Sometimes, the most rewarding surprises are found in a city’s ‘minor’ sights. Florence has plenty of world-famous sights everybody flocks to, and we understand why, but we also like to make the case for the lesser-known spots, which often reveal a lot about a place in original ways. That’s the case for these five little-known or little-visited muse...

“That has been my life’s work: striving to learn to make shoes that always fit and the refusal to put my name to any that do not fit. Therefore, please look behind the story of the small, barefoot, unlettered boy who became a famous shoemaker, and seek the pleasure you will obtain from walking well.” These are words written by Ferragamo himself in...

“That has been my life’s work: striving to learn to make shoes that always fit and the refusal to put my name to any that do not fit.” Those are the words of maestro Salvatore Ferragamo himself, written in the preface to “Shoemaker of Dreams: The Autobiography of Salvatore Ferragamo.” Today, the Italian luxury goods company is bringing the story fu...

Salvatore Ferragamo, the prestigious Italian fashion and luxury goods brand, has gone live with Centric Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals....

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Massimo Ferragamo, the Chairman of Ferragamo USA, has been named Grand Marshal of the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. Mr. Ferragamo is a proud Italian, who divides his time between Italy and the USA, and is deeply involved in the Ferragamo business started by his father in California in the 192...

La Palazzo Strozzi Foundation “Renaissance Night”, al Racquet and Tennis Club a Manhattan è stata brillante e inusuale. Sempre determinata a promuovere i valori italiani dell’umanesimo in America, per la prima volta la Fondazione ha celebrato insieme sia il premio a un personaggio simbolo del Rinascimento, Wanda Ferragamo che i vincitori del concor...

The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum was inaugurated in Florence in 1995 at the initiative of the Ferragamo family in the historic Palazzo Spini Feroni in Via Tornabuoni, formerly the headquarters of the Ferragamo company since 1938. The goal was to make the world wide public aware of the art of Salvatore Ferragamo and its influence not only in the world...

In the last 25 years some of the biggest names in Italian fashion, including Armani, Bulgari, Versace, Fendi and Ferragamo, have extended their reach into the luxury hotel business. Development has largely followed economic cycles, occasionally defying the odds, but the fit between Italian fashion and hospitality has proved to be as resilient and e...

When Wanda Ferragamo brought two of her sons, Massimo and Leonardo, to the United States for the first time in 1970, she wanted to make sure it was a trip to remember. She set out with them from Italy on a boat, the same way her late husband — the legendary Salvatore Ferragamo — traveled when he emigrated to America in 1914. “She wanted us to exper...

The deaths of Wanda Ferragamo and Gilberto Benetton this month highlighted a challenge for some of Italy’s most well-known family businesses: With the post-war entrepreneurs who built the companies leaving the stage, they need to ensure that members of the next generation, or trusted outsiders, are ready to step up to fill the void. Some families,...