"I believe in Italian excellence and I adore those who take care of it."
Now in the 4th generation, this family-run shoe company began with great-grandfather Ranieri who crafted wooden clogs by hand. With grandfather Giuseppe, the factory was established and it started to produce shoes for men, women, and children. His son took up the family business, naming it definitively Augusta and specializing in more high-quality shoes for their main markets of Europe, Japan, and the United States.
Today Elena and her brother Alessandro manage the business, even sharing their expertise with international fashion designers and brands. They created the brand Adoro Te in 2015, a line of completely handmade and ‘adorable’ shoes that are made using ancient techniques of their grandfather coupled with more advanced technology of today. They offer slippers and lounge shoes, to be worn both in and outside of the house.
Birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany is known for its strong cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes. Tuscany is actually the 2nd most popular tourist destination in Italy.
It is a vital agricultural region, specializing in cereals, olives, and grapes. In fact, it’s home to one of the world’s most prestigious wine areas, specifically Chianti. The region also has a number of thriving sectors including: mining, textile, artisan, and pharmaceutical.
Florence is the region’s crown jewel, but tourists also flock to Pisa, Siena, and Lucca. The rolling hills of Val d’Orcia, glamorous coast of Versilia, and hidden gems of Giglio Island also make Tuscany an internationally-beloved destination.