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Scarpelli Mosaici

Via Ricasoli 59/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 212587
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Best Pietra Dura shop in Florence

Very high quality pieces and exquisite courtesy of the staff make shopping there an outstanding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Avner S
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Lansing, Michigan
Incredible!

Our tour guide took us here and we were amazed by the pieces and the artistry. Breathtaking and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
BrianN3
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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A workshop in the heart of Florence that continues the tradition of mosaics in hard stone, which dates from the Renaissance. An art gallery containing artefacts created entirely by the expert hands of the master craftsmen Renzo and Leonardo Scarpelli. The Scarpelli Bottega d'Arte is open to all visitors wanting look around the workbenches, where the mosaic artists patiently work at creating stone paintings.Catia, master craftsman Renzo's daughter, devotes herself to welcoming the customers and taking them on a guided tour of the laboratory so that they can discover the true value of the traditional "Florentine mosaic work".The art passion of Scarpelli's family became the job of its life.The Florentine mosaic work (commesso fiorentino or mosaico fiorentino) is a common heritage that should be preserved as a great treasure over the centuries.
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Via Ricasoli 59/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
San Marco
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+39 055 212587
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very high quality pieces and exquisite courtesy of the staff make shopping there an outstanding experience. Especially appreciated was their attention to details and very thorough, friendly and warm service. One can also observe them (workshop-like) creating the art on location. If you are looking...More

Thank Avner S
Catia S, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's a real pleasure to know that you had a great experience in our studio gallery. It's exactly what we hope when people visit us. Our workshop is open to all visitors who want to learn more about our special art and want to bring...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Our tour guide took us here and we were amazed by the pieces and the artistry. Breathtaking and impressive shop and the clear vocation of the artists was evident. I should have bought something when we were there because I can't find a way to...More

Thank BrianN3
Catia S, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hello Brian, thank you for your kind words! You can contact us by email: info@scarpellimosaici.it but we don't have a catalogue because each piece is unique! Let's keep in touch and you will have the piece that you really like because we ship all over...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were fortunate to have a native tour guide on our trip to Florence that took us to this beautiful store and workshop! WOW! Such a beautiful display of true craftsmanship! The founder Renzo Scarpelli, was kind enough to show us how this age old...More

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Catia S, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you for your words, my father loves his art and loves to share its secrets with all our visitors! At any age you can be impressed by the beauty of stones and the knowledge of hands! You can follow us on social networks! Ciao

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a mosaic workshop/store that you have to see. This is a dying art with about only 17 people in the world who still do it this way. When you see how they cut the stone and how long it takes to make on...More

Thank Carmen S
Catia S, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

I'm amazed by your nice words!!!! We try to do our best to share our special art with all our visitors that's why we open the doors of our studio! Thank you very much for your visit and we hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I had never heard of this type of art before visiting the studio with a local tour guide. It was immediately clear that the artists take passion in all aspects of their work -- from finding beautiful rocks to cutting them precisely and assembling the...More

Thank Dave P
Catia S, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Dear Dave, Thank you for your purchase and for your kind visit. We want to share our passion for this special art with everybody who comes in and is looking for an experience! I'm preparing the shipping and I'm sure the crate will reach you...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016

We were recommended to visit this place from someone we met on our travels. We were warmly welcomed and they explained the whole process to us and showed us the beautiful art. If only being a young student did not mean we were on such...More

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Catia S, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

It was our pleasure to meet you in our studio! I also think that the best way to travel is to speak with people and they can give you very good suggestions! Thank you for visiting us!!!

Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited and the staff was extremely attentive. The shop consists of both finished pieces along with studio space with many pieces that are underway. They will do commissions. The talent that is displayed is well worth the time to visit. These artisans are what...More

Thank Anthony H
Catia S, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Thank you very much for your visit. We love to show the process of our special art form to everybody who comes into the studio. We hope to meet you again next time in Florence. Warm Regards

Reviewed 24 September 2016

This amazing shop is located in the historical centre of Florence. If you want to buy anything related to mosaics, this is the place. Scarpelli Mosaici is a famous family business for making magnificent pieces of artwork produced from fine pieces of mosaic which are...More

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catia s, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank you for explaining to everybody our centuries old Florentine tradition! We welcome all the visitors to let them know about this art. We hope to see you again in Florence and greetings to your wonderfull land!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I've never seen artwork quite like this--every piece is hand cut like a jigsaw puzzle to produce some of the most magnificent pieces of art you'll ever see in your life. My family was amazed at the craftsmanship and attention to detail needed to produce...More

Thank Glenn K
catia s, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

I have no words to thank you! It's a real pleasure for us to show every phase of this intricate Florentine art form. We hope to see you again one day in Florence and we will be pleased to welcome you again! Ciao

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This beautiful shop sits between the Accademia and Palazzo Medici Ricardi. The small but intricate pieces are true gems. It is quite impressive to see the artist's space. Stones are heaped up in piles in the storefront. Then looking on, one can observe the artist...More

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catia s, Proprietario at Scarpelli Mosaici, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you for describing our art and the place where we transform the raw materials into masterpieces. We want to share our passion with everybody who comes in and discover the Florentine technique of Commesso Fiorentino in pietre dure. I hope to see you again...More

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