Title ID 5668Collection ID816
Title[Holiday in Italy]
CollectionDickins Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionHoliday
KeywordsBeaches Holidays Seaside Resorts Summer Swimming Travel
NationalItaly Europe
ProductionErnest Dickins
CameraErnest Dickins
ParticipantsErnest Dickins
FormatColour Silent
Duration8 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film contains scenes from a summer holiday to Sestri-Levante in Italy during 1963. The holiday makers were Ernest and Gladys Dickins and four of their friends.


The film opens with a shot of the women sat amongst piles of suitcases, before cutting to views of snowcapped mountains seen from the window of a train. The passengers are shown eating a packed lunch on board the train. The film then cuts to a shot of the holiday makers at their destination, sat on beach deck chairs. There are images of the seafront and the group swimming in the sea. We also see shots taken on a boat trip, an Italian town, statues, church and some mountain scenery.