Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden: The Masters of Florence

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Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden: The Masters of Florence

Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden. Photo found on www.intoscana.it

Dustin Hoffman (left) and Richard Madden (right). Photo found on www.intoscana.it

I don’t know about all of you, but everyone at The Medici Dynasty Show is growing more and more excited about the upcoming new series Medici: Masters of Florence. Scheduled to air next month in October 2016 on Italy’s Rai1, the show will consist of eight episodes focusing primarily on the life of Cosimo The Elder.

Richard Madden, a Scottish actor known for his role as Robb Stark in The Game of Thrones, will be playing Cosimo The Elder, son of Giovanni de’ Medici portrayed by Dustin Hoffman. Season 1 will be filled with juicy drama, murder, scheming, love affairs and politics. After Giovanni’s mysterious death, his son Cosimo inherits everything and becomes one of the richest men in the time of the Renaissance.

The show was largely filmed on location in Florence at places such as the Duomo, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Piazza del Bargello and Palazzo Vecchio, the palace where the Medici once lived. So we’ll be fortunate enough to see beautiful Florence in the backdrop of many scenes. Additional filming was done in the agricultural and medieval town of Montepulciano in Siena.

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Filming of Medici: Masters of Florence on location at The Duomo. Photo found on www.laterrazzadimichelangelo.it

Season 1 of Medici: Masters of Florence touches base on the years depicting two of the most important characters in Florence at the time whose support of the arts and architectural projects, involvement in politics and curiosities in science and literature lead to what we know today as the Renaissance.

Medici:Masters in Florence takes place during the early Renaissance period while The Medici Dynasty Show portrays the end of it. There are three hundred years of history in between and we’re excited to see the contrast between the two, aren’t you?

Click on the link to learn more about Cosimo The Elder! Are there any more Medici family members that you’d be interested in learning about? Let us know in the comment box below!

Post by Tessa Cole

2016-09-20T06:00:00+00:00 September 26th, 2016|