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Address: Via Venti Settembre 7, 50056, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy
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+39 0571 912261
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The gallery has been operating for about 30 years in the production of...

The gallery has been operating for about 30 years in the production of artistic ceramics and as 700 years ago, only creates ceramics made ​​and hand painted. This shop is a little jewel in the commercial landscape of Montelupo. The owner Salvatore Mirenda, creates objects with the ancient technique of the lathe, the activity that takes place over 35 years, after he inherited from his father Sebastian, a master potter. Salvatore continues the family tradition of working with clay, enriching it with new shapes and decorations. Our production is not limited to the reproduction of classical works, but adds that touch of creativity, originality and quality that distinguishes our work. The gallery offers the opportunity 'to order and buy directly from the factory or via email.

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Wonderful experience

Late Oct 2013 we visited Montelupo, found La Galleria where we purchased several pieces of their beautiful ceramics.We were greated by Betty who patiently allowed us to choose... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2014
Alicja R
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Sutton, Massachusetts
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Sutton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Late Oct 2013 we visited Montelupo, found La Galleria where we purchased several pieces of their beautiful ceramics.We were greated by Betty who patiently allowed us to choose the pieces.They arrived in the US few weeks later but unfortunately one of the pieces was broken.We were given clear instructions of how to deal with the situation,corresponded with Matteo who arranged... More 

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1 Thank Alicja R
Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Ciao Alicja and Peter! It was a pleasure too for us to meet you, and I was really sad about the broken shipment. I packed it a lot, but this kind of things sometime happen. I hope that you enjoyed the "re-produced" piece and the new one, I tried to accord with your tastes and I hope to have done... More 

Florence, Italy
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7 reviews
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

1 year ago I found plates in Germany that I had to have. They were made in Italy and I thought I would never find them. Thanks to a very dear friend and her connection to La Galleria, we found the source ... Salvatore!!! When I visited the store to order my set of dishes, Betty and Matteo were so... More 

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1 Thank butlerlo
Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Ciao Lori, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure for us to meet you, and with your advise we made the candle holder of your dreams! :) But you made a mistake... the real treasure is to meet people as you, and it is the best part of our work!! Have a nice day and... More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

During our recent travels thru Tuscany we were really impressed with the attractions in the small village of Montelupo. We were exceptionately fortunate to discover a little pottery shop in town called La Galleria.....delightful pottery and the nicest people we encountered made the shopping experience a pleasure. Their pieces are original works of art that we wanted for display in... More 

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2 Thank Don L
Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Ciao Don, Thank you very much for the beautiful words and for your patience, I know that the time required for the production is longer than the simple shipping of finished ceramics, but it was worth it! :) I am also really happy reading that you have enjoyed our city and Tuscany in general! P.s. there is a misunderstanding, Salvatore... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Beautiful ceramics and wonderful shop owners. Warm greeting and an espresso upon arrival, we stayed for over 2 hours, enjoying Matteo and Betty's company and assistance while we shopped. I have many beautiful ceramics from Italy and couldn't be happier to have added 2 more unique and gorgeous pieces from La Galleria to my collection. Everything arrived well packed and... More 

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1 Thank CiaoChowCiao
Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Ciao Eileen, It was a pleasure for me meet you and Maria, and thank you very much for the beautiful words! I really hope to see you soon, maybe next time in NY (as said is one of my biggest dreams)! :D Thank you again for the opinion, it really matters for me, my mother and my dad. Have a... More 

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

While traveling from florence to Pisa we decided to stop in Montelupo to browse. Well, LaGalleria was our first stop and we stayed for 2 hours! Matteo and his Mom were wonderful. They were helpful and provided excellent service. I loved everything in this store and bought a lamp and a casserole dish. My friend bought several platters. The lamp... More 

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1 Thank Mdp0823
Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Ciao Maria, I was really happy reading your words, and I am pleased to have gifted you the experience that you have wrote in our shop! Reading that the shipping is gone fine made my day, we pass a week under pressure waiting for the email with the communication that everything arrived intact! I hope to see you soon in... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a ceramic masterpiece. The detail and exquisite character of each piece was beyond majestic. Matteo and his family are very helpful and know what pieces are right to fit your personality. I was blessed to have meant them and can't wait to return. I am so excited they have a catalog to order all their wonderful pieces. Thanks,... More 

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1 Thank Christine G
Matteo M, Proprietario at La Galleria, responded to this review

Dear Christine, I was a pleasure for me to know you, and the smile on your face, of your sisters and your cousin after giving the gift and make compositions of ceramics was a wonderful experience also for me. The fact that you mention that I have understood your personality and found the right pieces means a lot to me!... More 

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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We happened upon La Galleria after a visit to the Ceramics Museum in Montelupo and were thrilled to find pieces of high quality. We were looking for a few small tiles and the owners gave us such special attention we were amazed. Matteo and Betty (in excellent English) pulled out many ideas and helped us to design the tiles, down... More 

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1 Thank Mary Louise S
Mirestar, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

We are happy about your wonderful words, and we are be sure that you will enjoy your own tiles from Montelupo!! We hope to see you soon, have a nice day. :) Matteo, Betty e Salvatore La Galleria More 

Florence, Toscana, Italy
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5 reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I recently, had a son and I wanted to have something special made for him. I stumbled across this wonderful ceramic store in the city of ceramics in Montelupo on our vacation and saw these wonderful plaquets. The owners were so helpful and kind (and spoke good english) they customer mad e me a plaquet beautifully. If you are in... More 

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Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Dear Teneil, After reading your review I was truly delighted because your satisfaction is our best reward. Hope to see you again soon at our shop! And thank you for praising our English, it means so much to us! :) Have a nice day, Matteo More 

Firenze
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I live in Firenze and love to visit La Galleria in Montelupo, a beautiful village in the nearby countryside. La Galleria is a family owned ceramic company, with a treasure house of a store, filled with a wonderful selection of Tuscan ceramics that they make in their two local factories. From a single plate to magnificent large urns....single color or... More 

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2 Thank FirenzeBarbi
Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Dear Barbi, Thank you for your high rating I'm happy we have been for you the ideal ceramic shop and I hope to be able to keep this special mood that so many people feel here! My best, Matteo Mirenda More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We headed to la galleria to buy ceramic gifts the family who owned it went out of their way to help us. Nothing is too much trouble them. It was a very friendly environment to be in. We loved the whole experience and if we could we would buy the whole shop. They have a wide range of pieces from... More 

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1 Thank DavidsonScots
Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review! I am very happy when I make people feeling welcome (in the classical italian way) and as at home, and I wish to see you soon! P.s. thank you for the good luck, the first try will be for you! Matteo More 

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