Universiade: Basile to be torchbearer

Commissioner to receive it from Montevergine abbot

(ANSA) - Mercogliano (Avellino), June 22 - In a surprise move, Special Commissioner for the Naples Universiade 2019 Gianluca Basile will be carrying the torch for its arrival in the Campania region.
    Basile, the head of the Regional Agency for the Universiade (ARU), will be the first to carry the torch for about one kilometre, along the winding paths that lead to the Benedictine sanctuary. Basile, from Montemiletto, will be receiving the torch from Montevergine abbot Don Riccardo Guariglia. The torch will travel the roughly 20 kilometres between Montevergine, about 1,300 meters high on Mount Partenio, to Avellino, where it will travel about 2 kilometres on a city street to the government buildings.