Places "History of a blackcap" - Viagrande
Villa Di Bella in Viagrande is one of the sets of the film "Storia di una capinera", a film set in mid-nineteenth-century Catania.
The film, based on the novel of the same name by Giovanni Verga, tells the story of Maria Vizzini, played by Angela Bettis, a young novice who, together with her fellow believers, has to leave the convent due to the cholera epidemic. She thus returns home to her father and stepmother. It is a period in which, between walks and conviviality, he gets to know the world beyond the convent and meets Nino, a charming and cultured young man with whom he falls in love. Forced to return to the convent, in the final scene the novices prepare for their definitive vocation.
The film was shot in Aci Trezza, Aci Castello, Catania, Etna, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, Zafferana Etnea and Aci San Filippo near the Hermitage of Sant'Anna.
The villa in the countryside where Maria, after leaving the convent, returns to live with her family during the cholera epidemic is Di Bella Villa in Viagrande.