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Vincentio di Vivaldi

Vincentio di Vivaldi is the protagonist of "The Italian." The son of the Marchese di Vivaldi and the Marchesa di Vivaldi, he first sees Ellena di Rosalba at the church of San Lorenzo near Naples. Intrigued by her voice and face, he serenades her at night at her home in villa Altieri. On his way home to his family's palace in Naples, a mysterious monk warns him away from villa Altieri. He begins courting Ellena despite his family's disapproval and is plagued by the mysterious monk. After Signora Bianchi's death, he is locked in the monastery while Ellena is kidnapped. When he is released the next morning to find that Ellena has been kidnapped, Vivaldi accuses Schedoni of involvement in the scheme before leaving Naples to search for Ellena. He finally discovers her at the convent at San Stefano and devises a scheme for her escape...

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