Photo courtesy of ENRICO LANARI
The Medici Dynasty Show
The history of the palaces and streets and artwork of Florence comes alive during this multimedia theater performance, acted out (in English) in a small baroque church. The show tells the story of two feuding Medici siblings—the last grand duke of the dynasty, Gian Gastone, and his sister, Anna Maria Luisa—and the patto di famiglia, or family pact, that bequeathed the family treasures to the city-state their forebears had ruled for hundreds of years. Long before there was reality television, there was family drama, Florentine style.
By Gillian Longworth McGuire, AFAR Local Expert
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The Rulers of the Renaissance Live on Stage
A MOVING PORTRAIT OF FLORENCE MOST INFLUENTIAL FAMILY A must see for those wondering what to do in Florence, The Medici Dynasty Show is a striking piece of multimedia theatre in English, covering three hundred years of Florence history through the story of the most famous and influential family to ever rule the city. The powerful historical drama transforms the Baroque church of the former convent of Il Fuligno into a room at Palazzo Pitti. Here, the last descendants of the Medici family trace the history of the dynasty that ruled Florence for more than three centuries.
Via Faenza, 48, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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Wed, Sat 7pm - 8pm