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”.

Como, the Land of Toys – Christmas 2017

It’s time for ” Como, the Land of Toys” (La città dei Balocchi)

Duomo - La città dei balocchi

So here is the programme:

 

BIG EVENTS

* Santa Claus’ coming: 24th December at Broletto

* Befana’s coming: famous character from Italian folklore, Epihany Day 6th January

* New Year’s Eve by Lake Como: music entertainment with fireworks show, 31st December

ILLUMINATIONS PROJECT AND XMAS DECORATIONSTeatro sociale

from 25th November

* Como Magic Light Festival: Location –> Piazza Duomo, Piazza Verdi, Piazza Grimoldi, Piazza San Fedele, Piazza Volta. The main buildings will turn into a scenographic and suggestive architectural projections festival!!

OPEN MARKETSIce skating rink and open markets

 in Piazza Cavour and Portici Plinio: typical wooden little houses with gastonomical products of the region and from all over Italy, gift ideas, Mediterranean fragrances from incences to jams and much more…

NATIVITY SCENES EXHIBITION

@ San Giacomo Church, Como

XMAS WITH… SECURITY FORCE

Civic – minded and road-safety education for children

SPORT: ICE RINKIce Skating Rink

From 25th December to 7th January in Piazza Cavour

SACRED MUSIC

 

at Duomo Cathedral

Magic Light Festival

St. Valentine Offer: Lake Como in Love

 For the most romantic day of the year we are looking for couples who want to spend a dream holiday on Lake Como.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for this sweet experience, your experience, in a unique location, which has already stolen the hearts of many poets, celebrities and filmmakers.

We give you the opportunity to propose our offer to your sweet half, or better yet, make a surprise!

Overnight in double room with lake view;

Breakfast is included;

Bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival;

A romantic dinner by candlelight in our Restaurant Dock;

Tickets for the historic funicular Como, that will get you in Brunate, a delightful village that enjoys a breathtaking panoramic view;

The offer is valid February 10 to 18 2018

Price for one night: € 106.00 per person

Price for 2 nights: € 172.00 per person

 

Can you imagine waking up in the morning and enjoy the magical view on Lake Como? CLICK HERE!

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