Italy, year 2061: After a terrible energy crisis due to the depletion of oil stocks, the Earth is plunged into a kind of new Middle Ages. Italy as a nation no longer exists, the peninsula has returned to being a divided country, almost pre-Risorgimento, where now reigns the political situation is similar to that before the reunification of 1861:
The secessionist of Lega Nord have conquered Milan, creating the Lombard Republic with Turin as capital, defended by a high wall erected on the Po River to block the entrance to the "southerners";
In Emilia-Romagna has been proclaimed "People's Republic of Sickle and Mortadella", which is famous for mortadella, rubles and dance halls;
Tuscany is back to being a Grand Duchy, where the houses Della Valle and Cecchi Gori are struggling for power;
At the Center the Papal State is reborn, a fundamentalist regime dominated by the Inquisition;
The South has been invaded instead by Africans, who have created the rich "Sultanate of the Two Sicilies", an Islamic state where Arabic is the official language.
Just from the South, a group of adventurous patriots of the insurrectional movement "Young Italy", made up of volunteers Tony, Pride, Grosso, Salvim and Taned, and led by Ademaro Maroncelli (teacher at the Classical Lyceum Massimo D'Alema of Turin) undertakes a difficult journey to the Piedmont, in order, two hundred years later, to remake Italy.