After their enormous wealth, they wanted to acquire noble titles but most of all they became very influential at the political level. And they made it becoming an incredibly powerful “Casato”. They ruled over Florence for almost three hundred years.
But in particular, what distinguished the Medici family was their love for arts and culture. First with Cosimo il Vecchio and then, with who eventually became the most popular man of the family, Lorenzo De’ Medici. The Medici family became the benefactors of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Brunelleschi, Botticelli or Donatello.
The Medici And Their Heritage
Together with the great architectural works and the villas that they built, the Medici family will always be remembered as the Florentine Renaissance family “par excellence”, which has influenced Western culture for many centuries through the money and support that they gave to art and culture.
School Activities to Discover Their Great Legacy
The Medici left a huge legacy to the city of Florence and Parola Italian language school frequently does guided visits to introduce its language students to the greatness of the Medici family.