Various shots of the vast crowds gathered to watch the Palio race in Siena, the parade, the 'play of flags' and horses racing.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
LS High shot panning down from bell tower to crowded street and the Contradaioli (people from the 19 quarters of Siena) performing in medieval costumes 'the play of flags'. High shot of the parade, a cart bearing the Palio or winning flag. High shot pan over huge crowd packing the Piazza del Campo and the race course. MS The horses and their bareback riders. LS People waving from their windows. LS Back view of the cart on the parade. MS Crowd behind the race barriers. Various shots of Palio race from start to finish. (3 shots). CU Young woman, actress Silvana Pampanini, on balcony acting responses to watching the race. LS High shot panning over vast crowds to horses racing down the straight. MS Horses racing. Various shots as crowds waving their flags fill the racecourse. MS Actress Silvana Pampanini kisses the winning jockey Gentini, nicknamed 'Ciancone' of the Contrada del Buco and horse.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 07/07/1955.