Veronica is a young beautiful woman in Venice. She and Marco, a future Senator develop a romance, but since her family is not wealthy enough to provide a good dowry, he marries a foreign noblewoman instead. After that, Veronica becomes a courtesan to earn money and more important, to access libraries and education. In the Fourth Ottoman–Venetian War, she seduces the King of France to secure a military alliance and becomes a hero of the city. But after that, she is sentenced by the Church for witchcraft.