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This drama miniseries draws its inspiration from the Medicis, a wealthy family who ruled the city-state of Florence in the 15th century. The series centers around Cosimo di Medici, the son of Giovanni, and it examines the intrigued surrounding multiple generations of the family through flashbacks. The series debuted on the Rai 1 network in Italy in 2016.

Medici is a Drama series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on October 18, 2016. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.9.

Medici is available for streaming on the Rai 1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Medici on demand at Netflix online.

Tuesday at 9:30 PM et/pt on Rai 1
3 Seasons, 24 Episodes
October 18, 2016
Cast: Daniel Sharman, Alessandra Mastronardi, Synnove Karlsen, Sebastian De Souza
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Medici Full Episode Guide

  • The heart has been torn out of the Medici family. After all the painful sacrifices suffered to realize a dream, one life-or-death decision remains.

  • An uneasy peace settles on the Medici household and an ailing Lorenzo. Yet Florence is rife with rumors stirred up by Savonarola, and enemies circle.

  • Ardinghelli turns up the pressure on the Medicis. Later, Lorenzo brings together Botticelli and da Vinci, and Bruno revisits an old foe: his family.

  • In a Rome racked by chaos, Lorenzo and Clarice scramble to safeguard peace. But at what cost? Savonarola preaches to a growing flock back in Florence.

  • Seven years later, on the eve of a peace conference, Riario's men seize Ferrara, drawing Lorenzo into a savage game. Lucrezia confides in Clarice.

  • Lorenzo makes an audacious appeal to an enemy. But after learning of a new attack, he must use all his wiles to save Florence — and his own life.

  • Embattled, Lorenzo vows to never let Florence fall yet faces internal opposition. Savonarola clashes with leadership as wives exert their influence.

  • Lorenzo's political skills are tested when the pope excommunicates Florence. Giuliano's son materializes, and Medici's head must reach into his heart.

  • The day of reckoning arrives as the circle of conspirators tightens around the Medicis during Mass, and rivals attempt to take control of Florence.

  • As forces threaten a fragile alliance, the Pazzis embark on a murderous plan to destroy the Medicis while Lorenzo seeks to make peace with Rome.

  • The papal army advances as important coalitions shift. Meanwhile, Lorenzo negotiates a crucial treaty, and Jacopo attempts a major power grab.

  • In opposition to the pope, Lorenzo moves quickly to acquire the strategic city of Imola. A forbidden love flowers between Giuliano and Simonetta.

  • Lorenzo aims to strengthen ties with the Pazzis and proposes a treaty with Venice. Clarice appeals to Lucrezia and learns the way to Lorenzo's heart.

  • The death of the pope brings strategic challenges as Lorenzo negotiates with the Duke of Milan and welcomes his new bride, Clarice, to Florence.

  • Lorenzo's power play comes at a cost and stirs up outrage. With leadership comes sacrifice as he travels to Rome and weighs an advantageous match.

  • After a surprise attack, Lorenzo and Giuliano search for the culprits. The trail leads the brothers to the Pazzis, but treachery lies closer at hand.

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