Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure
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8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
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8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
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Ellen W
Philadelphia, PA178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
If you buy a 5-day pass to the Uffizi (and I highly recommend it), your pass also includes this often ignored gem of a museum (pun intended). Pietra Dura (hard stone) is the art of precision cutting semi-precious stones and fitting the pieces together to form patterns and images. The museum displays framed panels, furniture, and other decorative objects. And they are spectacular! Upstairs is a recreation of a workshop with workers’ stations, tools, hundreds of slices of stone specimens, and an excellent video explaining the process of creating these intricate and wondrous objects. This museum is just around the corner from the Accademia Galleries, so if you’re going to see David, stop by here too.
Written June 22, 2023
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Exploring Chris
Calgary, Canada252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Very nice little "tier two" museum. You can get admission free if you buy the Uffizi Gallery 5 museum ticket and the location is quite central. The stone mosaics are really incredible and we found ourselves staying longer than we had anticipated.
Written February 6, 2022
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I was a little overwhelmed with all the religious art, so little Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure was a much needed change.

This wonderful museum is free with the Uffizi ticket. This is the place where you can see how the beautiful mosaics of the inlaid marble walls in the Cappella di Medici were created. It was astounding to find out how many types of marble and semiprecious stones were used to produce those intricate patterns on the walls of the Cappella dei Principi. The process of creating mosaics is thoroughly explained in the very informative short documentary on the second floor. I was completely alone in this treasure of a museum, I doubt tourists even know about it.
Written December 21, 2022
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BrianSpence
Belfast, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We had entrance included in Uffizi tickets but actually well worth the modest entrance price.

Focussed on the art of crafting stone inlays.

Beautiful exhibits and an incredible video.

Only quibble would be lack of multi lingual signage.
Written July 13, 2022
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Depense E
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A museum about mosaic 'paintings'.
At first I did not caught what it was as the result seems to be a super detailed and nice acrylic painting. This is actually small pieces of gems or semi precious stones carefully choosen for there color and degradé and carved one by one, assembled.... the underlying workload, care and patience to create those artifacts are absolutely crazy.

Though the security is a little bit too much on the edge.
Written August 17, 2022
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
A great little museum devoted to mosaics and inlaid stonework of marble and semi-precious stones. I know it is quirky and sounds peculiar but the stoneworks are beautiful and very distinct. It is near the San Marco and the Accademia museums. The first floor has many exhibits while the second has a nice video explaining the various artistic techniques. Great find! BTW, admission is free of you have your Uffizi ticket.
Written July 15, 2023
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Julie W
Norwich, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is well worth a visit. A small museum with beautiful exhibits. An art which is so amazing. Unfortunately due to the circumstances we are in at the moment there was no video presentation or any demonstrations which was a shame, but we did pop in a shop close by and they did have a video of how these pieces are put together, incredible.
Written September 19, 2020
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bew48
Toronto, Canada37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
This MUSEUM OF PRECIOUS STONES was empty when we arrived, a welcome experience after fighting throngs of tourists at the Uffizi, the Pitti, etc etc. Semi precious stones, marble, alabaster, etc are the materials that are used for inlaid furniture, landscapes and portraits. Upstairs there is a workshop, (from the 16th century) no longer in use, but it is fascinating to see how the painstaking process is applied.
We spent an hour there, had a gelato in a cafe nearby and then went to the Academia that is located just around the corner.
There are descriptions in English and the fee is 4 euros.
Time well spent!!!!!!
Written April 15, 2012
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LenaLindaLerry
Tallinn, Estonia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
Florence is a city full of people, especially tourists. During my tour around the city I saw a lot of foreigners and good thing we had one goal in common, to get to explore the place and be able to experience and amazing adventure around Tuscany. Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure is an amazing museum that is sure to entice your interest in mosaics and artworks. It is really worth visiting. A learning experience for me. The mosaic designs and work from different artists was worth the viewing as well.
Written February 21, 2014
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Perry Grinate
Ashby de la Zouch, UK725 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Some great pietra dura stuff to see, and best of all a video showing the extraordinary amount of time it takes to create a table top out of semi-precious stones. I got in here with my three day ticket which also covered Palas Pitti, Boboli Gardens and the Uffizi
Written February 25, 2020
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