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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 26511
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A Trove of Inspiration and Amazing Craftsmanship for Artists

The description of the museum is a bit vague, I think, because they mostly refer to the stone work... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Genevieve G
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Manila, Philippines
Best Florence Museum of Our Entire Trip!

If you're looking for something truly Italian, off-the-beaten-path, or look beyond the typical... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
suzy2wanda
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Lompoc, California
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“small museum” (14 reviews)
“table tops” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
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"semi precious stones"
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"small museum"
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"table tops"
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"amazing craftsmanship"
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"inlaid marble"
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"less than an hour"
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"beautiful things"
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"amazing pieces"
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"medici chapel"
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"workshop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Genevieve G
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Reviewed 2 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

1  Thank suzy2wanda
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Just round the corner from"David" and a surprise to the casual visitor. Beautiful inlaid pieces, no thronging crowds and simple guide cards to lead you gently through this home of master craftsmanship.

Thank 675phil
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This was a brilliant surprise some truly amazing pieces showing amazing skill. You don't need to spend a lot of time in the museum but is well worth a visit

Thank Matt E
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This has limited general interest but is a stunningly beautiful presentation of pietra dura (hard stone) works from the Renaissance to the present. Well worth the time and effort

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I have been there after a friend of mine suggested it to me. I have seen incredible pieces of art, where the artists, using a variety of stones made a sort of inlaid paintings with an extremely high level of detail. It's very cheap and...More

Thank Thomas d
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

What an amazing space with so many neat, spectacular and mind-bobbling artistic feats under one roof. The artistic talen and sheer skill blew my mind and I found myself in deep admiration that such wonders could be created by hand... It boggles the mind.

Thank ExPatBorderWorker
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This museum is one of my favorite places to visit when I am in Florence. Once you have been to it, the stone inlay on the altars in the Medici Chapel in San Lorenzo with the Michelangelo sculptures are even more amazing.

Thank LauraMD
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Looking for the Accademia we went around the wrong corner and found this little museum. The work is just astounding. How the marble could have been carved and fitted thus was a complete mystery until we found the benches and tools upstairs. Some of the...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

This museum is small and can be as quick as you like. It is extremely close to the Accademia, so it can easily take less than an hour of your day including the time it takes to get there if you are going to see...More

3  Thank Dumdoc
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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
...More
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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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