Set in the year 1866 in the beautiful city of Venice, Italy, this film tells the story of a young lady living during the Austrian occupation of Italy. Italy has been occupied by Austria for quite some time now and the unrest is finally beginning to reach a boiling point with local Italians. They decide that they will devise a plan in order to secure their freedom from the Austrian guard. Livia is a young lady living in Venice who absolutely hates the Austrian occupation. However, things quickly begin to change as she starts to fall in love with an Austrian soldier.