CategoryDress & Fashion
Good To KnowOpen also Mondays
SpecialisationDesigner shoes from the 1920s onwards
The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence is dedicated to the history of the Ferragamo brand, to the life of its founder, and to his creations. It was opened in 1995 with the aim to introduce its visitors to the artistic qualities of Ferragamo and to highlight the role the company has played in the history of shoe design.
Salvatore Ferragamo is an Italian luxury goods company, specialised in shoes and leather goods. It was founded in 1921 in Florence by Salvatore Ferragamo and still today the companies’ headquarters are in Florence, in the Palazzo Spini Feroni, a medieval building in the centre of the city, that also houses the museum.
The shoe collection covers the whole period in which its founder was active, from the start of the company until 1960, as well as creations that were made afterwards, until the present day. It reflects the creative and innovative spirit of Ferragamo, which holds 369 patents related to shoe design. The collection also includes shoes that have been made especially for Hollywood stars, such as Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, and Audrey Hepburn.