An international showcase of Made in Italy excellence
In Florence, the medieval Palazzo Spini Feroni, for centuries the heart of Florentine high society, houses the museum opened to the public in 1995 by the Ferragamo family. It was designed to be an international “showcase” of the Ferragamo brand, recognised around the world for Made in Italy excellence in footwear and leather goods.
The exhibition space spans seven rooms.
The jewel in the museum’s crown is its historical collection, exhibited across two rooms, of photographs, sketches, wooden lasts and a selection of over 10,000 shoes designed by Ferragamo from the late 1920s to 1960, bearing witness to a painstaking search for natural materials, such as the famous cork "wedge", later reproduced around the world.
The museum hosts a dynamic and versatile exhibition schedule, with temporary exhibitions on a chosen theme that change up the displays, presenting visitors with unique pieces and footwear created especially for some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, including Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.