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Como Silk Museum

The Museum preserves the testimonies of the Como textile production tradition that qualifies Como "City of Silk"

Where
Via Castelnuovo, 9 Como
Contacts
+39 031303180
Official site

Como has a long history of silk trading and manufacturing, so it's no surprise that the Silk Museum here makes for a unique and fascinating stop.

The Silk Museum opened in 1990, and instantly became an authentic testament to Como's silk industry, giving tribute to the local tradition and heritage.

The structure measures about 1000 square meters and proposes a suggestive exhibition itinerary that will take you along silk manufacturing steps throughout history, where every step of silk processing is demonstrated. There's even a fully-equipped chemistry laboratory with all the original instruments and furnishings. 

It is worth mentioning that it also displays several items related to silk manufacturing from the ancient Silk Road, a section dedicated to a collection of skein bands imported from Japan and China originating in the nineteen-hundreds.

Such items bring a testimony of the places where they were printed, with color animal, landscapes or people prints, an Eastern form of art that reached the shores of Lake Como.

Since the Silk Museum has a didatic approach as well, it proposes several activities for schools and families: workshops, training courses, exhibitions, seminars, themed itineraries and other events that will allow you to experience it all with an active approach.

A full immersion in the world of silk seen from every possible angle that also gives insight to far away perspectives of far away places while remaining connected to Como and the nearby territory.

Take me here: Como Silk Museum

Places

Antonio Ratti Foundation

The fame of the Comasche silks has crossed every border. Founded in 1945, Tessitura Serica Ratti makes Como the Silk City
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ratti Foundation
970 mt

Church of San Fedele

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

Rationalism in Como

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

Basilica di San Fedele

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Fedele, Churches of Como
1.09 km

Markets in Como

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

Teatro Sociale di Como

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Sociale di Como
1.19 km

Cathedral of Como

  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Como
1.24 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
1.66 km

Volta temple

  • Art & Culture
Volta temple
1.97 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
2.87 km

Lake Montorfano

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

Cernobbio

  • Villages
Cernobbio, Lago di Como
4.2 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)
4.36 km

Albese con Cassano

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

Albavilla

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

Orsenigo

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

Alserio

Alserio deep links to water go way back in history
  • Active & Green
Alserio
8.37 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
8.54 km

Lake Alserio

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

Erba

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

Events

Como Città della Musica Festival

Villa del Grumello
via Cernobbio, 11
28/06/2020 - 13/07/2020
  • Art & Culture
Como Città della Musica Festival
2.92 km

Lake Como Poetry Way

Villa del Grumello
via Cernobbio, 11
15/07/2020
  • Art & Culture
Lake Como Poetry Way
2.92 km

Villa Pizzo Guided Tour

Villa Pizzo
via Regina 46/48
12/07/2020
  • Art & Culture
Villa Pizzo Guided Tour
4.39 km

Villa Parravicini Sossnovsky and the Wine in Brianza

Villa Parravicini Sossnovsky
via Cesare Cantù
11/07/2020
  • Art & Culture
Villa Parravicini Sossnovsky and the Wine in Brianza
8.08 km

A Summer Night in Villa Cramer

via Tassera
11/07/2020
  • Art & Culture
A Summer Night in Villa Cramer
8.16 km

Activities

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

  • Active & Green
Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
1.13 km

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
1.13 km

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
1.43 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
1.44 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
1.52 km

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

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

Lake Como Villas

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como Villas
1.72 km

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

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

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
2.45 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

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

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
2.45 km

Brienno, The Labyrint Village!

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

Where to sleep

LOGICASA GESTIONI S.A.S. DI V. GABRIELE & C

Como
LOGICASA GESTIONI S.A.S. DI V. GABRIELE & C
164 mt

FORESTERIA CASA AURORA DI VENERE GABRIELE

Como
FORESTERIA CASA AURORA DI VENERE GABRIELE
164 mt

C.A.V. IL SOPPALCO

Como
C.A.V. IL SOPPALCO
202 mt

CASA NADIM - LOGICASA S.A.S. DI V. GABRIELE & C.

Como
CASA NADIM  - LOGICASA S.A.S. DI V. GABRIELE & C.
243 mt

ROSART HOUSE - RENTAL LAKE COMO SRL

Como
ROSART HOUSE - RENTAL LAKE COMO SRL
297 mt

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA VILLA PLATAMONE - POCAM S.R.L.

Como
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA VILLA PLATAMONE - POCAM S.R.L.
356 mt

C.A.V. CASA ALICE - AREPO S.R.L.

Como
C.A.V. CASA ALICE - AREPO S.R.L.
388 mt

B & B COME A CASA

Como
B & B  COME A CASA
457 mt

SUITE HOME

Como
SUITE HOME
504 mt

C.A.V. MAISON EBE

Como
C.A.V. MAISON EBE
534 mt

B & B BRIVIO GABRIELLA

Como
B & B  BRIVIO GABRIELLA
536 mt

C.A.V. RESIDENZA CARLONI - MARIANI ANDREA PARIDE

Como
C.A.V. RESIDENZA CARLONI - MARIANI ANDREA PARIDE
564 mt

C.A.V. IL GAROVAGLIO - MARIANI ANDREA PARIDE

Como
C.A.V. IL GAROVAGLIO - MARIANI ANDREA PARIDE
621 mt

MENTANA GARDEN - LOGICASA GESTIONE S.A.S.

Como
MENTANA GARDEN - LOGICASA GESTIONE S.A.S.
674 mt

BORGHI ROOMS & APARTMENTS DI BARBARO GABRIELLA

Como
BORGHI ROOMS & APARTMENTS DI BARBARO GABRIELLA
717 mt

ELEGANCE IN COMO CITY

Como
ELEGANCE IN COMO CITY
717 mt

B & B PARADISETT DI MACHEDA GIUSEPPA

Como
B & B  PARADISETT DI MACHEDA GIUSEPPA
726 mt

HOTEL COMO

Como
HOTEL COMO
732 mt

LA CORTE DEI BALCONI 2 - MILANO CENTRO S.R.L.

Como
LA CORTE DEI BALCONI 2 - MILANO CENTRO S.R.L.
735 mt

LA CORTE DEI BALCONI 1 - MILANO CENTRO S.R.L.

Como
LA CORTE DEI BALCONI 1  - MILANO CENTRO S.R.L.
735 mt