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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 26511
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A hidden gem.

What an amazing space with so many neat, spectacular and mind-bobbling artistic feats under one... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Beauty in miniature

This museum is one of my favorite places to visit when I am in Florence. Once you have been to it... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
San Marco
+39 055 26511
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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.

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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
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

Thank hedog2017
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

2  Thank Dumdoc
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Exquisite workmanship in seldom-seen artistry. The second-floor collection of the tools used to create these extraordinary pieces was fascinating in itself.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

I wouldn't have gone out of my way to visit this museum, but it was right near the Accademia and I love marble. This is a small museum with gorgeous inlaid marble table tops, colorful marble sculpture, beautiful wall and ceiling art, and marble samples....More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 22 October 2016

In addition to the usual table tops made out of inlaid stones, there were some "pictures" made entirely of pieces of stone put together: for example, a blue and white agate represented the sky.

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a regular stop for us when in Florence. The workmanship and beauty of the work is unrivaled. Presentation is first rate and the experience in very manageable in terms of time and money.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A friend of mine recommended to go visit this small museum, and I am glad I did. The entrance fee is modest (Eur 4), and each room has nicely made up explanations in 4 languages. The artistry and skills for handling semiprecious stones plus the...More

1  Thank MuttiB
Reviewed 19 July 2016

You can get in and out of this museum in under 45 minutes, but it is absolutely worth the time and (minimal) effort. Right around the corner from Galleria dell'Accademia, it is convenient to other plans (but you really need to get to the other...More

Thank SasquatchFingers
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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