The Florios of Sicily
The Florios arrive in Sicily, with nothing but the clothes on their back after an earthquake destroys their hometown. Against all odds, the family begins anew despite the looming Napoleonic wars and devastating plagues. But when Vincenzo is spurned by his aristocratic lover, he vows to avenge his honour by becoming the wealthiest man in Italy. Sacrificing love and family, he strives to buy what cannot be his by birth. In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as.