Over the years we have done a number of miniseries which focus on specific periods or events of the Renaissance. Here’s a handy guide to each of those miniseries.
Leonardo da Vinci
The story of Girolamo Savonarola, the original fire and brimstone preacher, who briefly took over Florence and introduced the Bonfire of the Vanities. Episodes #94 – #197.
The story of Sandro Botticelli, painter of masterpieces like The Birth of Venus. Episodes #89 – 93.
The story of Poggio Bracciolini and his search of the lost texts of antiquity. Episodes #53 – 57.
The Rise of the Medici
The story of The Rise of the Medici, the Godfathers of the Renaissance, to power in Florence. Episodes #38 – 52.
The Avignon Popes
The story of the Avignon Popes, when Pope Clement V moved the Papacy from Rome to Avignon in France. Episodes #35 – 37.
The story of how Brunelleschi built the world-famous Dome on the cathedral of Florence, aka the Duomo. Episodes #30 – #34.
Ghiberti & The Doors
The story of Ghiberti & The Doors he made for the Battistero di San Giovanni. Episodes #28 – 29.
The story of Francesco Petrarca, aka Petrarch, the great Florentine poet who is often called the father of humanism and the father of the Renaissance. Episodes #22 – #24.
The Dark Ages
We can’t talk about the Renaissance without first explaining how Western Europe ended up in the Dark Ages in the first place. Episodes #1 – 21.