The story of Amici Miei continues, but the adventures of the company of Tuscans move this time in Florence in the late '400s, to the court of Lorenzo De' Medici. Duccio, Cecco, Jacopo, Manfredo and Filippo are protagonists of jokes and events lived in order to prolong the happy state of youth and escape from the responsibilities of adult life. Nor does the plague make them desist from their "gypsies". In fact, that dramatic situation seems the most fertile to act free and undisturbed and to follow their jokes.
Amici miei – Come tutto ebbe inizio (lit. 'My friends: how it all began') is a 2011 Italian comedy film directed by Neri Parenti.The film is meant to be a tribute to Mario Monicelli's classic comedy My Friends (1975) and its two sequels, and it is set in 15th-century Florence. The main plot of the film is based on an Italian Renaissance novella known as Novella del Grasso legnaiuolo ("Tale of the Fat Carpenter").