On 3 August 1958, the Ferrania staff delegation left Savona by train. Those who work in this jewel of a company in the Bormida valley, in the western Ligurian hinterland, are accustomed to miracles. By producing film, it is safe to say that Ferrania made possible the production of much of the Italian cinema of the time and many amateur cinematographic and photographic images. If not exactly a miracle, one can speak of dreams realised by this Italian company in Val Bormida, one of the few in the world to produce the stuff of cinema. But evidently there are many devotees at Ferrania if a train trip to Lourdes is organised, and precisely in 1958 for the centenary of the apparition of the miraculous Madonna. And the company's journey could only be accompanied by a film to narrate it, a 16mm documentary in Ferraniacolour directed by Ercole Giacobbi, a 'filmmaker', i.e. a film production employee. The documentary recounts the entire journey, introduced by these stentorian words from the voice over: "One of the longest cherished desires has been realised. It seemed like a dream to be able to go to Lourdes, now I am really going'. A dream, indeed. And Ferrania is the dream factory.