IN FLORENCE, LORENZO THE MAGNIFICENT...
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Lorenzo de' Medici was a king without crown and yet one of the most famous figures of the Italian Renaissance.
Descendant of an illustrious dynasty that shaped the city of Florence in its image, he is a complex individual, both a despot and a patron, a hedonist and responsible for the most violent hours of the Tuscan capital, exercising undivided power.
He discovered Michelangelo and surrounded himself with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci or Botticelli, squandering his fortune to beautify his city. Sumptuous palaces, spectacular churches, renowned masterpieces: nothing was too grand for Lorenzo the Magnificent.