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Gioia Chiara

Closed Now: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 19:00
Open today: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 19:00
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Very nice experience

I am following this shop for quite a long time through Facebook. My first visit exceed my... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands
via mobile
Leather Heaven

I was about to leave Florence without buying a leather bag. I had been all over and either couldn't... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Houston, Texas
via mobile
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
31 May 2018
“Very nice experience”
1 Jun 2018
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 19:00
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Via della Scala 11/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
+39 055 290772
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I have been buying the most superb leather goods in this wonderful little shop for over twenty years. If you are in Florence and tired of seeing the same bags, wallets and purses in the shops and on almost all the market stalls, I strongly...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

When I visited the shop it was closed, unfortunately there was no info on openinghours etc displayed.

Thank marinusnancy
lidia719, Proprietario at Gioia Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

I'm so sorry....I provide immediately,in this site and on the door of the shop: the shop is open from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. I hope to see you next time, you come back in florence. Lidia

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I am following this shop for quite a long time through Facebook. My first visit exceed my expectations: once you get there you feel that you are in an 100% artisanal business, all products are being made by hand and I can say their leather...More

Thank ferrannl
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I was about to leave Florence without buying a leather bag. I had been all over and either couldn't find one I liked or thought they were overpriced. Then I found this lovely little shop and entered heaven. The items on sale are unique and...More

1  Thank MsGBthenomad
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have always loved leather bags and wallets so this store satisfied all my needs for beauty and good value. The woman, Lidia, who runs the store for her family was very helpful. I bought many presents for my friends and for myself. When I...More

Thank lauragurton
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Family owned business of leather products, and some other items. Prices are great, unique and traditional designs.

Thank 829yvetten
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I visited Lidia while staying at a hotel down the street. What a pleasant surprise. The store has excellent quality handbags and accessories in many traditional and fun colors. I bought 4 bags, a belt and eyeglass cases. Two of the bags were on sale...More

1  Thank mcrow805
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Gioia Chiara is a destination shop for me! And if I can't make it personally, I beg anyone I know who's passing through Florence to please stop in a pick up a wallet for me. I only wish their website were accessible to be able...More

1  Thank DWoolf
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Cozy leather shop that has a decent selection of leather goods. I purchased a wallet from them and it is holding up very well, but they also had purses, belts, etc...

Thank Curtis99645
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I found a recommendation for Gioia Chiara on florencewebguide.com. Checked out the reviews on here and their website and made a visit. I was in the market for a leather bag, and I found one! I had visited a number of other leather shops in...More

Thank Tich R
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Stumbled upon this shop near our accommodations and purchased leather change purses for small gifts to take home. There was a fabulous selection in style and colours. Chiara was very friendly and even provided individual gift bags for each of my purchases. The price was...More

Thank Doug F
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might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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