The Agliardi family's 'film debut' can only be in grand style. First of all, the film format, 16mm. The 'technological' Antonio Pesenti, industrialist and husband of the noble Elena Agliardi, could not resist buying the camera, a truly marvellous instrument, at the Milan Fair. Pesenti is a man of strong but short-lived passions, soon abandoning this magical equipment, almost immediately losing his taste for novelty and returning to his many work and political commitments. Let us return to today's film, 18 November 1927, the date we read at the beginning along with the title. No better location could be chosen for the debut: the garden is that of the 16th-century Palazzo Grumelli, residence of the Agliardi family, in Bergamo's Città Alta. First Elena appears, then immediately joined by Antonio, with a fixed camera, evidently mounted on a tripod. The two move towards us. Then there is Elena with a friend in a closer shot. Finally Antonio does a shot moving the camera, it seems to be the first time ever. From the enchanting garden we descend down to the ancient walls, this shot seems to invite us on our way. In Bergamo, some people still say that cinema was born in the Agliardi garden. Seeing these film sequences, the legend does not seem to have been born by chance.