Italy is one of the leading countries in fashion design, alongside others such as France, USA, Great Britain and Japan.
Fashion has always been an important part of the country’s cultural life and society, and Italians are known for their attention to dress-up well; ‘la bella figura’, or good impression, remaining an traditional in the Italian way of living.
Located on the banks of the River Arno, Florence is famous for its history and especially its importance in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance, its art and architecture and, more generally, for its cultural herritage.
Florence is also an important city in Italian fashion, being ranked within the top fifty fashion capitals of the world.
In this beautiful fashion city, next to big names like Gucci, Armani, Louis Vuitton, between the most visited square, Piazza Signoria, and the biggest cultural center, Duomo, (Piazza Duomo), you will find a small shop, but with a big importance for the Italian and tourist people, called Leonardo Shoes.