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“Unique and Beautiful”
Review of L'Arte dei Ciompi

L'Arte dei Ciompi
Ranked #25 of 374 Shopping in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A small shop filled with handmade wonders. Original gift items and prestige. Love for the traditional handicrafts of Florence lives in special gifts in leather, wood and paper. Thanks to the ancient handicraft secrets transmitted for generations, we keep alive the traditions and passions of the past.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This shop is a rare find in Florence - whilst many other leather gift shops sell wonderful items, this shop sells uniquely different leather (and other materials) goods. The leather and suede is imprinted with designs and turned into books, small bags, pouches, glasses and paintbrush holders amongst other gems. I spent far too muc money here but could easily have spent more...

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This little shop, unlike many around the Duomo area, has a genuine traditional Italian feel and story behind it. The lady serving explained that her father produces the items in the shop (like his father before him) and each item is almost unique given the production processes. They also have the copyright on printed Pinocchio images. We went in for some of the fairy postcards with initials on (to spell out a new baby's name) and came out with two small lamps and gorgeous Firenze half-moon shades and a leather bound note book too!Excellent customer service and products. Highly recommend visiting this shop if you are in the area. Grazie L'Arte dei Ciompi.

Thank Northwood W
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Marco M, Proprietario at L'Arte dei Ciompi, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you, we are happy and proud of your satisfaction.
You are welcome next visit in Florence

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I actually sought this store out when the Air BnB we were staying in in Florence had one of their items on display. It was a wooden cutout of those little vintage puppet theaters, and was so cool I knew I had to have one! This store is located not far from the Duomo, and is so charming. They have all kinds of unique items that we picked up for gifts and for our own souvenirs- so different than anything else you might find. Everything is handmade, and the owner's daughter explained to us how her father made many of the items. Most of them are a work of art! I highly recommend this shop if you are looking for something truly special to bring home from your trip!

Thank Courtney D
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Marco M, Proprietario at L'Arte dei Ciompi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thank you ! We are very happy to have given satisfaction
I did not know that our work was exhibited in accommodation, tell us, please, where was your B & B, I would like to thank them
You are welcome to your next visit in Florence

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Loved browsing around this little shop. Everything is handmade. Alot of beautiful leather journals & other unique items. Met daughter & wife of the gentleman who makes the items. Friendly & excellent service. Excellent packaging. I will always cherish my journal from this shop.

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Marco M, Proprietario at L'Arte dei Ciompi, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Thanks Kathyin on behalf of all , you're welcome to your return Firenze

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I was happy to find this amazing little shop very close to the Duomo (and amongst the other typical tourist shops). Family-run, everything here is handmade so you're guaranteed that your souvenirs are "Made in Italy". Beautiful, unique items! And Sara was so lovely & friendly, thank you! :-) Would definitely visit again & highly recommended.

1  Thank Irene M
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Marco M, Proprietario at L'Arte dei Ciompi, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thanks for your testimony
refer willingly Sara your greetings and appreciations
waiting you welcome in the next visit in Florence

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