In the opulent court of 18th century Bourbon Naples, young King Ferdinando weds Carolina, the sweet, 16 year-old daughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, against his wishes. As the monarchies of Europe hold their breath, something unexpected happens. King Ferdinando and Carolina share one common interest - a rollicking, orgiastic celebration of the senses and plunge with gusto into silken bed sheets to uphold their regal duties. As the court of Naples continues on with magnificent splendor and sumptuous pleasure, the sovereigns continue to reign, oblivious to the revolutionary tides that are on the verge of tearing France apart and overtaking all of Europe.
A historical epic unfolds in FERDINANDO AND CAROLINA, which follows the deathbed recollections of King Ferdinando I of Naples, who in his youth was forced into a marriage with Mary Caroline of Austria. The eventual happiness Ferdinando found, and the way it was rudely interrupted, forms the basis for this tale.