Silk Educational Museum.
Entrance - via Castelnuovo, 9 - Tel. +39 031303180. A complete collection of original machinery used until a few years ago for the various phases of silk work. It is possible to follow the trip of the silk thread from the egg from which the silkworms come to the pressing of the thread, from the creation of the fabric to the printing, to finally arrive at the finishing. Open Tuesday to Friday 9:00-12:00 and 15:00-18:00.
Civic Art Collections of Palazzo Volpi
Via Diaz 84 - Tel. +39 031271343/269869 - Fax +39 031 268053/240303
The Civiche Raccolte d'Arte (Civic Art Collections) are exhibited in the areas of the ex-art gallery, which holds testimonies of the territory's art: from the pre-Romanesque and Romanesque to the frescoes coming from the vanished Monastero di Santa Margherita .
Particularly interesting is the section dedicated to Como's Twentieth-Century painting with works ranging from Mario Radice to Carla Badiali .
Open Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00. Sundays: 10:00-13:00.
Museo studio del tessuto MuST (Fondazione Antonio Ratti)
I.I.Trento 9 - Tel. +39 031 233111 -
The Antonio Ratti Foundation Museum is a unique multimedia museum holding a precious collection of antique fabrics with more than 400,000 exhibits ranging from Medieval textiles to velvets and brocaded silks, catalogued and able to be viewed by means of computerised files. Open Monday through Friday: 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:30.
Tempio Sacrario degli sport nautici (Water sports temple shrine)
- Via per Brunate - Tel. +39 031305958
Inside a modern sanctuary, in a panoramic position along the road to Brunate , memorabilia of the Como's great water sports are exhibited, as well as a unique collection of nativity scenes, made of marine materials.
Open Sundays and holidays from 14:30 to 18:00. Free entrance.
Como is the city which gives the name to the entire lake, arriving by train, you can easily admire all of the marvels of the city going by foot, not to be missed: a visit to the Voltian Temple and the Como's Cathedral.
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