Opificio delle Pietre Dure - Florence.  Many examples of this in the Pitti Palace. Pietra Dura or pietre dure, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art

Opificio delle Pietre Dure - Florence. Many examples of this in the Pitti Palace. Pietra Dura or pietre dure, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art

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Colorful entry in Tuscany, Italy.  I will be smiling when I go through this door to my villa.

Colorful entry in Tuscany, Italy. I will be smiling when I go through this door to my villa.

Print of Watercolor Painting Serene Bird 9 x 12 Original Watercolor Painting Pink Flying Blue Purple Turquoise

Print of Watercolor Painting Serene Bird 9 x 12 Original Watercolor Painting Pink Flying Blue Purple Turquoise

Miranda Skoczek

Miranda Skoczek

This hard stone inlay mosaic of a Vase of Flowers by an unknown artist is currently in the Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure, in Florence, Italy. Mosaic by Unknown Artist.

This hard stone inlay mosaic of a Vase of Flowers by an unknown artist is currently in the Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure, in Florence, Italy. Mosaic by Unknown Artist.

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pietra dura - precious, semi-precious stone inlay

pietra dura - precious, semi-precious stone inlay

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The Opificio delle pietre dure, literally meaning Workshop of Semi-Precious Stones, is a public institute of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage based in Florence.

The Opificio delle pietre dure, literally meaning Workshop of Semi-Precious Stones, is a public institute of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage based in Florence.

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Lovely window in Venice

Lovely window in Venice

Decor Santa_Caterina church in Palermo

Decor Santa_Caterina church in Palermo

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Princess of Parrots

Princess of Parrots

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