria". A masseria is a large farm complex to house not only the landowners, but also the peasants who tended the crops and farm animals.

Our Vice President Ninja style...

Varunavi's smile shines like the morning Sun

Rathya on the road for the first run of the day.

The famous wineyards of Apulia in their autumn splendor

Rathya and Maralika, husband and wife along life's peace road.

Vaibhava our official photographer meditating before starting his part of the relay in a beautiful countryside road, with olive trees and a wall of stones in the background: two distinctive elements of Apulia landscape.

Varunavi now is your turn!

A Trullo, an round stone building type made with conical roof and without mortar. Trullo buildings are one of the most renown icons of Apulia.

Nature and human's activity created a paradise in Apulia.

Sharing kindness with a local farmer lady.

A little Apulia Dakar style

A mysterious monument for Peace along our way to Crispiano.

The "Corbezzolo" the mediterrean colorful fruit.

Finally we arrived in Crispiano.

Andrea is our powerful member of our team.
Andrea is the two-time winner of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Miles race, the longest race in the world.



Peace Run special guest in the theater of Crispiano.

Andrea Bianco the athlete that run with the torch of the Olympics of Rome 1960.

An amazing perfomance of a Laura Pausini's Peace song.

The Peace award

Old and new friends of Peace Run share the Peace torch. Many many thanks again to the Association "I Colori per la Pace" and to the city of Crispiano for inviting me to be part of this rich and joyful peace program.

Always grateful to Assessore Aurora Bagnalasta and to Crispiano's Mayor for the amazing support for Peace Run.

From left: Dale the artist the holds the world guinenss record of the longest artwork (for peace), Mario Gallo from the associazione I Colori per la Pace di Sant'Anna di Stazzema and Andrea Marcato.

Sharing the torches...
Aldo Bianchi was one of the runner that carried the torch for Rome 1960 Olympic Games.

We were thrilled to hold the original Olympic torch what a surprise!

The Olympic torch across generations.
Aldo Bianchi in the 60' was running 100 meters in 11 sec., Andrea Marcato ran 3100 miles in 42 days, 17 hours, 38 minutes and 38 seconds.

A journey through time: Mayor of the Apulian city of Taranto, passes the torch to the runner that will resume the torch's journey to Rome.

Lunch break

Memento Mori, a latin expression that influenced the Christianity from middle age.

Back in the theater for the afternoon program with children

Respect...

Sharing Peace Light among children.

Introducing the book "Peace Blossom Fragrance" written by Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy.

The Mayor of Crispiano, Luca Lopomo showing the special Peace gift from Peace Run.

Expressing the vision of Peace.

The student's beautiful artworks about Peace were awarded.

Varunavi with the representatives of Peace Run friends of the community of Perù.

The artist Dale, our "Peace Brother".

The magic atmosphere of main square of Crispiano.

A special pasta to celebrate a special day is a perfect end to a memorable day.