From the Alps to the island of Correnti, Italy is preparing to unite. After two wars of independence that have led to swinging results, the famous officer Giuseppe Garibaldi, with the secret approval of the Piemontese government led by Camillo Benso Count Cavour, landed in Bourbon Sicily. A hard clash between Garibaldi and the Bourbon army begins: on the one hand the promise of freedom of the new Kingdom of Italy and, on the other, the tradition of the Bourbons. The people are divided between those who strenuously defend the acquired privileges and the Spanish government and those who, instead, see the annexation to the nascent Italy as a hope for freedom.
And this is how the island, once again, changes its appearance. Don Gaspare, by now old, can only see his daughter Amelia in love with the Garibaldian Ulysses breaking away the ties with the family and his land, while a now resigned Carlo Pepe tries to calm the ancient houses that the Bourbons would have survived.