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All reviews inlaid wood on display small museum beautiful collection gift shop its heyday fascinating insight greater appreciation art form nice diversion rainy day sorrento area craftsmanship marquetry alessandro artists prints
Although it took some determination to find, we were happy to spend almost 3 hours exploring every floor and every piece of historical and modern inlaid/ intarsia/ fretwork/ mosaic ...furniture, frames, ancient writing boxes, beautiful beds of exquisite detail.it is a place we would highly...More
This small museum is definitely worth a detour to visit it. We enjoyed the three floors of antique beautifully crafted furniture, tools, pictures, etc. Plus the modern work is well worth looking at. The marquetry is truly outstanding.
The owner of the villa, Alessandro Florentino,...More
This small museum gives you a fascinating insight in to the art of marquetry and all those boxes ,tables etc which you see in all the shops in Sorrento which has been famous for its intarsio furniture since the 18th century. Some wonderful examplesof elaborately...More
Historical information is beautifully presented over three floors with information in English and Italian. It includes fascinating insights into the old lemon/citrus industries and a marvellous collection of prints of old Sorrento (make sure you open the draws!)
I also learned about the time when...More
I have fond memories of my father making some fabulous little boxes from marquetry so this really was a trip down memory lane. The skill and beauty of the pieces on show plus a glimpse of the history behind this craft was so nice to...More
Inlaid wood is a beautiful craft and here there are many examples of this art form. The palazzo where it is located is also very interesting and worth a look. There are also other crafts and paintings, everything makes for a very pleasant visit.
This was a nice diversion for an hour on a rainy day. It tells the story of the history of the craft of inlaid wood furniture and decorative objects in the Sorrento area. The objects are beautiful, but I would have appreciated more information in...More
This small museum in the heart of Sorrento is well worth a visit. We had a bit of a time finding it, but once we did, we loved wandering the three floors and marveling at the exquisite inlaid wood that Sorrento is known for. You...More
This museum holds a beautiful collection of inlaid wood and other antiques. The building it is housed in is a deceptively grand space offering a sense of retreat from the busy Sorrento streets. Helpful man in reception was enthusiastic about the collection and informative.