Two young leading figures of the Italian navy, both of noble birth, Marco Notarbartolo di Sciara and Eugenio di Savoia-Genova, the Duke of Ancona, are flying over Ischia, Capri and Vesuvius. The former, at the age of thirty-one, is an officer in the order of the latter, a Savoy four years younger, who is a lieutenant of vessel. Usually they embark and go to sea together, but on this May day they take to the skies in an aeroplane. Marco, as is his custom, has his 16mm camera with him and films from above.
Vesuvius smokes... Just in May 1933, the volcano began an intense activity that will lead to the opening of two new mouths and reach its paroxysm with the eruption of 1944, after which it will remain silent. Are the two men there to admire a natural spectacle that is more unique than rare or perhaps to see from a