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Museobottega della Tarsialignea

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Address: Via San Nicola 28, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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+39 081 877 1942
10:00 - 18:30
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Quaint little museum

There isn't really that much to do in Sorrento, although it is a pretty little town around which a pleasant day can be spent wandering. The Museobottega della Tarsialignea... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Damian S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

There isn't really that much to do in Sorrento, although it is a pretty little town around which a pleasant day can be spent wandering. The Museobottega della Tarsialignea (Museum of inlaid wood) is one of the few places that you can actually go into for a look around, and it contains many examples of a form of craftsmanship (and... More 

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8 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This museum tells the story of woodworking in Sorrento especially the intricate inlay work the area is renowned for. Some of the pieces such as the beds took my breath away, well worth a visit/

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I am a woodworker, so I was highly motivated to check out this museum. I was not disappointed. The level of craftsmanship on display is second to none. The detail and quality of the historic work is made even more apparent in contrast to the contemporary work downstairs, which is still interesting. Very few, if any, artists are working at... More 

Thank Fritz M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and informative museum dedicated to the art of wood inlay. This is a dying art. Amazing levels of workmanship displayed from the past 5 centuries. The building it is housed in is worth a visit in itself.

Thank KAM105
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The gentleman who established this museum has done a truly amazing job of collecting artifacts for his exhibits which take up several floors of the building. It is well worth a visit here if you are in Sorrento.

Thank 53Shadrach
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a museum mostly about the art of Intarsia (inlaid wood). That is a tradition here and you see nice examples everywhere (even in our hotel room). But in this museum (also in English) you learn about the technique, you see marvellous art examples of it, and it is very informative.

Thank enare
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Although this is a museum featuring inlaid wood items and art, there is so much more. Paintings, sculpture, household items and history. This was the best for local history and the feel for the town through the years. Would go again because you can't absorb it all at one visit. Although the inside is very updated, there are pieces of... More 

Thank HelenR
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

A fascinating museum that displays very fine examples of the woodworking skills associated with Sorrento. Much more than just the boxes sold for tourists, this is where to see fine antiques.

Thank Lynneall
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Having heard (and seen) that marquetry was a traditional craft in Sorrento we decided to visit the Museum of Inlaid wood on our last morning in the town. It did not disappoint us! The Museum traces the history of marquetry with lots of boxes, pictures and furniture to look at and encouragement to open drawers and see more. There were... More 

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Derbyshire, UK
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a fascinating small museum set in a stunning building. The pieces used to explain the growth of the marquetry industry and the development of the art are gorgeous.

Thank Michelle S

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