Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence

Salvatore Ferragamo became known as shoemaker to the stars when he emigrated to America and opened a boot shop in Hollywood. Frustrated by the standard of workmanship available to him locally he returned to Italy in 1927 and his business was based in Florence where it has remained ever since. Lauded as a symbol of post war recovery Salvatore Ferragamo shoes were exported worldwide and were widely accepted as the world's finest. Since his death in 1960 the family has continued in the work of the founder and has broadened the brand into a great fashion house.

The Museum celebrates not only the life and works of Ferragamo but also has a mission to design, organize and promote exhibitions, seminars and other events focusing on contemporary fashion culture in the widest sense.

Contact our Florence Fashion Design trips experts at FHT Student Group Tours for details of guided tours which can be arranged.

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