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Drama about the House of Medici, the powerful Italian banking dynasty that wielded great political and cultural influence during the Italian Renaissance.
8 Episodes 2016 - 2016
Series 1 of the drama about the House of Medici, the powerful Italian banking dynasty that wielded great political and cultural influence during the Italian Renaissance.
Cosimo Medici replaces his late father in Florence's Signoria, and discovers that his father was poisoned, so he decides to task Marco Bello with finding out who the killer was.
War leads Florence to chaos. Piero, the only son of Cosimo, is anxious to fight, but his wife Lucrezia contains his anger for only so long.
The Medici take refuge in the country to avoid contagion, but Marco stays in Florence investigating the Corona, a family that seems to have something to do with the murder of Giovanni.
Albizzi accuses Cosimo before the Signoria of wanting to be dictator of the city, and gives way to the judgment. Lorenzo arrives with an army, ready to burn Florence if they do not release Cosimo.
While the Medici are exiled in Venice, the situation gets worse in Florence, with Albizzi imposing its rules on a city impoverished by the absence of the Medici.
The return of the Medici to Florence is a triumph for all, especially with Albizzi in prison after trying to be the "tyrant" of the city, but the Pope asks for mercy for him.
Although Cosimo did everything to get Signorian to indulge his enemy, he is now suspected of being involved in a barbaric act.
Pazzi has been able to convince the Pope to relieve the Medici of its function as bankers of the Church, but Cosimo is determined to propose an ultimate solution.