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Museo Didattico della Seta

Via Castelnuovo 9, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 303180
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Interesting but not very didactic

This museum is supposed to be didactic, but there a really very few explanations (all in Italian... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Bruno V
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AREQUIPA, Peru
Not What My Wife Thought

It's a great museum for learning how silk fabrics are produced. However, if you are expecting as... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
NoSpin
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Weston, Massachusetts
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Opened in 1990, the museum documents the history of the silk industry in Como.
  • Excellent38%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Via Castelnuovo 9, 22100, Como, Italy
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+39 031 303180
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Reviewed March 11, 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

Thank Bruno V
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Reviewed September 29, 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

Thank NoSpin
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Reviewed September 21, 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.

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Reviewed September 6, 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

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Reviewed August 23, 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

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Reviewed July 14, 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

Thank Christy M
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Reviewed August 30, 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

Thank margiemel
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

A little bit of a walk from the waterside, we thought we'd check out the Silk Museum. While we picked up a few "fun facts" about silk production, at €10 per person, I don't know that I would include this on a "must do" list...More

Thank HLS131
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Reviewed September 10, 2015

We visited this museum on a day trip to Como from Menaggio. It was a great experience. I have always been passionate about fabrics, dress-making, embroidery etc and knew this would interest me. But my husband also enjoyed it. The exhibits of intricate and complex...More

2  Thank Juderay
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Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

About 20 minutes walk from the lake front. As a museum, it has a very dated way of presenting information - a text rich guide book that you walk around with. There was a short video in one of the rooms but quality of video...More

2  Thank redhair007
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