Medici (2016– )

The Dome and the Domicile 

As the war with Milan takes a heavy toll on Florence, Cosimo boosts morale and the economy by undertaking the impossible: building the cathedral dome.


Nicholas Meyer (created by), Nicholas Meyer (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Madden ... Cosimo
Dustin Hoffman ... Giovanni
Stuart Martin ... Lorenzo
Annabel Scholey Annabel Scholey ... Contessina
Guido Caprino ... Marco Bello
Alessandro Sperduti ... Piero
Valentina Bellè ... Lucrezia
Ken Bones ... Ugo Bencini
Lex Shrapnel ... Rinaldo Albizzi
Brian Cox ... Guadagni
Brando Leon Rustici Brando Leon Rustici ... Vieri
Michael Schermi ... Ricciardo
Eugenio Franceschini Eugenio Franceschini ... Ormando Albizzi
Tatjana Nardone ... Emilia
Frances Barber ... Piccarda


A bitter war by the duke of Milan against small ally Lucca threatens to exhaust Firenze, where rival Albizzi tries to blame the Medici, until Cosilo arranges a semi-honorable peace. Alas the city is affected by the Black Death, compromising the economy as well as public health. Marco hurries to search for the killer of Giovanni now suspects may be dying, and not just from the pest. Cosimo decides to give the poor an income by commissioning the lacking dome on the cathedral, which only master architect Bruneleschi can properly design, and as he keeps the Panteon study-inspired secret must supervise in person. Twenty years ago, a cash problem allowed patriarch Giovanni to marry off heir Cosimo to an aristocratic 'contessina' whose broke father can't afford to turn down a complex dowry deal which really profits the Medici family twice. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 October 2016 (Italy) See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lux Vide, Rai Fiction See more »
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Did You Know?


Bardy, played by David Bradley, wants to wed his daughter to Cosimo, played by Richard Madden. In Game of Thrones, Bradley portrays Walder Frey, who wants to wed his daughter to Robb Stark, played by Richard Madden. See more »


Character uses term "Can't get blood from a stone." That phrase, was first recorded in Giovanni Torriano's Second Alphabet, 1662. See more »

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