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“Ceramic Heaven!”
Review of La Galleria

La Galleria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 hand painted with a design....antiqued or contemporary...
they will make anything your heart desires as a special order, but already have so many wonderful items in their inventory it is difficult to choose!
The Mirenda family go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome, and are both proud & happy to give a detailed tour of their production.They obviously love what they do, but are also talented ceramic artists & designers.
I already own some beautiful custom made pieces from La Galleria & will definitely be ordering more!

2  Thank FirenzeBarbi
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Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

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

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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 modern dinner sets to more traditional Tuscan arts. The son and wife are very helpful with you're every need even shipping abroad was no problem. Well worth a visit if you're ever in Tuscany. We would certainly go back there. Thanks for everything guys.
Matteo best of luck with the new rugby season
The Davidsons

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Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

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

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We went to Montelupo Fiorentino specially to buy handmade ceramic plates for my collection. La Galleria is a family-owned shop; it's cute and spacious with a refined touch. The products are well displayed, with plenty of choices and colours which match to the different tastes. We were attended by the friendly wife and everything is made in-house by the husband. They also offer taylor-made items, if you have enough time to place an order. We will definetely go back to La Galleria next time we are in Toscany. All the best!!!

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Mirestar, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

These few words repay all the effort and passion that we put into our work! And when they are foreigners to appreciate, giving us a good impression of Italy and of our profession, we are even happier! Thank you very much! (:

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I had the great pleasure of meeting the Mirenda family during a recent visit to Montelupo, for the annual ceramics festival there. They are a joy to be with and share their love of ceramics with everyone who comes to their shop. The quality of their merchandise is outstanding. (I see a negative review here and feel surely it must be a mistake.)

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you are looking for out of the ordinary quality ceramics, this is the place! The welcome you get from the lady of the house is heart warming. Since I am not such a fan of traditional tuscan ceramics, I was thrilled to discover the collection of hand made ceramics modern style. It will look good in any design kitchen and on any stylish table. Spread the word!
Els (Belgium)

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Matteo M, Direttore vendite at La Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

Thank you very much for the beautiful review!
Everything that you have writed coincides with our mission, infact we are looking for transmit the same passion that we have in pottery!

We hope to see you soon!

Best regards,
La Galleria
Betty, Salvatore e Matteo

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