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M.G. Design

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After checking Trip Advisor, I chose M.G. Design for my pottery purchase because of all the rave... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martha E
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Gorgeous dinnerware and more

The designs on the plates, mugs and more are absolutely amazing, all are hand painted so the price... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed November 30, 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
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Reviewed November 16, 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
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mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 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 November 9, 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
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Reviewed November 3, 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
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Reviewed November 3, 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
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Reviewed October 31, 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 October 20, 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
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoAnn
mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

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 October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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mgd215, Proprietario at M.G. Design, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

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

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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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