Tired of his troubled marriage, Francesco's life changes dramatically after he learns that an aunt has left him property in Istanbul. He arrives to the Turkish city hoping that he can take care of the matter swiftly and return to Italy. He is surprised to discover that the property is actually one of the last traditional Hamam's (old-fashioned bath houses) in Turkey. The family that has been running the Turkish bath for his aunt, takes him in and Francesco gradually rediscovers a long-missing sense of family. Matters become complicated when the couple's daughter falls for Francesco, who discovers himself increasingly and disconcertingly interested in her darkly handsome brother Mehmet.