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Address: Via Ghibellina 119r | Few minute from Santa S Croce Church and Bargello Museum, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39055287777
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IN the heart of the historic centre of Florence ,a few minute from the...

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 a kiln ,or even creating a new line . In her creations she is inspired by the Tuscan landscape ,poppies ,bright flowers,vineyards ,olive trees etcc on vases ,trays ,bowls etcc.All lead free and dishwasher safe . Maria Giovanna will be very glad to orders if you allow her the time to make each piece unique .The products ,once done ,will be safely shipped to you and insured for possible damage .One of MARIA GIOVANNA's pieces in your home is a splendid souvenir of your visit to FLORENCE .

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Maria's passion shows in her work!

While traveling through Italy we stopped into M.G. Design based off a Tripadvisor recommendation. It did not steer us wrong. We loved Maria Giovanna's designs & quality of work... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While traveling through Italy we stopped into M.G. Design based off a Tripadvisor recommendation. It did not steer us wrong. We loved Maria Giovanna's designs & quality of work. They are a bit pricey so we decided to look else where as we completed our travels. We found nothing that compared so we contacted her via Facebook once we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to browse around. Beautifully made & painted ceramics. Spoke with artist's husband who was very gracious. Ended up purchasing a lovely handpainted magnet which we enjoy looking at everyday.

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Thompson Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Just stumbled upon this lovely, small, original ceramics shop while looking for our B & B. SO thankful that I did. M.G. was as hospitable as possible, her works are original, not massed produced like so many other shops. Her Tuscany designs and colors are outstanding. She very graciously showed her workplace, kiln, painting area. She will customize any piece.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a cut above the standard ceramics shops of Florence who largely carry the same or similar mass produced items. This is a shop where the pieces are made on site and are uniquely beautiful. Highly recommended.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Posted on behalf of my parents: On our return trip to Florence we made a point to re-visit Maria Giovanna's ceramic shop. Her pieces are bright and beautiful and she is always so welcoming. Her shop is worth a stop to find lovely treasures from Florence.

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mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this review

Thanks a lot KRISTEN !!! I hope to see you soon in FLORENCE !! More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A very quaint shop, filled with original ceramic pieces that are functional, as well as art, depicting various areas in Tuscany/ Florence.The proprietress was very cordial and took a grea deal of time with us to plain her work. She arranged for shipping of a large piece back to the US for one of the people in our group. Highly... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I'm soooo glad I stumbled upon this sweet little ceramic store! I had been wanting to buy my mom a ceramic gift, but she knows her stuff and I wasn't about to bring home some crappy little ceramic plate that you could find in any gift shop in Florence... My momma raised me better than that!! So when I saw... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped in Maria's ceramic store and I found my perfect plate with the farmhouse and olive trees that I wanted as a reminder of our wonderful cooking class in the Chianti region. Her ceramics are truly a work of art. She puts so much love and thought into her work. My plate had the beautiful blue sky, the olive... More 

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mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this review

Thank you so much really a pleasure to have known you !!! i will work to create some new beautiful ceramics pieces. I hope to see you soon .......STAY TUNED!!!! LOVE M GIOVANNA More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stumbled upon this quaint shop while exploring Florence. The artist was in residence and walked us through all of her designs. All were breathtaking. We weren't even in the market for ceramics but she was so charming and the items were so diverse and lovely we just had to buy. She shipped all our items with such care. We... More 

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mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this review

thanks a lot LINDA really pleasure to have known you .I will work to create new creation and new masterpiece . I hope to see you soon ! STAY you TUNED!!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful workshop where you can be a eye-witness of creation of the masterpiece. We have bought here vessels for olive oil painted with the Tuscany landscapes.

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