This black & white educational film is about Rome, the Eternal City. Copyright is either 1947.
Opening titles: Castle Films presents The World Parade - Rome The Eternal City (:06-:21). Aerial shots of Rome. Age old relics in Rome. Cars drive around. A traffic cop directs traffic. Clock Towers. Fruits and vegetables for sale. The Capital is high on one of the city's seven hills. A statue of Antoninus Marcus Aurelius guards the city (:22-2:01). Colosseum. Arch of Constantine. The Colosseum aka the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine limestone, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheatre ever built at the time and held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. Christians usually assemble there nowadays (2:02-3:01). The Arch of Titus is a 1st-century AD honorific arch, located on the Via Sacra, Rome, just to the south-east of the Roman Forum. Modern forum and stadium. Sculptures and statues. Athletes exercise. The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome. Exterior of the Vatican, interiors of the Vatican. A fountain at St. Peter's (3:02-4:59). Pope's noble guards march. Last Sunday of Lent, people hand out palms. The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument called Altare della Patria, is a national monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome (5:00-6:11). The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a Catholic church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. Streets of Rome, vendors have decorated donkeys. The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. People throw coins in the water. Cars drive by the fountain. People walk around the city. Excavations occur all over Rome. A modern fountain. A statue of Triton, Greek God of the sea. Rome's broad avenues. Sidewalk cafe. Night falls on Rome. St. Peter's is lit up (6:12-8:50). No end credits.