“To our Firm, fashion and art have always been fields strongly connected between each other: from the start of his activity, my father Salvatore perceived the close bond between these two worlds in terms of research, creativity and during his life he found inspiration and brilliant ideas through the several expressions of art. Therefore, the relationship with art, with the city of Florence and its territory is part of our DNA and, with this choice, we wanted to continue the path that my mother and father had started to trace.” “Italy is a country with a priceless artistic heritage and I strongly believe that its protection is a priority and a duty for all of us”
– Ferruccio Ferragamo
The restoration will be carried out thanks to the agreement between the municipality of Florence and the fashion firm Salvatore Ferragamo Spa, through the liberal disbursement “Art Bonus” by the fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo for the three-year period 2019-2021.
The agreement includes the restoration of the equestrian statue of Cosimo I de’ Medici by Giambologna in piazza della Signoria; Ercole e Caco by Baccio Bandinelli and the copy of David by Michelangelo, located at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio; the copy of Judith and Holofernes on the Arengario di Palazzo Vecchio.