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Stories and Characters of the Medieval Period

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.

ULISSE
Garibaldino

Departing from Piemonte to follow Garibaldi and unify Italy, his life will change as soon as landed in Marsala. The meeting with the beautiful Amelia Cutrò will turn his battle into a revolution of love.
But the streets of lovers are not always destined to unite.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST (POI)

• CENTRO STORICO DI MARSALA;

• SALEMI;

• PALAZZO BOLOGNI ALLIATA DI VILLAFRANCA (PALERMO);

• PONTE DELL’ AMMIRAGLIO.

DON GASPARE CUTRO’
Bourbon Latifondist

One of the most important landowners in Marsala and father of Amelia. Close to the Bourbons, he was worried about Garibaldi’s passage and his annexation to the Kingdom of Savoy.
Even more so when his daughter, blinded by love for the revolution, will burn down everything the family owned: property, power and social prestige.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST (POI)

• PALAZZO SENATORIO (TRAPANI);

• CATTEDRALE di SAN LORENZO (TRAPANI);

• PALAZZINA DI CACCIA DI FICUZZA (CORLEONE);

• TEATRO MASSIMO DI PALERMO.

AMELIA CUTRO’

Bourbon noblewoman

Don Gaspare Cutrò’s young daughter escapes from her father’s house on a starry night in the wake of the fascinating Ulysses. The heat of the revolution will make her perform feats and acts of rebellion against her family of origin, soon becoming an important figure among the garibaldine red jackets.
But what cost will he pay for his freedom?

PLACES OF INTEREST (POI)

• PALAZZINA CINESE (PALERMO);

• CAPPELLA DELLE DAME (PALERMO);

• PALAZZO BISCARI (CATANIA);

CARLO PEPE
Bourbon Soldier

He is a young soldier of the Bourbon army who helplessly witnesses the military defeat of the Spanish family. Called upon to assure the nobles of Palermo, he knows that he is too far from the political scene to understand what will happen.
But destiny, and love, could give a shake to the whole story. But will it be decisive?

PLACES OF INTEREST (POI)

• PALAZZO MIRTO (PALERMO);

• TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI (CATANIA);

• CASTELLO DI DONNAFUGATA (RAGUSA);

• BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE E LOGGIATO DEL SINATRA (ISPICA);

• PORTA FERDINANDEA (CATANIA).