Day Tour

Cruise Shore Experience - Opificio delle Pietre Dure and Cappelle medicee (6 Hours)

Onirikos, Italian Experiences Designer

Florence, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cruise Shore Experience - Opificio delle Pietre Dure and Cappelle medicee (6 Hours )

Florence, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description


Opificio delle Pietre Dure and Cappelle medicee


You will meet your driver at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.

He will drive you to Florence where you will meet your Professional Guide in order to experience a unique excursion in Florence.

The Precious Stones Institute or “Opificio delle Pietre Dure” was born at the behest of Ferdinand I de 'Medici as a manufactory for processing furniture semi-precious stones. The Museum is today a modern center that specializes in the restoration, is a direct subsidiary of artistic craftsmanship characterized the treatment of stones, which was officially founded in 1588 by Ferdinand I de 'Medici.  You will have the chance to feel the art of the stones thanks to an expert and professional Curator and Restorer that will show you all the processing techniques to immerse yourself completely in the world of precious stones.  After the Opificio visit you will continue your way through Florence’s jewels of Medici Family.  The Medici Chapels in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence comprise two structures added to Brunelleschi's original design, each intended to celebrate the power of the Medici as Grand Dukes of Tuscany. One is the Sagrestia Nuova, the "New Sacristy", designed by Michelangelo. The other is the Capella dei Principi, the 16th and 17th-century "Chapel of the Princes", which is entirely covered with a revetment of colored marbles inlaid with pietra dura.  

After the visit your driver will escort you back to the Port.

About Us

We offer unique access to some of the most unavailable & undiscovered experiences one can imagine. A Milan shopping experience in a fashion designer’s showroom? A private dinner in Venice on the roof terrace of Peggy Guggenheim? Quad bike trekking on the active Etna volcano with an extreme-sport guide? Whatever your client can dream, we can deliver. We focus on designing non-Googleable experiences—watching the Palio di Siena horse race from a hot-air balloon; visiting the private castle where the Godfather trilogy was shot. Kids love visiting an ice cream factory, while big kids clamor for a chance to drive a Maserati or Lamborghini.

Insider Tip

Visit to Excavation underneath the Vatican • Truffle Hunt in Tuscany or Piemonte • Vasari Corridor in Florence • Private visit to the Sistine Chapel

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS (general policy)

Please ALWAYS refer to the specific payments terms and cancellation policy clearly stated in the booking form. The payments terms and cancellation fees might depends on seasonality and on the specific service booked (i.e. an after hour private visit can be NON refundable already at the time of the booking)

Villa-Apartments Rental, Yacht Charter, Private Jet and Helicopter Charter:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 60% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 60 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

Hotel Bookings:

- from time of confirmation to 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 50% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

All other services:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival no penalty will be charged;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 75% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.



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Rome and Sorrento, Italy

By: EBC


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

The guides were knowledgeable and easy to understand. We enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi