• Short Summary

    VIA VENETO IN ROME, THE GLITTERING STREET WHERE LA DOLCE VITA WAS BORN, HAS BEEN CLOSED TO MOTOR CARS AT NIGHTS FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD OF A MONTH.

  • Description

    VIA VENETO IN ROME, THE GLITTERING STREET WHERE LA DOLCE VITA WAS BORN, HAS BEEN CLOSED TO MOTOR CARS AT NIGHTS FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD OF A MONTH.

    DURING THE DAY ROMAN MOTORISTS STILL JAM THE STREET, WITH ITS LINING OF LUXURY HOTELS AND TABLES SET ALONG THE PAVEMENT. BUT BETWEEN NINE P.M. AND FOUR A.M. THE NEON SIGNS AND CAFE SOCIETY ARE FOR PEDESTRIANS ONLY.

    THE TOURISTS AND THE RICH LOCALS CAN STROLL DOWN THE MIDDLE OF VIA VENETO BEFORE SETTLING DOWN TO AN EXPENSIVE MEAL, OR DROPPING IN TO WATCH AN EXTRAVAGANT FLOOR SHOW IN A NIGHT CLUB.

    IT'S ALL PART OF A ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT. THE CAMPAIGN HAS HAD AN OFFICIAL WELCOME FROM THE VATICAN, TOO. THE OFFICIAL VATICAN NEWSPAPER, OSSERVATORE ROMANO, THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA, AND SPOKE OF THE TRAGEDY OF DEATHS ON THE ROAD THAT WERE CAUSED BY IMPRUDENCE AND IRRESPONSIBILITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXM9JYT0PTAKROBFER50TGWDC
    Media URN:
    VLVAXM9JYT0PTAKROBFER50TGWDC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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