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Museobottega della Tarsialignea

Via San Nicola, 28, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
+39 081 8771942
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Sorrento
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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Philadelphia metro, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Outstanding craftsmanship on display, centuries old as well as modern, from tabletop pieces to beds and bureaus.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I came to the museum on my own because none of my friends wanted to go and I'm so glad that I did - because I boasted about it afterwards and felt smug that I went... The museum is quite small and I think that 2-3 hours is enough in the museum, even though I only spent 1hr in it.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We'd been recommended this little museum by our tour leader, and stumbled across it while hiding from the rain and being bored of the endless shops all selling the same things. Firstly we were struck by the enthusiasm of the curator. You can't help but want to learn more with such a welcome and detailed explanation of the history and... More

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The museum is tucked away in Sorrento, but well worth seeking out. Lots of quality inlaid wood on display, along with some useful context about the location and people behind the craft. Charming lady on the cash desk explained the layout to us, in good English. Nice gift shop, with a few books and inlaid wood items Pity the cafe... More

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Modena, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

An inlaid wood museum doesn't sound like the most exciting thing in the world and really I'm afraid it isn't. But in a town with almost nothing of any cultural interest besides the churches, this is a rare oasis: a fascinating museum with some amazing examples of work. The entrance price - 8 Euros each - isn't super cheap; and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

An interesting way to spend an afternoon. The craftsmanship on some of the pieces is incredible, and some of the displays on how it is done are really interesting. The history of the building is fascinating - be sure to ask the lady in the museum about the hidden staircase!

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Lansing, MI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The art and craft of inlaid wood furniture, jewelry boxes, frames and other decorative items was practically invented in Sorrento. Numerous masters of the art are highlighted in the museum. The collection of amazing examples of inlaid woodwork is awesome. If you appreciate artisans, this place is for you.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

although marquetry might seem like a minority interest, this has something for everyone from everyday objects like hairbrushes and writing sets to some amazing carved wooden beds, alongside beautifully crafted pictures in wood of local and classical scenes. There is even a series of pieces of furniture each decorated with an identical spaniel.

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Gorokan, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

i visited the Inlaid wood museum when I was in Sorrento in 2012 and I was amazed at all the beautiful work done by the Artisans by hand and with fairly primitive tools. The pieces were beautiful and seemed much better than what was in the Shops around Sorrento , But just thinking of how long it must have taken... More

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Sorrento, Italy
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The owner of this fantastic local history and inaid wood museum is an architech who teaches contemporary wood inlaid wood skills to students. This continues the local traditions in a enthusiastic energetic way. He purchased this mansion and restored it with care in the historic part of Sorrento. He did fifty exhibitions of his inlay work and decorates homes in... More

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