Tucked away at the back of the town near the University (away from the lake) this is definitely worth a visit. Silk manufacturing was the dominant industry in Como and this tells the story from the early days of silk worm farms and the laborious processes involved in spinning, dyeing, weaving and selling the cloth, right up until Asian imports took over. Visitors are supplied with full notes in English. Anyone with experience or interest in the manufacture of fabric will enjoy this. My Bradford born OH recognised some of the methods which were also used in the manufacture of wool cloth.
There is also a small shop so I couldn't resist coming away with a beautiful heavy silk scarf - made in Como naturally - for only €40.
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