In the square in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, Mar 10 stood glistening City fire engines, ambulances, police cars, trucks of the Army, Air Force, private cars and caravans.
GTV.PAN. Motor vehicles gathered in the square in front of Colosseum PAN to remains of Colosseum.
GV.PAN. Fire engines PAN to motor vehicles.
LV. Police force.
LV. Cars and their owners.
SV.PAN. From sports car to caravan and cars.
Gv. Mgr. Traglia conducts service.
TOP V. Ditto during service.
TWO C/Us. Woman makes sign of cross followed by man.
CU. Mgr. Traglia blesses the cars.
GTV.PAN. Over motor vehicles.
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Background: In the square in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, Mar 10 stood glistening City fire engines, ambulances, police cars, trucks of the Army, Air Force, private cars and caravans. The day: Saint Francesca Romana, patroness of vehicles.
Each year on this patron saint's day, motor-powered vehicles of the two Services, the civic authorities and a large number of private cars are blessed by Mgr. Traglia, Canon of the Church of Santa Francesca Romana.