Francesco, Sergio and Antonio, three young men, live in a small, poverty-stricken village. Since they are all unemployed, they while their time away roaming the streets and chasing girls. One day, Antonio’s aunt asks him to follow her and his cousins in Rome. He accepts her offer and enrolls at a university in Rome, leaving his two friends behind. But eventually, Antonio returns to the village, initially just for a day. Though he boasts about his life, he never goes back to Rome and instead opts for his friends and the place he grew up in, despite all its shortcomings.