Colourful celebration of St. Caterina da Siena in Sienna, Italy.
Various shots of the traditional celebration of St. Caterina da Siena at Siena showing participants in mediaeval costume. Various shots of the colourful procession bearing the flag of Rome to Siena where it will represent the capital at the celebration. Colourful procession moving through crowded narrow streets of Siena. Men with flags in procession. Various shots of men in mediaeval costume waving the flags they carry as they march through the narrow picturesque streets of Siena. MS. Pan from the top of the tower of the historic city hall (good shot), to a mass crowd gathered in forecourt below. CU. Pan from legs to head of a flag bearer showing his richly embroidered cloak and long haired wig. LS. The flag bearers parade in the forecourt performing tricks with their flags, mass crowd watching. MS. Cut in shot of Signor Gonella, Minister of Education, watching from a balcony and waving his trilby hat to the crowd. More shots of the procession and the flag bearers moving along square, mass crowd around.
Note - date in the old record 06/04/1947.