In the heart of the fascinating Florence, not far from Ponte Vecchio, we can find the headquarter of Salvatore Ferragamo.
The beautiful Palazzo Spini Feroni houses the famous shoemaker company since 1938, when Salvatore bought it.
Since 1995 the historical palace hosts the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum dedicated mainly to Ferragamo company, to the life and works of art of its founder.
Moreover, during the year, several and different art exhibitions, events and seminars take place in the Museum to promote the most current and important cultural trends.
Elegant stone stairs lead you to the entrance of the museum where visitors are impressed by a wall completely decorated with shoes’ prototypes from the 30’s.
Salvatore Ferragamo, born in a little village near Naples, made his first pair of shoes at the age of nine for his sister’s first communion.
When he was sixteen he moved to the USA and started working as the shoemaker of the most important movie companies. Thanks to this first job he became so well-known among Hollywood celebs to be named “The Shoemaker of Dreams”.
To let his clients be even more comfortable in his shoes he decided to study anatomy and then opened his first shop in Santa Barbara in 1923.
Ferragamo was always recognized as a visionary and his design ranged from strikingly bizarre object d’art to the traditionally elegant, often serving as the main inspiration to other footwear designers of his time and beyond.