Turin, in the eighties. On an unexpected train trip from Italy to England, Giorgio meets the love of his life. A few months later Giorgio and Margherita get a German shepherd puppy together.
Everything seems perfect until a car accident in the Tuscan countryside shatters this dream. The man survives, the dog dies. But life must go on and soon Aria arrives, another German shepherd puppy with a connection to the first – and a special talent for attracting trouble.
Just days before Margherita and Giorgio’s wedding, Aria disappears, apparently kidnapped. An epic hunt ensues and via tragicomic episodes and vignettes of Italian life of the time, they embark on an adventure that turns Aria into Italy’s most hunted and famous dog.
This heart-warming, true story evokes tears and laughter and love – human and canine – set against the backdrop of beautiful Tuscan and Mediterranean summers and old, classic Turin. It’s a story dedicated to those who still know how to dream with their eyes open.