Renaissance Florence: Alessandra, the daughter of the powerful Lorenzo Medici, sits for her portrait - a wedding gift for the man her father is forcing her to marry.
Florence, 2005: Maria is on holiday visiting relatives when her father discovers an old painting. A portrait of a girl dressed in white. And the more he looks at it the more obsessed he becomes . . .
From the moment Maria's father buys the mysterious painting, her family suffer a catalogue of disasters. Maria is convinced the painting is cursed - but how does she put a stop to it?