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I Mosaici Di Lastrucci

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Address: Via dei Macci, 9, Florence, Italy
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An amazing workshop of craftsmen

I was able to visit I Mosaici di Lastrucci as a part of the Salon/Sanctuary Sacro/Profano Festival guided tour through Florentine museums, but it is also open for visitors who are... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was able to visit I Mosaici di Lastrucci as a part of the Salon/Sanctuary Sacro/Profano Festival guided tour through Florentine museums, but it is also open for visitors who are not part of an organized program. Seeing the hand cutting of rock with a wire saw and the delicate filing and sanding required to get each piece to fit... More 

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California
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This working studio also houses a small museum of pietre dure objects. The people who work here are charming and helpful, but not at all intrusive. We bought a lovely small "painting," and Enrico, the artist who made it (a 35-year veteran at Lastrucci) explained all the stones to us, as well as the process. The staff is also expert... More 

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Media, PA
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Don't hesitate to enter this fascinating studio. I was a bit intimated going in, but the family is incredibly gracious and give a wonderful tour of their work and gallery. Everything is done in the centuries old tradition and is incredibly labor intensive. You could stare at some of the finished works for hours - absolutely incredible workmanship. Obviously this... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

This is a wonderful place to see the artists at work. Intriguing and beautiful don't do the art form justice. This is a must see. We visited in the evening around 5pm. The shop was not at all crowded and the artists were working on various pieces. We had a 2 year old in tow (stroller) but were easily able... More 

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

This was the highlight of our trip to the Mediterranean. Old world trade of mosaic stone art. Tough place to fine but worth the time as well as seeing the talent of these artists. Family run business that is very inviting. A must go to place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

We felt so welcomed in the studio. We were given a personal tour on how they cut the stones and make the mosaics. Then we visited their gallery. Such a rare treat - and such absolutely beautiful works of art.

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Virginia
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

If you are already familiar with the art of pietre dure you absolutely cannot miss a visit to I Mosaici di Lastrucci the next time you visit Firenze. If you have not yet seen much of this work, then first visit the Opificio delle Pietra Dure and/or the Galleria Palatina in the Palazzo Pitti then go to this botega to... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

Usually, you visualize little colored square tiles that make up an image. So imagine my surprise when I walked into the Mosaici Di Lastrucci today. The craftspeople there created mosaics without using precut or prefabricated tiles. They created portraits, landscapes, and street scenes juat as painters would paint on a canvas. The difference is that they did it with colored... More 

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Manhattan
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We visited I Mosaici Di Lastrucci on the recommendation of our tour guide Lara. It was the highlight of our visit to Florence! Bruno and his son, Iacopo, are the most amazing artists/craftsman that I have ever seen! I was more impressed with the mosaics that they create, than I was with the Sistine Chapel! The works that they create... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

After reading all the reviews, we decided we had to visit this workshop and were not disappointed. If we hadn't read them, I never would have walked into what appears to be a private space, but as soon as we did we were warmly welcomed by the wife/daughter-in-law of the father/son team of master craftsmen who were working at their... More 

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