From 25 June to 6 July annual trip of our children to Italy took place. Seven orphanage graduates visited Rome where they admired Coliseum and Pantheon, walked up a viewing platform of St. Angel’s Castle, painted en plein-air at the Villa Borgese park.

After we left Rome, we decorated walls of the basketball club Pala Angela in the city ofL’Aquila with paintings,

strolled around night streets of San-Stefano,

made friends with a wonderful hostess of our hotel, Amalia, and spent an unforgettable evening with horses on her brother’s farm.

In Lekko the young people visited their old friends who have been hosting them during their summer and winter holidays since 2009. We also visited a medieval town Bergamo.

We want to say THANK YOU to Michela Bolognani and Jiovanni Colonna, our friends Massimo and Vincenzo Vittorini, director of the basketball club Roberto and to all those who helped organize this fantastic journey!