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Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 26511
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Stunning workmanship

This is a regular stop for us when in Florence. The workmanship and beauty of the work is... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Tom B
Florence, Italy
Hidden Gem off the tourist path

A friend of mine recommended to go visit this small museum, and I am glad I did. The entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
San Jose, California
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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 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
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

1  Thank Yamidsommar2
Reviewed 6 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 20 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 15 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
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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