The Shoemaker’s Hotel

Salvatore Ferragamo's legacy is in good hands in Florence

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
museum, lasts
sandal 1940's with fishing line
Palazzo Feroni Spini
production at Ferragamo factory
by hand
the Arno from suite 505, rainbow
Caffe Dell'Oro, foyer
Caffe Dell'Oro
suite 505 lounge
suite 505
bedroom suite 505
the Arno from our suite
rooftops across the Arno
scooter and Ponte Vecchio
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Salvatore Ferragamo liked to call himself, humbly, a ‘shoemaker.’ And yet he was undoubtedly the most innovative shoe designer the world has known, inventing such classics as the cork wedge-heeled shoe and the ‘cage heel’, a hollow heel encrusted with rhinestones. His legacy is still alive in Florence, where one can find the original Ferragamo factory, corporate headquarters and a fascinating museum that houses his collection of amazing shoes. Now, there’s a beautiful new hotel that pays homage to Ferragamo’s place in Florence’s fashion history.

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