Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) heads off to Italy, with stowaway cat Salem Saberhagen, to solve a family mystery regarding an antique locket and an ancient relative. Soon she meets a a fellow witch (Tara Charendoff Strong) with a talking hamster named Stonehenge, and she romances a handsome American photographer (Eddie Mills).

This spin-off of the "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" TV series originally aired on "The Wonderful World of Disney," and was the first of two films based on the show (followed by "Sabrina Down Under" in 1999). Aside from Salem the cat (voiced by Nick Bakay), none of the other cast members from the series were involved in this film.