Como: the World Silk Capital

“ Who was Pietro Boldoni?” one guest asked some days ago. She was having a walk through the city centre when she noticed a street called “Via Pietro Boldoni”.

Do you know who was this man? He was the introducer of the silk industry in Como in the XVI century.
In fact,  the most ancient factory for the silk manufacture dates back to 1510 and it is represented by a throwing mill built by Pietro Boldoni.

Even today the city of Como is considered the World Silk Capital and it’s the perfect location to enhance your wardrobe:  scarfs,ties, clothing and accessories. In other words, a manifacturing excellence of “Made in Italy”.

from Silk Museum Book

from Silk Museum Book

 

An authentic proof regarding Como’s glorious past is the Silk Museum that  shows an important heritage that allows visitors to travel through the history of silk again, through drawings, textile products, photographs, prints and machinery.

Our lobby  is hosting a marvellous antique sewing machine that directly comes from the museum, a little preview of the amazing silk world that you will find during your visit.

Sewing machine in our lobby from Silk Museum

Sewing machine in our lobby from Silk Museum

How to get to Silk Museum from the hotel: you can catch buses n° 1 or n° C40 or train to Como Borghi Station.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday 9:00-12:00am and 3:00-6:00pm.

Download the new App of Silk Museum from your AppStore, look for “Museo della Seta”.

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