Synopsis: Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young Italian nobleman from Naples, sets eyes on a beautiful but poor young woman called Ellena di Rosalba. Vivaldi is immediately captivated by her beauty and hopes to court and marry her. However, when his controlling and manipulative mother finds out about this she becomes determined to put a stop to it - so she enlists the help of her confessor Father Schedoni. Schedoni took part in the Inquisition and is an evil, scheming monk. He kidnaps Ellena and Vivaldi must then search for her whereabouts.