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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

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Gorgeous and fascinating

I thought I'd be interested in a museum for mosaics, but I had no idea how blown away I'd be by the... read more

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Interesting but small and crowded

The displays are nice to look at but this museum is very small and gets very crowded without really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Marco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought I'd be interested in a museum for mosaics, but I had no idea how blown away I'd be by the beauty and appreciation for the skill and time it must take to produce these marvelous pieces. For some reason, I assumed this would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stork90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The displays are nice to look at but this museum is very small and gets very crowded without really having that many people in it. We visited with the Firenze card and wouldn't have paid to go in separately but did enjoy a quick browse.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

I happen to like pietre dure a lot and this museum (not in lonely planet so no people in it :-)) has many superb pieces

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This museum provided even more awesome art than I expected. Most of the pictures are made of different types and colors of stones mined in and around Florence. From pictures of flowers to wonderful tabletops with pictures of musical instruments, flowers, fruit, etc. this place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank annie02018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Of course you need to see "David" and the "Uffizi" but this little gem (pardon the pun) is amazing. You'll look at what you think is a picture but, oh no, it's inlay. I sorta put my nose up as close as I could and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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giancarlobuzzanca, Responsabile sito web at Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Really glad for your comment Grazie !!! Lo staff OPD

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Not high on our list but we passed on our way from our hotel to San Marco so we stopped by. Was pleased we did as we were met by a small group of Florentine art history students who had to provide guiding here for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

About 10 years ago, we visited the showroom and workshop of Antichimarmi.it in Fiumicino, and fell in love with pietre dure, art made by cutting stone into pieces that can be assembled into pictures that have shading, perspective, and perfect colouring. We finally were able...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rondi3
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Supporting the beautiful art commissioned by the Medici and Italian royalty over the centuries are the workshops that developed and maintained the skills of craftsmen (and women) working with wood, stone, metal and semi precious stones. This is a very small museum dedicated to all...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank TheMcLeanVAFive
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Not a large museum, but it is worth to visit it. You will see a lot of stone work, sometimes you won't believe that is made from stone. Like paintings!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 545medva
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We nearly passed by this small museum but were lured in by free admission through our Florence card. Were we lucky to make the stop at this little "gem" with its gorgeous masterpieces of seml-precious stones. The artwork of inlaid stone is displayed in beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Walter S
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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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August 4, 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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