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The Florentine Mosaic private tour provided by Florence Tours by Made of Tuscany

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The Florentine Mosaic private tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Updated 08/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
One-hour guided tour inside the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Workshop of the inlaid of semiprecious stones): the Florentine Mosaic of semi-precious stones created by Ferdinando de' Medici. It was a workshop for the creation of decorations for the tombs of the Medici family. In order to enjoy the elegance and perfection of these works we should touch them. Unfortunately we are not allowed, so all we can do is observing them from a very close distance: jasper, mother-of-pearl, malachite, lapis lazuli, all kinds of quartz, precious marbles become carved designs. Take a whole hour for yourself and listen the expert guide telling you about this ancient technique. Appreciate works of great artistic and social value from the time of the Medici Family!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Opificio delle Pietre Dure
    Via degli Alfani, 78, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    In front of the entrance door
    See address & details
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    Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Jasper, mother-of-pearl, malachite, lapis lazuli, all kinds of quartz, precious marbles that have become carved designs. They are so precise and perfect that they have been called "Paintings made of stone". Paintings, tables, tabernacles and even a whole fireplace in malachite! You'll hear an extraordinary story about the Medici's Florentine Mosaic!
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  • You'll end at
    Opificio delle Pietre Dure
    Via degli Alfani, 78, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    In front of the entrance door
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Via degli Alfani, 78, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Florence Tours by Made of Tuscany
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Excellent
The Made of Tuscany professionals told us some unbeatable stories when we went in March 2019, thanks to them we dis
natalijak819
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Amazing tour
Amazing tour. Everything was organised perfect, we enjoyed it a lot and definitely recommend for every one while vi
natalijak819
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Nice tour! All good!
Very nice tour and tour guide, we enjoy everything, Amazing Palazzo Pitti and amazing Boboli Gardens
natalijak819
natalijak819
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Good impression
Nice and interesting tour! Only good impressions. Amazing Uffizi and Galleria Accademia. My recommendations!
natalijak819
natalijak819
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Fascinating tour
Extremely interesting and fascinating tour. Nice location, heard many unexpected and interesting facts.
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Natalia
Best choice, excellent tour with nice wine degustation! Very good experience, absolutly recommend it while visiting
stefanotC3685EX
stefanotC3685EX
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Florence, Wines, Sunset and Good company. The best PLAN!!!
I really love it. I made the experience with my girlfriend but i suggest to make with friends or familiar. The wine
stefanotC3685EX
stefanotC3685EX
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Amazing Experience, strongly recommended
Amazing Experience, you can really feel the history visit Florence with the guide. She was perfect explain all the
aurora73xo
aurora73xo
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Visited June 2019
Beautiful tour, Susanna was so lovely to be around and me and my mum had so much. Learned a lot of history about Fl
mjal1012
mjal1012
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Wonderful way to see Florence at night
Our guide for this tour was Vanessa...she spoke wonderful English and gave us a great history of Florence while wak
AdventoursMK
AdventoursMK
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Loved the out of way highlights of this tour!
We had an amazing tour of some of the little known parts of Florence and it's unique history. Our guide Giovanna Gi
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John and Chenit F
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Mosquitos!
Being a fan of gardens, we were taken aback by the mosquitos at the garden. It felt like the mozzies have not eate
heatherw6111
heatherw6111
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An essential part of your visit to Florence!
I did several tours with Susanna in English and they were exceptional! Susanna is so knowledgeable about Florence a
thomaslO1004MD
thomaslO1004MD
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Overcharged for a tour of Cinque Terre
This company charged us 140 euros per person for a day-long tour of Cinque Terre, when the going rate is 115 from t
Global302818
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Museo di San Marco has wonderful history and art in an uncrowded venue.
Susanna was the best tour guide! She gave me a very complete and non rushed tour and even extra time! She answere
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