The name of Salvatore Ferragamo is indissolubly associated with Made in Italy shoes. Born in 1898 near Avellino, a small town near Naples, he started to work as shoemaker. In 1915 he left for California where he started a successful business thanks to his Hollywood Boot Shop. When he was 29 he came back to Italy and moved to Florence. His business was more successful than ever. After his death, in 1960, his wife and sons went on leading the maison.
The Ferragamo Museum is a delight for fashion lovers. It is located at the ground floor of Palazzo Spini Feroni, a medieval palace built in 1289 and purchased by the city of Florence in 1846. It has been hosting the Ferragamo Museum since 1938.
Inside the museum there is a wide collection of shoes, exposed in rotation every 2 years according thematic criteria. There are also famous shoes created for Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepbourn.
The museum promotes cultural events, exhibitions and contests to find new talents. It also support scholarships for young shoe designers.
Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
Palazzo Spini Feroni
piazza Santa Trinità 5/R, 50123 Firenze