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The Age of the Medici 

L'età di Cosimo de Medici (original title)
This is a lengthy exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatised conversations between the main participants... See full synopsis »
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Marcello Di Falco ...
 Cosimo de' Medici (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Virgilio Gazzolo ...
 Leon Battista Alberti (2 episodes, 1973)
Adriano Amidei Migliano ...
 Carlo degli Alberti (2 episodes, 1973)
Michel Bardinet ...
 Ciriaco d'Arpaso (2 episodes, 1973)
Roberto Bisacco ...
 Niccolò Di Cocco Donati (2 episodes, 1973)
Roberto Bruni
(2 episodes, 1973)
Tom Felleghy ...
 Rinaldo degli Albizzi (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ugo Cardea ...
 Niccolò Cusano (2 episodes, 1973)
Bruno Cattaneo ...
 Toscanelli (2 episodes, 1973)
Valentino Macchi
(2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Maurizio Manetti
(2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Giuliano Esperanti ...
 Nuovo gonfaloniere (2 episodes, 1973)
Goffredo Matassi ...
 Bernardo Guadagni, gonfaloniere di Firenze (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Giacinto Ferro
(2 episodes, 1973)
Sergio Nicolai ...
 Francesco Sederini (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Piero Gerlini ...
 Poggio Bracciolini (2 episodes, 1973)
Sergio Serafini ...
 Lorenzo (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Stacy ...
 Ilarione de' Bardi (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Francesco Vairano
(2 episodes, 1973)
Yanti Somer ...
 Contessina de' Bardi, moglie di Cosimo (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Introductory history with great sets and costumes
30 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not really a drama; instead it's social,economic and political history told through sophisticated conversations between the protagonists and the odd set piece confrontation. Interactions are illustrative rather than performed. The positives are the real life settings using period buildings and cityscapes, the fascinating costumes and furnishings and the generally well done portrayal of interactions at the highest level. The subjects range widely: commerce, banking, arts, architecture, politics, diplomacy, government, though they are not covered in detail, with Rosselini skimming the surface in an appealing though superficial way. One might say one gets a feel for the themes of the period and it will be enjoyed more by those who don't know much about the period already.

So it doesn't have much on personal or family relationships, convincing conflict or intrigue, a sense of how the elite actually lived or much at all about the poorer section of the population. Think of it as a traditional history textbook with very rich illustrations.


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