Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence

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  • The Opificio delle Pietre dure is one treasure chest designed to enhance the sense of beauty which is expressed, and often hidden, inside of the stones. You can see a lot of natural stones, or section, or in the processing and in the combinations of colors more sublime. Every use of stone as decoration and as exaltation of the mineral Kingdom finds its expression. Wonderful, upstairs, the archives of the various types of precious stones, including the rare Stones, typically Tuscan town Imervigli which, that trigger the imagination of the viewer with their mysterious miniature landscapes: are the games of minerals and water in the folds of matter and time. An aesthetic experience for those who love the generous nature of semiprecious stones and also for those who study art and restoration.
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  • Also for this Museum in my humble opinion it is useful to the company of a guide. This is a particular Museum, niche, very nice, works of an invoice and extraordinary beauty. Thanks to John, our guide provided by the concerns of the hotel where we were staying, we delved into the history of this Museum, its evolution over time and its current function. To visit it all takes an hour, time well spent.
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  • 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 go...  more »
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  • Such a wonderful museum! Genius craftworks since Renaissance. Shame that it's not very much known..
  • The first thing that impressed us is the price of this museum: 4€ normally and 2€ reduced (age depending, not for students). Inside it is quite small but there are a lot of wonderful carving and setting works to see. There are two floors in this museum while in the first there are this finished operas in the second there are the instruments used in a lab to work the stones and on a wall there is a collection of hundreds of the most famous stones used for those works like alabasters, granite, lapislazzuli etc. etc. This museum is not so much advertised and is quite hidden in Via degli Alfani, doesn't seems so nice from outside, but if you go in Florence you should visit it! The only defect is that maybe is too small but for that price it is acceptable.
  • Amazing and very understated
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  • Ferdinand I de ' Medici was responsible for the founding of artistic craftsmanship characterized by processing of precious stones. The Museum actually collects unfinished works or result of changes and subsequent dismantling and, in the rooms on the ground floor, there are the Medici Granducal period productions, while the upper floor houses the laboratory delle pietre dure, with a rich sample of stone and tools and Workbenches. Today there is no mention of artistic workshop, but restoration Centre that caters primarily to sculptures and stone artifacts, in connection with the growing interest and the subsequent restoration of historical buildings.
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