Taking place in the small Italian village of San Forino, about eighteen years after the end of World War II, the show concerns Carmelina and her 17-year-old daughter, Gia. Carmelina has told her daughter that her father is an American soldier, who had heroically died in battle. Even though a local café owner, Vittorio, woos Carmelina, she refuses to love again. However, Carmelina harbors a painful secret. She had actually had love affairs with three different American soldiers – and she does not know which one is the father of Gia. Trouble ensues when the three American Veterans decide to have a reunion back in San Forino.