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The Florentine Mosaic private tour

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One-hour guided tour inside the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Workshop of the inlaid of semiprecious stones): the Florentine Mosaic of semi-precious stones created by Ferdinando de' Medici. It was a workshop for the creation of decorations for the tombs of the Medici family. In order to enjoy the elegance and perfection of these works we should touch them. Unfortunately we are not allowed, so all we can do is observing them from a very close distance: jasper, mother-of-pearl, malachite, lapis lazuli, all kinds of quartz, precious marbles become carved designs. Take a whole hour for yourself and listen the expert guide telling you about this ancient technique. Appreciate works of great artistic and social value from the time of the Medici Family!

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Stop At: Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Via Degli Alfani 78, 50121, Florence Italy

Jasper, mother-of-pearl, malachite, lapis lazuli, all kinds of quartz, precious marbles that have become carved designs. They are so precise and perfect that they have been called "Paintings made of stone". Paintings, tables, tabernacles and even a whole fireplace in malachite! You'll hear an extraordinary story about the Medici's Florentine Mosaic!

Duration: 1 hour