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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

Albese con Cassano

In Roman times, a strategic road ran through Albese: it was called Via Regina
  • Active & Green
Albese con Cassano
6.17 km

Albavilla

Albavilla has a very ancient history and it is one of the towns on the banks of Lake Alserio.
  • Active & Green
Albavilla
7.97 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

Orsenigo

The history of the village, its villas and green landscapes
  • Active & Green
Orsenigo
8.42 km

Alserio

Alserio deep links to water go way back in history
  • Active & Green
Alserio
9.33 km

Lake Alserio

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

Erba

Erba sits at the foot of the Lombardy Pre-Alps, on a plain of the same name
  • Active & Green
Erba
10.7 km

Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

  • Active & Green
Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
439 mt

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
439 mt

Lake Como food tour

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como food tour
442 mt

Como walking food tour

  • Food & Wine
Como walking food tour
588 mt

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
590 mt

Lake Como and Bellagio day trip from Como

  • Lakes
Lake Como and Bellagio day trip from Como
623 mt

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
661 mt

Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride

  • Art & Culture
Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride
661 mt

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
756 mt

Lake Como Villas

  • Lakes
Lake Como Villas
813 mt

Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno

  • Art & Culture
Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno
1.05 km

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

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

  • Active & Green
E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards
1.5 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

Private opening of a medieval castle over Lake Como

  • Art & Culture
Private opening of a medieval castle over Lake Como
1.92 km

Brienno, The Labyrint Village!

  • Active & Green
Brienno, The Labyrint Village!
11.9 km

Where to sleep

CAESAR SUITES ON LAKE COMO - THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS

Como
CAESAR SUITES ON LAKE COMO - THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS
69 mt

PORTATORRE FAMILY APARTMENT DI L. MARIANI - RENTALALLCOMO

Como
PORTATORRE FAMILY APARTMENT DI L. MARIANI - RENTALALLCOMO
102 mt

MAISONETTE / THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS S.R.L.S.

Como
MAISONETTE / THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS S.R.L.S.
118 mt

THE COMO SECRET GARDEN DI LUCINI ALESSANDRA

Como
THE COMO SECRET GARDEN DI LUCINI ALESSANDRA
154 mt

SPAZIO 77 21

Como
SPAZIO 77 21
213 mt

ACQUATERRAFUOCO CITY APARTMENTS - MONOLOCALE (BRENNA EUGENIO/BIEMMECOMO)

Como
ACQUATERRAFUOCO CITY APARTMENTS - MONOLOCALE (BRENNA EUGENIO/BIEMMECOMO)
220 mt

COMO LAKE HOUSE DI CARMINE GIULIANI

Como
COMO LAKE HOUSE DI CARMINE GIULIANI
256 mt

MUGIASCA 8A - COMOWAY SRL

Como
MUGIASCA 8A - COMOWAY SRL
308 mt

CASA RUSCONI DI SEVESO ANDREA

Como
CASA RUSCONI DI SEVESO ANDREA
311 mt

MOMA 1 DI KALIN MARIA ANTONIETTA

Como
MOMA 1 DI KALIN MARIA ANTONIETTA
312 mt

DIAZ 67 - RENTAL LAKE COMO SRL

Como
DIAZ 67 -  RENTAL LAKE COMO SRL
315 mt

IN CENTRO LUXURY ROOMS DI SCACCABAROZZI ALESSANDRO

Como
IN CENTRO LUXURY ROOMS DI SCACCABAROZZI ALESSANDRO
343 mt

C.A.V. COMO 14 - THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS S.R.L.S.

Como
C.A.V. COMO 14 - THE HOUSE OF TRAVELERS S.R.L.S.
343 mt

CASA BARBAGIALLA - MISCHIATTI MARIA

Como
CASA BARBAGIALLA - MISCHIATTI MARIA
373 mt

B & B LE DAME DELLA CORTESELLA

Como
B & B  LE DAME DELLA CORTESELLA
387 mt

IL VICOLO - CLIVIA - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.

Como
IL VICOLO - CLIVIA - ANDROMEDA SNC DI NEGRI ROSARIA & C.
395 mt

MILANO 72 DI CLEANBNB SPA / ZORGNO FRANCESCO

Como
MILANO 72 DI CLEANBNB SPA / ZORGNO FRANCESCO
419 mt

VIA ANZI 6 - PL 4 - RENTALALLCOMO

Como
VIA ANZI 6 - PL 4 - RENTALALLCOMO
436 mt

VIA ANZI 6 - PL 3 - RENTALALLCOMO

Como
VIA ANZI 6 - PL 3 - RENTALALLCOMO
436 mt

COMOWAY S.R.L. - VITANI 30

Como
COMOWAY S.R.L. - VITANI 30
439 mt