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M.G. Design

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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When you walk down the street and look in windows of shops and see the artist painting or working... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Memories and a Wonderful Experience Both times!

My wife and I had the good fortune to get married outside of Florence in 2012 and worked with this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian C
Brooklyn, New York
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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
San Giovanni
+39 055 287777
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All reviews painted ceramics maria giovanna beautiful hand true artist via ghibellina ceramic pieces each piece ceramic shop beautiful items beautiful pottery shapes and sizes art studio serving pieces hand painting large platter perfect gift treasure forever
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk down the street and look in windows of shops and see the artist painting or working right in the shop, GO IN! That's how I met Maria! She was so accommodating, welcoming and kind to my friend and I as we looked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank emilyn12897
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the good fortune to get married outside of Florence in 2012 and worked with this artist to make absolutely beautiful wine-stoppers as a gift for our guests. As we recently bought our first home and had our first child, I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

After checking Trip Advisor, I chose M.G. Design for my pottery purchase because of all the rave reviews. As soon as I entered the store, I was warmly welcomed and guided along to make the best selections for my needs. I am looking forward to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martha E
Reviewed 30 November 2018

The designs on the plates, mugs and more are absolutely amazing, all are hand painted so the price is reasonable for the amount of work which goes into them. Loved the poppy design the most.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We stumbled across this great little shop that isn't well marked on the outside. Everything is made in the shop by Maria, who is very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Her work is beautiful and there's something special about buying a piece of art...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 21DAW
mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you so much for your review ,and I hope to see you again in florence in the future !!! Best regard M GIOVANNA

Reviewed 10 November 2018

I met Maria in Florence this summer (July) and ordered 6 pasta bowls. My family received the bowls in October, but I promise they are worth the wait! M.G. is an excellent communicator, and she is very intentional about making sure you receive the product...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicholas V
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I purchased the items pictured as well as a little magnet and my friend bought a coffee mug. I would decorate my whole house with Maria's creations if I could get them all back to Canada! Her little shop is adorable and I plan to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leanne604
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We found this shop by accident as it's off the main streets and glad we did. Super cute and quaint and Maria is so friendly and helpful. We ordered a custom piece and bought a few other items and they just arrived. Beautiful hand painted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Petie040460
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

My son visited Florence this past summer and visited MG Designs. He met Maria and was impressed with her work and designs. He decided to order a set of pasta dishes for me as a gift. Maria hand paints each one so I received them...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Heather V
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to walk by this shop and art studio of Maria’s and to meet this beautiful and special lady. Her pieces are truly incredibly beautiful and made with much love. We bought a magnificent bowl that we will treasure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 920denises
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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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