In 'My Voyage to Italy' (Il Mio Viaggio In Italia), American master Martin Scorsese explores in detail, the legacy of the classic period of Italian cinema. Beginning with Roberto Rossellini's 'Rome Open City', the film traces the development of Italian neorealism: its currents and its philosophy, its evolution and its descent. Classics such as The Bicycle Thief and 'La Dolce Vita' are discussed alongside rarer titles like 'Senso' and 'Europa '51' Scorsese's appreciation is rooted in his identity as an Italian-American film-maker. Less a documentary than an impassioned essay, it ultimately provides a portrait of a national cinema that doubles as a disguised autobiography. An ode and monument to the history of film.