Tally's Blood is set in Scotland and Italy between the years of 1936 and 1955.
Seven scenes are set in Italy and 23 scenes are set in Scotland.
Most of the play is specifically set in Glasgow - Massimo makes a direct reference to this in Act 1 Scene 2. Glaswegian dialect is also used and we can identify this through expressions such as
Di Mambro uses minimal stage directions which allows the director creative freedom. It is for this reason there are few descriptions of setting.
The timescale of the play allows Di Mambro to cover a number of issues: