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“Just visited and LOVED it!”

I Mosaici Di Lastrucci
Ranked #171 of 647 things to do in Florence
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

I completely agree with all the positive reviews. We were just there last week and were amazed at the beautiful hand crafted work done by these modern masters! We were a bit discouraged by the high prices for once you see them, you will want to take one with you! We ended up buying three very small pieces that have not arrived at our house yet that I will cherish forever!

It is definitely worth a 1/2 hour of your time to visit their studio! They couldn't have been nicer and it is an experience to see them working. I also saw the Monet's Waterlilly piece that another visitor had mentioned. It was a commission from someone in Los Angeles and was completely amazing!!

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

My husband and I just fell into this little workshop one day when we were wandering around Florence on foot. It was real serendipity because a few days earlier, we'd toured the Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure (also has reviews here on TripAdvisor). I'd definitely recommend doing the two sites in that order. It was really cool to see the historical pieces first and then get to see artists doing the exact same work today.

Just like the artists supported in centuries past by the Medici family, the artists here create and sell utterly amazing landscapes and other "paintings" made of inlaid stone. There is absolutely no pressure to buy anything; you can just wander about and look at the works on the wall and the works in progress.

One of the junior artists followed us about to answer our questions – as best he could, since we didn't speak Italian and he didn't speak English. One piece in the works is a copy of a Monet Waterlilies painting. He told us that it will take three artists six months to complete the piece! There was also a piece that was a copy the Libyan Sibyl from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling that he said took three years to complete! another thing that was cool was seeing a copy of one of the tables we'd seen at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure. I pulled up the picture of the original on my camera to show my husband and the artist who was walking about with us proudly told me that he'd made the copy. (I got a picture of him with the piece!)

We probably spent about half an hour in the studio. No pressure to buy, no cost to enter. What a fun surprise!

We just loved walking around this little workshop and gallery. The artists' pri

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

These guys are great!
We were brought here by a guide, just to see how the mosaics are made. We didn't even know they sold them. It is a workshop/studio/school first, not a gallery where their main goal is to sell you something. The works are absolutely amazing, and we ended up buying one. It is run by a father and son, and you can see many works in progress. They even showed our sons (teenagers) how to cut the stones.

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Reviewed 5 October 2012

The visit is worthwhile even if you don't buy anything. About a 10 minute walk from the Domma. The work is all by hand so it is a bit more expensive than the tourist traps throughout town. You actually get to spend time with the artist that made each piece. If you buy something, our mosaic arrived two weeks later in the USA perfectly and carefully packaged. Can't say enough good things about them.

I read another review that complained about small children being frowned upon and now I can't find it. It is a dangerous place for small children. What idiot would let small children run loose and handle small pieces of extremely fragile art worth several hundred or thousand Euro's? It you take your children, keep a tight grip on them!

Thank Ken E
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Reviewed 12 February 2017
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