In 1943, Italy is in chaos as the Second World War begins to spill into the previously peaceful countryside. Still, life goes on. Eighteen-year-old Cristina Rosati loves horses and swimming and playing with her niece and nephew on the grounds of the family’s Tuscan villa. But when German officers in Florence begin to take an interest in the Etruscan tombs on the Rosati estate, things begin to change. The Rosatis become hopelessly entangled with the Nazis, and Cristina falls in love with a young German officer.