On this private tour you’ll visit the Ferragamo Museum and learn about this important designer’s place in Italian fashion history and also view the incredible collection at the Costume Gallery. Visits to other important sites are included as well.
What to Expect
Skip the line at all of the attractions that we visit on this private tour of Florence fashion history. Our full-day program begins when you meet your guide at the entrance to the Ferragamo Museum, and continues on to the Costume Gallery in the Pitti Palace, the Medici Treasury and the Boboli Gardens.
Along the way we’ll stop for an aperitif at the historical Giacosa Coffee Shop, now the headquarters of the Roberto Cavalli Company.
At the Ferragamo Museum we’ll see exhibits covering the span of Salvatore Ferragamo’s career, highlighting his technical and artistic skills which made a fundamental contribution to Italian fashion.
Our next stop is the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace, where the collection comprises over 6,000 items including costumes from the 16th-20th centuries, and theatre costumes and accessories. This is the only museum that is dedicated to the history of Italian fashion.
At the Medici Treasury you’ll see the semi-precious stone vases of Lorenzo the Magnificent and many more art objects belonging to the Medici family. The Museum also houses an important collection of jewels crafted during the 17th-20th centuries by Italian and other European workshops.
The tour concludes with a visit to the Medici’s magnificent Boboli Gardens. They were originally designed for the Medici family and are one of the earliest examples of the formal Italian Garden that was later the inspiration for many European courts.
- 3-hours’ tour guide service
- Ferragamo Museum entrance
- Costume Gallery entrance
- Medici Treasury entrance
- Boboli Gardens entrance
- Aperitif at the historic Giacosa Coffee Shop