Italian countryside and towns frozen and covered in snow.
Title reads 'Italia Sottozero'.
GV. A square in Italy covered with snow. MS. Through car windscreen, at gritting lorry. MS. Small dog in snow. GV. Marshalling yard covered in snow. MS. Road sweeper at work. Various shots of woman feeding hundreds of pigeons in square. MS. Old man shovelling snow into river. Reporter interviews him - natural sound, in Italian. Various shots of famous fountains with the jets frozen and icicles hanging. Street with cars and vans in snow, woman passing by, she is interviewed. Various shots of street market, good trade on gloves. MS. Farmer with gun stamps his feet to keep warm - he is interviewed. Various shots of traffic on snow covered roads. Various shots of children sliding on frozen river. MS. Small yachts iced in. Various shots of snow covered mountain roads. LS. Snowy peaks. Various shots around Ariano Irpino, a little village that was hit by a terrible earthquake, the ruins are now under snow. MS. Two children building snowman. Various shots of the people clearing slush away and humble abodes that don't offer much protection. MS. In an Italian village a newly wed couple walk down street followed by their families. MS. At night of Italian tram car. Various shots of frozen fountains in Rome at night. Various shots of the reporter interviewing people who work through the night performing a service, e.g. taxi drivers, etc. MS. Empty pavements and pavement cafes deserted. MS. Doorman outside Italian night club. MS. Two cameramen waiting outside cinema. Various shots of a man trying to kindle a fire for some warmth. Various shots of people working through the night, follow the street cleaners and paints in the zebra crossing. Various shots of the people trying to keep warm around fire in the open. Various shots of early morning traffic beginning to move on the clear roads. Various shots of traffic on roads at daylight.
Date found in the old record - 27/01/1963. Italian voiceover.