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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

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Superb collection

I happen to like pietre dure a lot and this museum (not in lonely planet so no people in it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
Rocks? Mosaics? Paintings? Lapidary machines? You'll find it all here

This museum provided even more awesome art than I expected. Most of the pictures are made of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Lancaster, Kentucky
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“small museum”(18 reviews)
“on display”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
San Marco
+39 055 26511
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

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...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 8 October 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

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Reviewed 27 August 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

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giancarlobuzzanca, Responsabile sito web at Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 10 July 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

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Reviewed 9 July 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

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Reviewed 9 July 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

1  Thank TheMcLeanVAFive
Reviewed 9 July 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!

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 6 July 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

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Testament to the immense wealth of the Medici family. Not a must see, but worth the time if you have such an interest

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

A friend recommended this museum, and I’m so glad he did. The mosaics were beautiful and it was nice to see the details of this type of collection. This is a recommended stop something, off the beaten path, that you can enjoy for an hour...More

Thank Bruce W
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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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4 August 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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