Villa Fiorentino Sorrento sede della Fondazione Sorrento

Fondazione Sorrento

Museum Boutique of wood inlay

The nineteenth-century paintings adorning the vaults of some rooms of the building and the superb architectural details which make it precious frame the exhibition of wonderful pieces of furniture and other rare objects made with the technique of wood inlay.
In preserving its original beauty almost unchanged, the building keeps today its ancient splendour high housing the Museum Boutique of Wood Inlay.
For this peculiarity, this building lying in Via San Nicola – very close to the house which at the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century gave hospitality to Cornelia Tasso, the sister of the famous poet from Sorrento –can be almost entirely visited.
An object of deep researches, the famous palace built on an eighteenth-century structure, keeps jealously the secrets of its origins.
The noble family Pomarici Santomasi (from which it takes its name), in fact, began staying there in the second half of the 19th  century, but it is possible that it previously belonged to at least another noble family from Sorrento.
Hardly damaged by  the earthquake as of 1980, the building has undergone delicate restoration works during which it has been possible to find some eighteenth-century hand-painted wallpaper, frescoed stripes along the walls and other details able to cause delightful suggestions, as well as the finding of nineteenth-century paintings, adorning still today the vaults of numerous rooms, did.
The museum housed here is harmonically inserted thanks to the superb location of pieces of furniture and rare inlaid objects.
Not by chance the owners of the building and of the Museum Boutique of Wood Inlay, in the wonderful brochure allowing to appreciate the so many beauties of the whole building, have specified that this museum, besides satisfying its primarily need to give a continuity to the history of Sorrento inlay, with the planning and the commercializing of a culturally renovated production, is a document on the architecture, on applied arts, economy and territory management which, closely linked among one another, have characterized Sorrento from the Eighteenth century until now.
The exhibition and the rooms can be visited from the ground floor to the second floor and offer so many reasons of interest which are difficultly found elsewhere.



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