"We met up with the rest of the family along the way," Daclon said . About 15 family members and friends accompanied Knox to Rome.
"She spent the night in a protected place. It was not a public place, in the area of Rome. Not a hotel as she would have been discovered immediately when she had to hand in her passport to be registered," he said.
Knox and her mother, Edda Mellas, stayed together while the rest of the family registered at a hotel. Daclon picked up Knox again this morning at 8:30 a.m. and headed for the airport.
Knox thanked Daclon in a letter released today.
"To hold my hand and offer the support and respect through the barriers and controversies of the Italians. There was the Italy USA Foundation, and many who have shared my pain and helped me to survive on hope," Knox wrote.
"I am forever grateful for their caring hospitality and their courageous efforts. Those who wrote to me, who defended me, who stayed close to me, who prayed for me. We are forever grateful. I love you. Amanda," the letter read.
"She told me that she has nothing against Italy and the Italians. She is just upset about the judicial mistake, but she has said she will come back to Italy," Daclon said she told him early today.
Knox and Sollecito were convicted in December 2009 of killing Knox's roommate Meredith Kercher in a 2007 attack that left the British exchange student partially nude and bleeding to death from a slashed throat. Sollecito was also acquitted of the murder.