Italy / 1909 / 5 min / Colour

Production Cines. Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory from a tinted positive print preserved at BFI National Archive and belonging to the Joye collection 

The spectacular Sagittarius gorges, an imposing canyon resulting from the millennial erosion by the Sagittarius river, was a renowned destination for the Grand Tour in the nineteenth century. Passionate about Italy, the travellers Richard Craven (1779 - 1851) and Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) described these natural places in their diaries as "fearful and beautiful", emblematic of the Romantic sublime. A group of tourists visit these wonders of Nature, and then stops at the village of Scanno, where we can witness a wedding procession in traditional clothes.


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