An absolutely excellent overview of this powerful and important family. It is obvious Dr. Becucci is so knowledgeable in this field. She makes the Medici family come alive! I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every session and look forward to her further endeavours.
Dr. Becucci gave an incredible overview of the Medici Family in Florence. There was so much history that she presented.
Dr Alessandra Beccucci gave an excellent set of lectures devoted to the Medici family, from it's early beginnings to it's demise.
Her evidence based weekly talks kept me engaged due to her infectious enthusiasm. Historical context was enhanced with maps, a useful family tree and excellent illustrations; relating to Medici portraits, villas and artwork commissions as well as locations and people with whom they were associated. The received information , combined with that of other recent 'conversations', will be used to good effect when I am able to visit Florence. Very soon I hope!
I shall be signing up for more of Dr Becucci's lectures,
This was another great presentation in the series by Dr. Becucci. So much has been written and said about the earlier members of this influential family, and it is wonderful to hear about the later members, and then the end of the dynasty. I particularly liked that the last member required that all the treasures amassed by the family throughout the ages be donated to and required to remain in Florence. Such a gift to us all.
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