• Short Summary

    The Italian vacation craze can be easily observed in a city like Rome where, in August, hordes of Romans pour out of the city, clogging highways and jamming trains, predominantly those headed south, and railway stations.

  • Description

    The Italian vacation craze can be easily observed in a city like Rome where, in August, hordes of Romans pour out of the city, clogging highways and jamming trains, predominantly those headed south, and railway stations. Often during this month, the city appears deserted and perhaps for the only time during the year city traffic keeps moving and parking spaces are almost, although not quite, abundant. The city in invaded by tourists from other parts of the continent and from abroad and often outnumber Romans in night spots and restaurants where foreign language menus suddenly blossom. The Romans who do remain "in citta" are, to a large degree, in the lower income group. They and the others who remain behind for work reasons flock to the beaches (like nearby Ostia) every weekend creating some of the Sunday traffic for which this city has become famous.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA61D6R9DLK6H9B7E47FE0W71Z9
    Media URN:
    VLVA61D6R9DLK6H9B7E47FE0W71Z9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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