The time is the beginning of the 20th Century. The setting takes place right after the First World War in the South Italian town of "Burlone". The ones who rule this city are three organizations called the Burlone Mafia. Nicola is the number 2 of the Falzone Family, under his cousin Dante Falzone who is the leader. Nicola is a gentle man who looks kind-hearted and barely seems like he's in the Mafia. He's a typical Italian man who's used to dealing with women. Lying comes as easily as breathing to him.