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 from 10.00 to 18.00. On Saturday from 10.00 to 13.00. Sundays and holidays by reservation for groups.
Civic Art Collections of Palazzo Volpi. Via Diaz 84 - Como - Tel. +39 031 269869.
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 Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays and the days 8, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January.
Museo studio del tessuto MuST (Fondazione Antonio Ratti).
Via per Cernobbio 19 - Como - Tel. +39 031 3384976. 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 to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.30 to 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.
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Cernobbio is the starting point for the Lariana Mountains Walk, a fascinating walk along paths between 600 - 1200 meters of altitude, entirely signalled by C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club). The most prestigious villa is Villa d'Este.Cernobbio
Various theme cruises are organized by the Lake Navigation Management, besides the normal lake navigation service, in July and August, it is possible to take a cruise on the Concordia with restaurant service.Navigation
Torno is situated upon a headland, from where it looks down over the south-western end of lake Como. Traces of pre-Roman settlements have been found in the area, as evidenced by the discovery of Massi Avelli to Piazzaga.Torno