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Museo Didattico della Seta
Ranked #17 of 84 things to do in Como
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Owner description: Opened in 1990, the museum documents the history of the silk industry in Como.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
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“interesting”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

The museum is currently undergoing renovations and parts of it were not available for viewing. It is also currently a little disjointed as far as sequence of presentation. It provided an interesting overview of silk processing but the aspects which are unique to the Como region, if any, were not made apparent. Two videos of silk processing are also available for viewing. The entry fee is 10 Euro per person, a little steep for what it offers. They also sell a limited selection of silk scarves, also priced a little steep compared to what can be bought in the city of Como. The staff there are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited October 2011
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Eau Claire,Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“fascinating small specialty museum”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

If you have an interest in textiles, this is a fascinating museum . It gives a good overview of the entire process of making silk, but from a historical perspective. Most of the equipment dates from the 1800's. The museum showcases Como's long role as a center of the silk industry in Europe. Access by bus or on foot if you don't mind a half hour walk. Nice guidebook; don't do what we did and accidentally take it with you! (We mailed it back).

Visited July 2011
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