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M.G. Design

Closes in 18 min: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Worth the wait!

I met Maria in Florence this summer (July) and ordered 6 pasta bowls. My family received the bowls... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nicholas V
Beautiful items!

I purchased the items pictured as well as a little magnet and my friend bought a coffee mug. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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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 painted ceramics maria giovanna beautiful hand true artist ceramic pieces each piece beautiful items shapes and sizes via ghibellina art studio wonderful shop beautiful pottery serving pieces ceramic shop hand painting large platter lavender fields
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Heather V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

Thank DivingDiva2014
mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 October 2018 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 robynf859
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

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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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