The Fermano shoe district | Marca Fermana - Shopping
Small and medium sized companies form the make up of the Fermano area's economy. Wide spread is the Artisan-like Production, as is also the up keeping of the traditional methods even in the Industrial Processes. The shoes and hats of the Marca Fermana territory are known throughout the world; precious are also the activities of the finest cabinet makers and the furniture restoration, and everything is accessible through the small shops scattered throughout the territory and at the outlets of the more famous brands. The flexibility of opening times makes shopping in the Fermano area easy and convenient.
Not everyone knows that the best shoes (and shoe outlets) of the world, even those with famous brands like Nero Giardini, Hogan shoes, Tod’s, Bikkembergs, La Martina, Loriblu and many others, are produced in Italy in the Marche and to be precise, actually in the Fermano Shoe District.
The territory’s economy is mainly based on the shoe district; it is here that the best shoes are manufactured thanks to the small-medium businesses rooted in the whole territory; this field has reached very high quality levels born out of the understanding of the know-how. The strength of our land lies in the high specialization of the productive compartment throughout all of its phases, in the past at an artisan level and nowadays also in an industrial one. This sector developed in the Sixties, until it became the leading economy in the Eighties reaching the success of the brand ‘made in the Marche’ known throughout Italy and abroad. The heart of the district beats through the towns of Porto Sant’Elpidio, Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Montegranaro and Monte San Pietrangeli world leaders in this field which will be destinations along our route.
Directly at the factory, we shall have the possibility to see just how the shoe production is carried out and also appreciate the curious Shoe Museum at Sant’Elpidio a Mare (info: 0734-810008): the structure was set up with the objective of highlighting the enormous productive heritage, but at the same time to preserve the historical aspect of this territorial tradition; the cultural aspect is also passed down now thanks to the Shoe Industry School.
And now without further a do we can only allow ourselves to be temped by the many outlets that sell their own products at factory prices directly in their show rooms, even most of the smallest firms have one and it is possible to reach a direct link between the producer and the consumer. We can find all kinds of shoes for men, women and children; from the classic moccasin to the sandals of the latest fashion statement of jewelry status. Enjoy your Shopping Trip!