Stylish Silk Products from Lake Como
There are still about 400 silk weaving mills in Como and environs and also many companies that are specialized in the dyeing or imprinting of silk.
In Como, every year in September, the “Idea Como” takes place, which counts as the largest silk fair in Europe.
The Silk Museum in Como, the Museo Della Seta Didattico di Como in the Via Castelnuovo 9, offers you an insight into the history of silk production. A lot of ancient machines, looms, chemical instruments and historical documents can be viewed.
Silk was and is still produced to date also in the surroundings of Lecco on Lake Como. In 1818 an age-old tuck mill for woolen materials was expanded into a silk mill in Abbadia Lariana.
Some time ago, the big twister from then was repaired and the old buildings were restored. Today they also accommodate a silk museum. Fashionable silk products can be purchased anywhere on Lake Como.
One of the largest specialty shops for silk products of all kinds is situated in a historical factory building in the Viale Roosevelt in Como.
Would you like a luxurious, silky Souvenir from Lake Como? Come on, let’s go shopping! Count me in!
Tanti saluti e a presto
Rosa Maria Lamberti