The Italian, or, the Confessional of the Black Penitents Setting & Symbolism

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Naples

Naples is the city in Italy, near villa Altieri, where Vivaldi and his family live.

Church of San Lorenzo

The Church of San Lorenzo, near Naples, is where Vivaldi first sees Ellena.

Villa Altieri

Villa Altieri is a small village in Italy, near Naples, where Ellena and Signora Bianchi live. This is where Vivaldi begins courting Ellena and a mysterious monk warns Vivaldi away. Ellena is kidnapped from her home in villa Altieri.

Vivaldi Palace

Vivaldi and his parents, the Marchese and Marchesa di Vivaldi, live at the Vivaldi palace in Naples. This is where the Marchesa and Schedoni plot against Vivaldi and Ellena's relationship.

Convent of Black Penitents

The convent of the Black Penitents is the setting of the frame story, as well as the place where Count di Bruno confesses to Father Ansaldo that he killed his brother.

Rome

Vivaldi is taken to the prison...

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