Pilgrims walked the ancient pathway that leads to The Medici Dynasty Show, a medieval road that still guides travelers searching for beauty and inspiration.
The complex of Il Fuligno is known to those who visit Florence to see famed paintings of The Last Supper. Here within this former convent, the baroque church is transformed into a theatre where a powerful historical drama unfolds each night. A must see for those wondering what to do in Florence, The Medici Dynasty 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.
In a cluttered and filthy room on the ground floor of Palazzo Pitti, a brother and sister face the end of their lives and the end of their dynasty. They were born into the Medici family, who rose from humble merchant beginnings to become the greatest rulers of Florence for over three centuries. In this final generation, not one child has produced an heir and all attempts at a solution have failed. Their rule must end, and the city of Florence will be handed over to Austrians.
Gian Gastone has denied Anna Maria Luisa entry to his apartment in the palace for over ten years but, during this historical meeting, they will confront the years of struggle between them and the weight of their own mortality. They draw both laughter and tears as they reveal the intrigues of their family relationships, as well as the Medici patronage behind the greatest works of art ever created during the Renaissance.
Ultimately, brother and sister must reconcile their differences in order to preserve the one part of the Medici dynasty that will remain after their deaths – the impressive artistic patrimony that is their legacy.
An incredible way to learn the history of this captivating city that draws in people from all over the world, where you can step directly out of the theatre and discover Florence with new insight.