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M.G. Design

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Tiny shop run by artist with beautiful hand painted ceramics

We found her by accident while searching for a restaurant . Beautiful work , lots of choices . We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Los Angeles, California
Beauitful, authentic art

We wanted to buy quality painted ceramics in Florence, but it is surprisingly hard to find... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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IN the heart of the historic centre of Florence ,a few minute from the Duomo ,THe Church of Santa Croce and the Bargello Museum , you can meet the art studio&shop M.G.DESIGN in via Ghibellina 119/r of MARIA GIOVANNA CIMINO .She is painting,preparing...more
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Via Ghibellina 119r, 50122, Florence, Italy
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All reviews maria giovanna painted ceramics beautiful hand ceramic pieces true artist each piece shapes and sizes via ghibellina wonderful shop beautiful pottery serving pieces beautiful items ceramic shop art studio lavender fields perfect gift classic tuscan
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Reviewed yesterday

We found her by accident while searching for a restaurant . Beautiful work , lots of choices . We bought a large wonderful ceramic tray which was shipped to us, packed incredibly well and arrived intact . So many things to look at in this...More

Thank JoAnn
mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your nice review ..If you want you can follow my ceramics collection with my business page M G DESIGN on facebook ,you can contact me or for a new order Thank's a lot M .G.DESIGN Maria Giovanna ..

Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to buy quality painted ceramics in Florence, but it is surprisingly hard to find. Luckily, we found Maria Giovanna's quaint shop and we couldn't be happier. We saw her hand painting pottery in the store and knew this was the real deal. Her...More

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mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank 's a lot for your nice review! Best regard M Giovanna

Reviewed 5 days ago

8 years ago we discovered the magnificent work of Maria on a trip to Florence. We made sure we had time to stop and shop when we were back in Florence a few weeks ago. We ordered ceramic art from her on our first visit,...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both love Maria Giovanna’s beautiful, hand-painted pottery. In addition to selling ready-to-go merchandise, she also custom paints pottery that she can ship to your home. Highly recommend.

Thank Robyn F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by this Shop after reading all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. We were looking for an address tile for our new home. We quickly learned that this shop is not your typical tourist ceramic shop with the same items you find everywhere, Maria's...More

Thank T C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon Maria’s shop after a Vespa tour. Ended up returning 3 times because I just had to have more!!! Such an enthralling shop with pieces I could stare at for hours. All this eye candy encompasses the Tuscan countryside. A must visit. Maria is...More

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem while in Florence! Maria is an amazing artist and a delight to talk to; she has a beautiful store with all custom creations! Purchased a couple of one-of-a-kind, unique pieces to take home.♥️ #TexanLovesTuscany

Thank debsmil
mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for your nice review ,I hope to see you again in Florence !! Best regard M GIOVANNA

Reviewed 7 September 2018

While in Florence I was searching for a gift for a friend who loves Italian traditional ceramics but I was disgusted by the mass of impersonal “all the same” products available everywhere. Until my feet led me to Maria Giovanna’s studio/shop where I was elated...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

My wife and I were in Italy on our honeymoon and spent a day in Firenze. My wife had been wanting some pottery and we had looked at a couple of shops before we found this one. It was well worth the wait! The owner,...More

Thank salricca
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We visited MG Design three weeks ago after reading the positive reviews left here. Upon entering the store, we were immediately greeted by Maria. She was incredibly friendly and passionate about what she does. We were traveling with our 7 year old daughter, and Maria...More

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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