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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

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Julie W wrote a review Sep 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom42 contributions75 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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nicolas s wrote a review Feb 2020
Milan, Italy2,237 contributions761 helpful votes
the displays were fascinating, but the video was really the best part of the visit . never seen a museum of this kind, a very nice surprise!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Perry Grinate wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom713 contributions273 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Richard G wrote a review Dec 2019
San Antonio, Texas214 contributions64 helpful votes
This great little museum tells the story of the craft of pierre dure-of inlaid pictures with varied stones precisely cut, polished, and placed to make fantastic pictures, table tops, etc.There are laminated sheets for each of the rooms labeling and explaining the exhibits in a variety of languages. The finished inlaid products are fantastic-some going back hundreds of years. And to think a short walk away are crowds lining up to see the David, not even knowing that this little museum is something they could enjoy after the David without any wait to enter. Many first time visitors to Florence would want to visit many other places other than this, but for a repeat tourist, this museum would be an excellent choice to spend a couple of fantastic hours.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MurielV wrote a review Oct 2019
45 contributions28 helpful votes
This museum is full of beautiful and astonishing works of intricate inlaid stone. As a bonus the second floor displays equipment and beautiful samples of the materials used in this art. It was my husband's favorite place in Florence, and a nice respite from Madonnas and Saints. It's also a shorter visit than, say, the Uffizi or the Pitti Palace, and fits nicely into anyone's schedule.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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