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Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure

  • Via degli Alfani 78 Map It
  • San Marco

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Adjacent to this fascinating small museum is an opificio, or workshop, that Ferdinand I established in 1588 to train craftsmen in the art of working with precious and semiprecious stones and marble (pietre dure means hard stones). Four hundred–plus years later, the workshop is renowned as a center for the restoration of mosaics and inlays in semiprecious stones. The museum is highly informative, and includes some magnificent late Renaissance examples of this highly specialized and beautiful craft.

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Via degli Alfani 78, Florence, Tuscany, 50121, Italy

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  • €4

Published 06/07/2016


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