Giuliano Ricchi

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S Woods
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Feb 2020
I heard about Giuliano Ricchi's workshop after admiring a friend's embossed business card holder. She told me about an artisan tour in Florence that she took, and I was inspired to go!
I visited on a Thursday morning around 10:00. When I rang the buzzer, a man came and led me through the building to his workshop on the ground floor. He was very kind and showed me around the workshop in the basement, even turning a piece of scrap metal through the machines so I could see how the process worked in full. Then, I went shopping!
The pieces are all so beautiful. He demonstrated what some of them were and left me to my devices. Additionally, once I selected pieces, he had magazine clippings to show the price difference between his workshop and the stores that commissioned them in the states. Big price difference!
One warning: it's cash only, so bring a lot. There is an atm in the square if you need it.
Written February 9, 2020
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Sarah L.
7 contributions
Apr 2019
I really enjoyed my time at Guiliano Ricchi's shop. Everyone was so friendly, and even though they spoke very little English and I very little Italian, the language barrier didn't bother us. The jewelry is all so exquisite too!! :)
Written May 13, 2019
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Tokyoraised
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan18 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
It's a short walk from Ponte Vecchio and although I was a bit nervous to ring the bell since I was not sure if this was the right place but Mr. Ricchi was such a friendly gentleman. He showed us in to his workshop and proudly showed us the process and his beautiful pieces. They are just stunning and so incredibly inexpensive! I bought a beautiful bracelet, two pairs of earrings, a rose pendant for just 70 euros. I am kicking myself for not buying more. This is a must if you are in Florence.
Written July 9, 2019
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Vivien L
Adelaide, Australia593 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This place is not easy to find. I found the piazza very easily on google maps but could not for the life of me find the shop. Undeterred, hubby and I went back the next day and I finally managed to spot the name Ricchi & Carlo Cecci on a door buzzer and plucked up the courage to ring the bell.
Giuliano was so nice even though we barely spoke any Italian, and he not much English. He showed us around his workshop and demonstrated how he makes his beautiful creations. We were in the process of selecting gifts to take home with us but a local tourist guide came into the store. Giuliano asked if she would translate. He was bursting to find out how a couple from Australia found out about him and his work, when they barely spoke any Italian. With the help of the guide, he described even more in detail his work and showed us current commission pieces he was working on.
He told us stories of famous people and Middle-Eastern princesses who have visited him at his store. One princess made him rather sad as she bought up everything he had in his store to take home with her as gifts and souvenirs. He packaged every single one of them individually with his cute card. Such is the pride and love he has for his creations.
His passion and love for his art was so inspiring. Our time with him gave us a glimpse of the amazing skill of Florence artisans (a dying breed in this day and age). We spent over 3 hours at the store and came away with beautiful jewellery, Christmas ornaments, art de la table decoration, and an invitation to visit again the next time we are in Florence. We promised to be back, and to email our wishlist of items in advance so he could make them for us to pick up. Guess we'll have to learn from Italian in the meantime.
Written August 17, 2018
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cchhnnew
Tigard, OR7 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We found this shop online and didn’t believe it would be as great as the description but it really was. As a Traveller to Florence, this is exactly where I wanted to find my souvenir to remember the trip. The choices are lovey and the owners are gracious. I felt little communication barriers even tho I speak no Italian. We had a tour of the shop and the working machinery and it was amazing! I felt very welcomed!
Written February 26, 2018
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Moka2013
Hod Hasharon, Israel21 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Inspired by a lovely reviews here i tried my luck on two different days and rang the bell, but there was no answer. So, keep in mind, your stroll there may be in vain.
Written July 20, 2019
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Yramt3
Chicago125 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
I was hesitant to ring the bell. Google maps implied I was in the wrong spot, but the picture of the bell was very helpful.

Giuliano welcomed us into his shop and while he spoke little English and we little Italian, we had no issues communicating. He showed us around the shop and when possible showed us catalogs featuring his work at much higher prices. I picked up a bracelet and earrings for myself and was tempted to grab some other gifts.

His work is beautiful and his prices reasonable, I highly recommend a visit if you're in Florence.
Written July 10, 2018
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sumandatta82
Jersey City073026 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
This was a magical experience, coupled with the humbleness of the couple and their creations, it was the most memorable thing of my visit to Florence - visiting his workshop in the Oltrarno neighborhood.
Written May 1, 2017
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Laetitia P
Montreal, Canada16 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
This authentic small artisan shop was a wonderful discovery in Florence. We bought some authentic jewelry and metal works for souvenirs and presents and got a wonderful tour of the small work shop. The artisan could not speak English yet we managed to communicate together. It is rare to find those small family shops that have good quality unique products. All the jewelry are handmade and really beautiful Really worth going there!
Written June 5, 2014
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juwesto
Florence, Italy1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Solo
If you love jewelry and are on a budget, this is the perfect place for you! Even if you’re not on a budget, these things are so beautiful and would go for several times the price anywhere in the US. Giuliano and his apprentice are SO kind and welcoming, and they really care about the experience that their customers have. They’ll even engrave/personalize pieces for you, if you need something shortened or they run out of something. They were truly wonderful, and I’ll never forget the experience! Grazie mille.
Written July 5, 2019
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