Opificio delle pietre dure. Florence.

4 Apr 2010

 

 

 

In my opinion, this is a jewel of a museum, and something completely unique. It was a huge surprise and definitely will be in my top ten. 

 

This museum is located 2 minutes’ walk from the Academy Gallery where the famous Michelangelo’s David can be found and for which there is a very long queue. People come to see David and so this museum does not receive many visitors - unlucky for them but lucky for you, because you can enjoy their amazing works of art alone and in peace. 

 

The famous Medici family started a trend of giving as a present to all of their guests a table made with decorative inlays of marble and granite. These were hugely expensive and time-consuming to create, as well as beautiful, and served to prove how wealthy and powerful the family were. There aren't many of these works of art in the world because of their price, the skill needed to create them, and because some of the stone needed does not exist anymore. 

 

The museum is tiny but you can see pictures, portraits and tables made with “pietre dure” and also stones with different colours and uses and all the tools involved in the creation of these special works of art. 

 

They need to advertise this amazing place more and offer some postcards for visitors to buy, because they do not allow you to take photos. 

 

By all means, go to see the statue of David, but then visit this incredible museum.

 

 

http://www.opificiodellepietredure.it

Share on Facebook
Please reload

Featured Posts

Opificio delle pietre dure. Florence.

04/04/2010

1/1
Please reload

Recent Posts

August 23, 2017

August 20, 2017

September 15, 2016

August 8, 2016

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Google+ - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • TripAdvisor - Black Circle
© Copyright 2017 Andrea Castro Abad all rights reserved
www.artkedu.com
andrea@artkedu.com
kastroabad@gmail.com
Tel. (0044) 7729 2802 74
  • Google+ - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now