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Museo Didattico della Seta

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A lovely museum about Silk but it's hard to find

Silk production in Italy now surpasses that of China and Como is the centre of it all. We wanted to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
Interesting but not very didactic

This museum is supposed to be didactic, but there a really very few explanations (all in Italian... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Bruno V
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Opened in 1990, the museum documents the history of the silk industry in Como.
Hours Today: Closed
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Via Castelnuovo 9, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 303180
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Silk production in Italy now surpasses that of China and Como is the centre of it all. We wanted to learn more about it and decided to visit the museum devoted to the Silk Industry and it's history in Como. But it's hard to find....More

Thank CaptDrLarry
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This museum is supposed to be didactic, but there a really very few explanations (all in Italian). One receives a small paper with some information, but really insufficient. The museum is well equipped and has a lot to show on the whole process of silk,...More

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 29 September 2017

It's a great museum for learning how silk fabrics are produced. However, if you are expecting as my wife did that you would see lots of finished products, you will be disappointed. There was a room under construction that appeared to have some clothing articles,...More

Thank NoSpin
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A small but well orginized museeum on walking distance from the center. Show how production if silk was placed in Como. Explore differt methods and machines. Also possible to buy some silk stuff. Friendly staff. Moderate entrance fee.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a lovely museum and worth the effort to find and explore. Well translated information boards and leaflet(s), plus a super range of Como silk products for sale at the reception and shop area. Excellent toilets and cloakroom for depositing jackets. If you love...More

1  Thank StaycationScotland
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Somewhat removed from the town center. But anyone who loves silk, silk production on antique machinery should drop by when in Como. The staff, including the director, Ester Geraci, are extremely helpful and delightful. The museum is one of the few places of interest in...More

Thank mshope40
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I thought this museum was quite interesting. I did not go on a guided tour, so I had to take the time to read the guide. I found the guide a bit confusing with the exhibits. Rooms are not laid out well, but overall you...More

Thank Christy M
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I decided to go to the museum to find out more about the industry that made this area so rich. Its a good museum but you really need to study the guide book carefully as you walk around to understand what you're looking at. I...More

Thank margiemel
Reviewed 12 September 2015

A little bit of a walk from the waterside, we thought we'd check out the Silk Museum. While we picked up a few "fun facts" about silk production, at €10 per person, I don't know that I would include this on a "must do" list...More

Thank HLS131
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We visited this museum on a day trip to Como from Menaggio. It was a great experience. I have always been passionate about fabrics, dress-making, embroidery etc and knew this would interest me. But my husband also enjoyed it. The exhibits of intricate and complex...More

2  Thank Juderay
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