Jane and Emily are intensely loyal but their personalities and histories are strikingly different. Jane is gentle and considerate, pragmatic, and divorced. Emily, who is willful, talented, and passionate, has been disappointed by love, life, and herself. Now in their forties, they find themselves in Florence after Emily calls off her wedding. Against a backdrop of art, history, and tourism they try to find out what happiness is, and what or who can help them live it. Aria is a deep and engaging exploration of love and fulfilment.