The story of the Medici family and Florence, told through nearly 350 years worth of art, architecture and tempestuous history.
The names ‘Florence’ and ‘Medici’ are inextricably linked with each other. From the late 1300s to 1737 the family ‘advised’, ruled, were exiled, returned and ruled again in Florence in continuing cycles, eventually stamping their authority on the city with authoritarian firmness. At the same time they were responsible for helping to create one of the most vibrant artistic centres of the Renaissance and beyond. This is a story filled with larger-than-life characters and great art alongside stirring historical events, occasional assassinations, and the eventual decline of a remarkable dynasty.