Teenagers (Clara, Alice, Caterina and Eddie) go on a camping trip, Eddie talks about funny stories. Clara: handy, serious, mum of the group. Alice: second oldest,
They hear something in the woods and decide to investigate. They grab sharp sticks and they are all scared. They come across a girl, who takes them to the beach. she is strange and always scared. She knocks them out.
They wake up in an old street and people are staring at them. Their clothes are changed and they explore the town, then bump into the girl again. Eddie tries to attack her, but she disappears just in time. They are left in the strange town.
Some guards take Caterina to the castle saying she shouldn't be with the peasants. She has a fancy meal and explores the castle at night etc. The Queen catches her and sends her to her room. She encounters Alice, who turned into the maid. Alice tried to kill Caterina to "Save the country". She runs into a room with Eddie, the jester, performing to the king and queen. Clara is on the floor kissing the king's feet.
She leaves through her window and her and her friends mix themselves up in trouble by accident. They get thrown into dungeon. They find the girl from before and she says that Caterina is to stay while the others can leave because she will change the course of history forever.
Caterina gives birth to a child after escaping to Italy. She was un-known and was poor when she arrived. She named her child Leonardo, Leo for short. She cared for him lots.