Various shots of scenes in Italian villages, including aerial shots of mountains in Calabria.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Title reads: "Incanto di Erice". (This item is mute). 1955?
LS Italian village on hillside. Village cobbled steps leading up to houses. MS Two elderly Italian women in black headscarves, at a grill in a wooden door. CU One woman appears to put money in a purse and it disappears inside, possibly a monastery. MS Two women seated at grill. A village street. Women working looms, winding wool onto a spindle, weaving carpets and trimming the threads. Young girls fold the carpets. The long carpet is unfurled to dry in the sun. Pan from carpet to painter, painting a watercolour of the scene. (3 shots). LS Three tourists walk away from camera down a quiet street. LS A fortress in the rocky landscape. LS Tourist takes photo of two women with coastline in background.
Italian newsreel item. Title reads: "Francisci Vince La Milano-Taranto"
Graphic of map of mountainous area, reads "Regia. Remigio del Grosso". Aerial views of barren mountainous landscape. Aerial view, of town in mountainous area, Camigliatello ?, Santa Severino ?, San Giovanni i Fiore ? in Calabria. Street scenes in mountain village with wooden houses, with donkeys carrying produce, cobbled streets, older people and children in the streets. Scene in small holding or farmstead, with young woman hanging out clothes, a foal grazing, old men resting. (Item breaks off here before the end).
Note: Italian commentary on second item above.