Salvatore Ferragamo was one of Italy’s most famous luxury shoe designers and the company continues to make designer shoes with the addition of luxurious clothes, handbags, and equipment. Based mostly in Florence, the Ferragamo Firm also has lodges, eating places, and a museum. The Ferragamo Shoe Company was founded in 1928 in Florence and in 1938 it acquired Palazzo Spini Ferroni, a 13th century mansion on Piazza Santa Trinita, where the shop, firm headquarters, and museum are still housed.
Ferragamo additionally has shops in lots of cities around the world.
Ferragamo Store and Museum in Florence
In Florence, the unique Ferragamo Store and Museum is in Piazza Santa Trinita on the corner of Via dei Tornabuoni, Florence’s important street for top style. Contained in the luxurious retailer are excessive end sneakers and designer fashions.
Under the shop, the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum features a changing show of the collection of shoes designed by Salvatore courting from 1927 by way of his dying in 1960 and the company’s footwear manufacturing through the present. There’s additionally a reward store and particular exhibitions are held all year long.
The museum is open each day from 10 – 19:30 except the holidays of January 1, May 1, August 15, and December 25. Admission in 2013 is 6 euro and the money is used to finance scholarships for starting footwear designers.
The Ferragamo Firm owns several excessive class accommodations in Florence, a part of the Lungarno Collection.
They feature Salvatore Ferragamo bath amenities and offer free entry to the Ferragamo Museum and Resort Continental Fitness space.
Resort Lungarno sits on the left financial institution of the Arno River (throughout the river from the Cathedral), very close to the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, and Boboli Gardens. Riverside guest rooms, the hotel’s creative restaurant, and the lounge have magnificent views of the bridge, river, and metropolis.
Rooms are luxuriously furnished and common rooms of the lodge are decorated with many works of art. Read more in this Lodge Lungarano overview on our Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways site. Borgo San Jacopo Ristorante is really useful by creator Dianne Hales.
Portrait Firenze, a small luxury resort overlooking Ponte Vecchio, is the most recent Florence resort within the Ferragamo collection.
Resort Continentale is a 4-star lodge with spa subsequent to the Gallery Resort Art. La Terraza Bar (open 4PM to 12PM), on the top flooring, is one among Florence’s prime view spots and its foyer has a fireplace and photographs by Florentine vogue photographers. The 43 rooms and suites are decorated in white.
Gallery Resort Artwork is a 4-star contemporary design resort on a side street close to the Ponte Vecchio, Salvatore Ferragamo Musuem, and Uffizi Gallery. Rooms and customary areas are decorated with art, the rooftop terrace bar has nice views of the river and city, and the restaurant has a style show inside.
Two of the Ferragamo hotels have a restaurant. Within the Hotel Lungarno, Restaurant Borgo San Jacopo is a highly acclaimed restaurant featuring inventive Italian delicacies and views of the Arno. Fusion Bar and Restaurant, in the Gallery Resort Art, serves contemporary fusion meals impressed by Asia daily for lunch and dinner.
Subsequent to the Salvatore Ferragamo retailer is one among the corporate’s latest creations, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, Lungarno Acciauoli 80r at the corner of Via dei Tornabuoni. The bistro is a wine bar, retailer, and restaurant featuring local merchandise and inventive dishes, open daily from 10AM – 10PM.
Florence By way of the Eyes of a local
We noticed these Ferragamo locations on a walk through Florence with our Florentine good friend Piero. Here are his suggestions for places to buy and locations to eat and drink like a local.