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Como city of silk

Hotel Centrale | Como Città della seta


Since the turn of the century, Como has been the centre of Italy's silk industry; to this day, silk in Como is still spun and printed using traditional craftsmanship. This town is undoubtedly the best place in Italy to shop for silk; with its fine designer goods like ties and scarves at very favorable prices. Don't miss a visit to the Silk Museum and the Ratti Fondation: both of which offer a precious collection of traditional textile machines, objects, samples and tools from textile processes that made Como the city of silk.