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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 26511
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I love pietre dure. It is simply fascinating the way these craftsmen can use marble and stone to... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Reading, PA
A polished gem!

A wonderful museum presenting mosaic and stone inlay spanning from the 16th century to recent. You... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2015
Thomas F
Boston, Massachusetts
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Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
San Marco
+39 055 26511
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

I love pietre dure. It is simply fascinating the way these craftsmen can use marble and stone to create such beautiful images. I collect pietre dure earrings which can in no way hold a candle to the magnificent pieces which are on display in this...More

3  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 19 October 2015

A wonderful museum presenting mosaic and stone inlay spanning from the 16th century to recent. You gain a real appreciation of the artisan skills when you view the raw materials, workshop tools and examples of works in progress. Worth the side trip - and bring...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 6 October 2015

It is worth dropping by this little museum as it is very near to the Academia. It only has two floors and not big, so it won't take too much time, but you will be fascinated by the techniques and workmanship. The museum is dedicated...More

Thank hahafung
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Just around the corner from the Accademia and 'David' is this fantastic, small museum of artwork primarily made of inlaid semi-precious stones. I am always more impressed by these 'off the beaten track' places, than the big-name tourist spots that everyone knows about, goes to,...More

1  Thank RTWtraveler213
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This tiny gem of a museum quite near the Accademia & the Leonardo da Vinci museum, and such a joy - as well as totally uncrowded. Exquisite still-lifes glow from the stones, but they are often fitted &chosen so well &carefully they could have been...More

2  Thank LauraHav
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We got up to the Academia a little earlier than the time our tickets were for, so we stopped in at the museum of precious stones. Was a small but nice museum containing amazing mosaics and inlaid furniture. Would not make a special trip but...More

Thank 3girlsBethesda
Reviewed 11 June 2015

A gorgeous collection of flat mosaics from gems and stones. Intricate, astonishing work, especially of nature. This is a little visited museum just around the corner from the Accademia. So worth the visit--I was nearly alone in the museum and could revel in the work...More

1  Thank Mary R
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

This small museum ended up being one of our favourite stops in Florence. We went an hour before closing and it was very quiet. A nice change from the crowds of Uffizi and Academia. The museum was cool (in contrast to the heat outside). Most...More

2  Thank SarahAndLaura
Reviewed 27 April 2015

In a museum of modest size are works that are far from modest. There are works both big and small featuring the Pietre Dura technique of inlaid stones to create beautiful designs. My favorites are the tables.

1  Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This museum showcases great pieces of Pietre Dure along with the tools and explanation of how this fine craft is done including some of the fascinating tools. If you go to the Palatine and notice the tables and furniture there - this museum fills out...More

2  Thank Busialaconner
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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4 August 2016|
Response from giancarlobuzzanca956 | Property representative |
Good morning See the page "Notizie utili, orario d’apertura e costo del biglietto" in the Museo section of the web site of the Opificio
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