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Antonio Ratti Foundation

The fame of the Comasche silks has crossed every border. Founded in 1945, Tessitura Serica Ratti makes Como the Silk City

Where
Via per Cernobbio,19 Como
Contacts
+39 0313384976
Official site

The Antonio Ratti Foundation was founded in 1985 with the aim of making an active contribution to the world of culture in its various forms, starting from Antonio Ratti's personal passion for art and textiles.

In the 1950's Antonio Ratti began collecting antique textiles, purchasing individual specimens, discontinued stocks from companies or entire collections to enrich his private collection. This passion for textiles continued for an impressive forty years, leading to the 1998 opening of a museum that houses his precious collection: more than 3300 artefacts and more than 2,500 sample books are preserved in the Textile Studio Museum, which is located inside the foundation's headquarters, in Villa Sucota, on the shores of the beautiful Lake Como.

Along with its breathtaking location and in addition to MuST, the Ratti Foundation also has a well-stocked library specialised in the textile industry and contemporary art, established as a study and research tool for the Foundation's staff, which has been open to the public since 2010 with a loan service. The library, with its considerably large, modern and continuously growing collection, also houses antique volumes devoted to textiles and fashion.

The Antonio Ratti Foundation is currently chaired by Annie Ratti and directed by Marco De Michelis, who pursue the founder's will in the promotion of initiatives, studies, artistic, cultural and technological research related to both the textile industry and the field of contemporary art. The foundation investigates the past as well as current Italian and foreign trends, also in collaboration with other institutions.

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Places

Church of San Fedele

Church of San Fedele in Como: between Romanic and romantic
  • Art & Culture
san fedele basilica como
196 mt

Markets in Como

Antiquariato e artigianato. I mercatini di Como sono un appuntamento fisso per collezionisti e amanti delle bancarelle.
  • Lifestyle
Markets in Como
203 mt

Basilica di San Fedele

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Fedele, Churches of Como
211 mt

Rationalism in Como

Rationalism in Como: when architecture shapes the city
  • Art & Culture
como momumento ai caduti razionalismo
411 mt

Cathedral of Como

  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Como
422 mt

Teatro Sociale di Como

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Sociale di Como
441 mt

Como Silk Museum

The Museum preserves the testimonies of the Como textile production tradition that qualifies Como "City of Silk"
  • Art & Culture
Museums in Como, Silk Museum
970 mt

Volta temple

  • Art & Culture
Volta temple
1.07 km

Look at Como with the Cableway

Go up to Brunate and admire the city and Lake Como form above
  • Active & Green
como brunate funicolare
1.08 km

Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo was acquired by the municipality of Como and turned into a venue for exhibitions and cultural events.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Olmo, Como
1.97 km

Cernobbio

  • Villages
Cernobbio, Lago di Como
3.75 km

Lake Montorfano

A small green lake with cold water and a marvellous view of the Alps
  • Lakes
lago montorfano
4.84 km

Circolo Golf Villa d’Este

Surrounded by beautiful nature on Lake Como, the Golf Villa d'Este is one of the most exclusive Golf clubs in Italy.
  • Golf
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este, Montorfano (CO)
5.19 km

Lake Montorfano

A quirk round shape characterizes the smallest of Lakes Briantei. Here you are lake Montorfano.
  • Lakes
Lake Montorfano
5.28 km

Golf Club Monticello

On the edge of Milan, around the corner of Lake Como there is one of the most important Golf Course in italy, the Golf Club Monticello.
  • Golf
Golf Club Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, Como
8.04 km

Lake Alserio

The kingdom of biodiversity close to Lake Como
  • Lakes
lago alserio montagne
10.2 km

Golf Club Carimate

This beautiful Golf Club is situated in the first hills of Brianza, halfway between Milan and Como.
  • Golf
Golf Club Carimate, Carimate (CO)
11.74 km

Carnevale of Schignano

The historic event with ancient origins in Lake Como Valleys
  • Art & Culture
schignano maschera
12.43 km

Nesso

A magic place on Lake Como
  • Active & Green
nesso orrido lake como
12.62 km

Lake Segrino

Lake Segrino: natural biodiversity in its rich park registered as site of EU interest.
  • Lakes
Lake Segrino
14.06 km

