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Museo Didattico della Seta

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Surprisingly interesting!

Visited the Silk Museum in Como, and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t really... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
MiranK_12
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Calgary, Canada
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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 4 August 2018
CaptDrLarry
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Calgary, Canada
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Opened in 1990, the museum documents the history of the silk industry in Como.
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Via Castelnuovo 9, 22100, Como, Italy
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This museum is a bit outside of central Como, but worth the trip. They guides spoke excellent English and provide each guest with a book explaining each step of the silk process in English. The displays are of older machines used in Como to make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the Silk Museum in Como, and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t really think that I would enjoy it, but once there, I found the exhibits very interesting. Who knew! Great explanations were provided on all of the exhibits along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MiranK_12
Reviewed 4 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank thomaskA1057SD
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  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

Date of experience: August 2016
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