The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum is located in the heart of Florence, in the thirteenth-century Palazzo Spini Feroni, historical headquarters of the company since 1938. It was founded with the aim of spreading the history of the brand and of its shoes, considered by many to be true works of art.
The Museum, dedicated to the shoemaker and stylist who set a true fashion empire on its feet, contains more than 14,000 models of the shoes that Salvatore Ferragamo created between the 1920s and the 1960s. They are shown on rotation, as each new display is built around a different theme.
Here you can see the famous ‘zeppa di sughero’ (cork wedge heel), patented in 1936, but also the shoes made to measure for the Hollywood stars, like Marilyn Monroe's stiletto heels, Greta Garbo's demi-pointes and Audrey Hepburn's faultlessly elegant ballerinas. The gallery puts on exhibitions of past collections, involving contemporary artists, but also organises and promotes other artistic and cultural events and displays.