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Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

Via dei Tornabuoni 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055-3360-456
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Ranked #89 of 215 Attractions in Florence
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is like heaven to shoe buffs since it houses a collection of more than 10,000 shoes...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This museum is like heaven to shoe buffs since it houses a collection of more than 10,000 shoes dating from the 1920s.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stumbled across this museum on a rainy day in Florence and ended up spending hours in there. It is definitely a shoe lovers heaven! It was an interesting mixture of history and stories and beautiful shoes. I only wish there were more, one can never stare at enough beautiful shoes. Our only let down were the women in the... More 

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london
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After reading about it and the fact that Ferragamo has about 10.000 models of shoes I expect to see a least a part of them ,after paying a fee of 6 euro per person .But NO ,they were about only 50-80 shoes ,and a lot of photos and other things ,with no meaning for this type of museum. You can... More 

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Scotland
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located underneath the Ferragamo flag shop this was most interesting. Particularly interesting were some of the films about balanc, and after all the religious works in Florence it was good to see the odd item by Degas, Leger and Matisse. My one disappointment was not to have seen more shoes and lasts. The Bata shoe museum in Toronto has shoes... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very disappointing if you think that you are going to see a lot of shoes and their history, there is only one wall of women,s shoes, they are fabulous and attributed to Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner etc., which is fascinating,their were also the wooden patterns of shoes made for famous people hung on the wall, (we were told off for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Having read Tamsin Blanchard's reivew in the UK Telegraph magazine, that there are 14,000 pairs of shoes in the archives of Salvatore Ferragamo, I was so disappointed to get to the Museum to discover no more than 100 or so on display. This is really an exhibition, not so much about the shoes, but the study of the anatomy of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had no idea of this interesting mans history and not a shoe fanatic, but really enjoyed an hour here. Well displayed and nice tough to have video with other engineer/ designers and not just focus on shoes Love of life had bought items in the shop so we did not pay but i would pay six euros for this.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I understand that museums change with the seasons but I wanted to know more about Ferragamo. Salvatore Ferragamo was such a pioneer in his time. He crossed the waters to the USA and made a big splash which has resulted in a multi billion dollar business. He was the first couture shoe designer, making one of a kind styles and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was really looking forward to the museo. What a disappointing experience that cost 6 Euros. Located in the basement of the flagship store, the main room where you pay is the only room that has a display of shoes going back to the inception of Ferragamo, and shoe molds of famous people. The other rooms were confusing. Modern art,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

First of all, seniors (over 65) and students are admitted free to this little gem of a museum tucked in the basement of the Ferragamo Flagship store. Once inside you can browse the history of Salvatore as he emerged from humble beginnings to the premier shoe designer of his era and beyond. In addition to the shoe collections dating back... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was there with my fiancee, the museum it's not about Ferragamo, but it's a modern art museum. It's interesting, but you can miss it.

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