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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

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To my surprise this is probably my favorite museum in Florence.

Of course you need to see "David" and the "Uffizi" but this little gem (pardon the pun) is amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Diego, California
What a surprising museum

Not high on our list but we passed on our way from our hotel to San Marco so we stopped by. Was... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Tony G
Cricklade, United Kingdom
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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 4 weeks ago

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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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

1  Thank Tony G
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

Thank rondi3
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

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

Thank BexleyBella
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
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The description of the museum is a bit vague, I think, because they mostly refer to the stone work and whatnot, but really, as an artist, I loved studying and inspecting all the amazing pieces in this museum. It's a small museum but rich with...More

1  Thank Genevieve G
Reviewed 1 February 2018

If you're looking for something truly Italian, off-the-beaten-path, or look beyond the typical traveler's must-see list, check out the Museum of Hard Rocks. Actually, it's about semi-precious stone, and it's both a museum and resource for restoration of Italy's vast number of intarsia and stone...More

3  Thank suzy2wanda
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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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