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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 26511
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Very interesting!

It was amazing to see all the masterpieces made from semi-precious stones that belonged to Medici... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
via mobile
A welcome change from the status quo

If you like gems, semi precious stones and art this place is more impressive than many of the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Nick H
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Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
San Marco
+39 055 26511
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

It was amazing to see all the masterpieces made from semi-precious stones that belonged to Medici family! The museum has two floors, that are full of funuture, pictures,paintings,desks and other subjects from stones. It is incredible to imagine how did they manage to do this...More

Thank Yamidsommar2
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

If you like gems, semi precious stones and art this place is more impressive than many of the popular attractions in Florence. Our favourite venue after climbing the Duomo and David.

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I really enjoyed visiting Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure, which is devoted to the art of mosaics and other precious stone artwork. It has examples of the most beautiful art from the early Renaissance through the 19th century. The variety and quality of the artwork...More

Thank lllaroo
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Florence is known for its mosaic carving and this museum is devoted to this art. Not only are there spectacular mosaics on display, but also the tools and minerals used to make them. The museum is only open until early afternoon but it is near...More

Thank Autolysej
Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you wish to see and learn about the creativity present in Florence from the early Renaissance on, this museum is not to be missed.

Thank bhodes22
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure on Via Alfani is a very interesting museum. Showcasing all sorts of arts and crafts from pietre dure. A nice, not too popular museum in a central location, this is definitely a place to visit while in Florence.

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I would never have sought out this unpublicised museum had I not been travelling with a friend who loves pietre dure. What a find! An excellently presented museum showing a range of the most beautiful works of art created from slivers of coloured stone. The...More

Thank Rosemary27652
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

And the crowds are gone. We were fortunate enough to visit the week of the Guides to Florence provided by hide school seniors. The museum had been divided into 5 or more parts. A you went from section to section of the museum, the students...More

Thank Cole O
Reviewed 5 December 2015

No one ever goes here, even Florentines !! It is incredible, and you will actually have a museum in Florence all to yourself !! The collection is mind boggling, (don't rush trough it, take your time), and it is near to other places of interest.

1  Thank FROOOM
Reviewed 25 November 2015

A curiously dull and slightly disappointing experience given how many craftsmen are still working in Florence making masterpieces using this traditional technique. Maybe it was the lighting or that the whole display needs a jolly good update and overhaul. As it is it feels musty...More

Thank Anna S
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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What are the museum's opening days and hours? Thanks.
5 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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