The Dalai Lama will visit Italy and Germany in February 2009. He will visit Rome on February 8th 2009 at the invitation of the Mayor of Rome Mr, Gianni Alemanno . The City of Rome will present the Tibetan leader Rome's Honorary Citizenship - the biggest aware by the city of Rome.
Then on February 10th Morning the Dalai Lama will visit Venice. The City of Venice will honor the Tibetan leader with the Honorary Citizenship award. From Venice the Dalai Lama will visit Baden Baden in Germany to accept German Media Award. The "German Media Prize " has since 1992 honored outstanding personalities "for their exceptional contribution and commitment to shaping a more peaceful and socially just world".