Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the Medici Family in Florence with a ticket to The Medici Dynasty Show at San Giovannino dei Padri Scolopi Library. Learn about their turbulent history in a show that portrays the last 2 surviving members of the dynasty.
What to Expect
Take your seats for a unique show that explores the history of one of the most famous ruling families in Florence, and travel back in time to the days of the Medicis.
Go to the San Giovannino dei Padri Scolopi Library to see a recreation of the Palazzo Pitti in 1737. Follow the story of the Grand Duke on his deathbed, unable to forgive his sister for arranging his disastrous marriage to Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg. Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici sneaks through a secret passageway to her brother’s room, and the encounter initiates a tumultuous flashback of the glorious Medici family history.
Florence provides the backdrop for the growth of the Medici family and its artistic patrimony. The city gave birth to the fiorino (the euro of the Renaissance). It was home to the 1st children’s orphanage (Spedale degli Innocenti), designed by Brunelleschi, and the Medicea-Laurenziana library, designed by Michelangelo. Italian artists, intellectuals, and merchants rose to the most important political courts of the era.
However, if it hadn’t been for Anna Maria Luisa, a large fraction of this inheritance would have been lost. She signed the “Family Pact” with the Lorena family, who would take over Florence after the Grand Duke’s death. This treaty ensured that the Medici artistic patrimony would remain the property of Florence. The remarkable gesture made Anna Maria Luisa a distinguished benefactor of the arts, and was Florence and Tuscany’s true fortune as it sanctified the Medici patrimony for humanity.
See critical moments of the Medici rule and get a deeper understanding of the history in an entertaining show. The result of extensive research, and of the continuous work of a multidisciplinary team of international professionals, the synergy of diverse talents provides a new way of experiencing and promoting how Florence and Tuscan culture was born, presenting the region not only as filled with museums celebrating the past, but also as a point of artistic innovation for the future.
- Entrance to The Medici Dynasty Show
Please come to Il Fuligno, via Faenza 48 by 18:45 on the evening of the performance.