4 hr. 12 min.
This expansive production presents historical moments of the Italian Renaissance. Focusing largely on the arts-loving politician Cosimo de Medici (Marcello Di Falco), the docudrama depicts the vibrant culture of Florence, which benefited from his adoration of painting and architecture. Also featured is Leon Battista Alberti (Virgilio Gazzolo), who was a renowned architect, as well as a writer and philosopher, among other occupations, and served as the prototypical Renaissance man.
Director: Roberto Rosselini