A Story of Civilized Disobediance.Florence, Italy on the brink of WWII - it was a time of social unrest and, of course - afternoon tea. Join Oscar winner Cher and an incredible cast of leading ladies as they host this radiant, beautiful film, thatis worth savoring. Pre-war Florence is the place to be for any proper British woman who relishes culture and the arts. These ladies have everything they could ever want or need - including a promise from Dictator Mussolini himself that not even the imminent World War will impose upon their lifestyle. But when it appears that his word is not kept, and these expatriates - who chose to stay in Italy instead of seeking refuge in their own country - are in trouble, it takes a young outcast boy and a brazen American woman to keep them in the high life and out of harm's way.