Activities

Como gourmet walking tour with wine and food tasting

  • Art & Culture
Como gourmet walking tour with wine and food tasting
651 mt

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
661 mt

Como tour with cruise on the lake

  • Art & Culture
Como tour with cruise on the lake
680 mt

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
756 mt

The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders

  • Active & Green
The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders
1.09 km

Volta lighthouse and liberty villas Jeep tour on Lake Como hillside

  • Art & Culture
Volta lighthouse and liberty villas Jeep tour on Lake Como hillside
1.44 km

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
1.5 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

  • Active & Green
Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"
1.5 km

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
1.5 km

Where to sleep

OSTERIA CARDUCCI - FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Como
OSTERIA CARDUCCI - FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
35 mt

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LO STUDIO

Como
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LO STUDIO
37 mt

C.A.V. LA CASA DEI VIAGGIATORI

Como
C.A.V. LA CASA DEI VIAGGIATORI
69 mt

C.A.V. STOPDOME TRADING LIMITED - COMOROOMS

Como
C.A.V. STOPDOME TRADING LIMITED - COMOROOMS
77 mt

C.A.V. MY WONDERFUL HOME GIOVIO DI BRUNELLI MARIA GRAZIA

Como
C.A.V. MY WONDERFUL HOME GIOVIO DI BRUNELLI MARIA GRAZIA
80 mt

B & B STORICO REGINA DI BONETTI MARCO

Como
B & B  STORICO REGINA DI BONETTI MARCO
80 mt

CARDUCCI 5 -MILANO CENTRO S.R.L.

Como
CARDUCCI 5 -MILANO CENTRO S.R.L.
93 mt

C.A.V. MY WONDERFUL HOME CANTÙ DI BRUNELLI MARIA GRAZIA

Como
C.A.V. MY WONDERFUL HOME CANTÙ DI BRUNELLI MARIA GRAZIA
94 mt

APPARTAMENTO DI CHARME A COMO DI VERA MAGNETTO CH

Como
APPARTAMENTO DI CHARME A COMO DI VERA MAGNETTO CH
103 mt

APPARTAMENTO DI CHARME A COMO CENTRO DI VERA MAGNETTO CH

Como
APPARTAMENTO DI CHARME A COMO CENTRO DI VERA MAGNETTO CH
103 mt

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA PALAZZO ALBRICCI PEREGRINI

Como
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA PALAZZO ALBRICCI PEREGRINI
118 mt

B & B THE COMO APARTMENTS

Como
B & B  THE COMO APARTMENTS
124 mt

C.A.V. SPAZIO BORSIERI -IMMOBILIARE ERREDUE S.A.S.

Como
C.A.V. SPAZIO BORSIERI -IMMOBILIARE ERREDUE S.A.S.
156 mt

C.A.V. RESIDENZA DEL CENTRO STORICO

Como
C.A.V.  RESIDENZA DEL CENTRO STORICO
169 mt

IL MODERNO DI EVA NALDI

Como
IL MODERNO DI EVA NALDI
192 mt

PALAZZO DEL PERO - A.G. ANZANI S.R.L.

Como
PALAZZO DEL PERO - A.G. ANZANI S.R.L.
206 mt

C.A.V. MY WONDERFUL HOME PARINI DI BRUNELLI MARIA GRAZIA

Como
C.A.V. MY WONDERFUL HOME PARINI DI BRUNELLI MARIA GRAZIA
215 mt

LE DUE CORTI

Como
LE DUE CORTI
219 mt

ACQUATERRAFUOCO CITY APARTMENTS - BILOCALE - YOUR-RENTALS DI CIRO IANNIELLO

Como
ACQUATERRAFUOCO CITY APARTMENTS - BILOCALE - YOUR-RENTALS DI CIRO IANNIELLO
220 mt

ACQUATERRAFUOCO CITY APARTMENTS - MONOLOCALE STUDIO - YOUR-RENTALS DI CIRO IANNIELLO

Como
ACQUATERRAFUOCO CITY APARTMENTS - MONOLOCALE STUDIO - YOUR-RENTALS DI CIRO IANNIELLO
220 mt