The main story combines bits of Giovanni Boccaccio's own life (maybe and maybe not) with three of his most fabulous stories of love. It has Boccaccio following Fiametta to a country villa ... See full summary »
14th century - the Black Death is killing millions across Europe and civil wars are adding to the turmoil and chaos. A young teenage couple is sent to live in a nearby town by the man's uncle, in an attempt to keep them safe from harm.
In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.