Guided tour to Silk Museum
Discover the traditions of silk production and manifacturing. Be inspired by this pretigious material and learn all about the museum and the Lake Como area.
Silk production on Lake Como provided work to a large number of families in the early twentiwth century. In fact, women, men, and entire generations who lived in the villages around the lake, contributed to making silk a handcrafted product of the highest quality. Silk, a fabric symbol of elegance and refinement, has always been considered an extremely noble and prestigious material. In Abbadia Lariana, at the Civico Museo Setificio Monti, it is possible to still admire the intact tools that where used for the production of thread, twisting , spinning, etc.
The twisting mill, with its 11 x 5 meters in diameter, is the largest in Europe. Perfectly intact and funcioning, it is a machine of immense splendor, with historical value and from an engineering point of view, absolutely priceless.
Timetable is customizable to customer’s needs (on request).
Pets not allowed.
DepartureVarenna-Esino train station
Return Time2 hours
Dress Codecomfortable shoes and rain jacket in case of uncertain weather
IncludedEntrance ticket to the Silk MuseumItalian and English speaking-tour guideRound trip train tickets to Abbadia LarianaStreet direction to get to the Silk Museum from the train station
Not Included2 hours e-bike rental30/40 minutes ride with "Lucia" boatA platter of local cured meats and cheesesAccess to the SPA areaAperitivoAperitivo with "Bellavista"Aperitivo with "Franciacorta" wineAperitivo with Prosecco and appetizersAt disposal: large pool and small pool for childrenBike rentalBoat tour of the center lakeBrunchChanging roomsComplementary starter, water, two glasses of wine and coffee per personDaily entrance to the location with direct access to the lake.E-bike rental (at choice)Entrance ticket to the Orrido di Bellano and Ca' del DiavolEntrance ticket to Vezio CastleEntrance ticket to Villa Balbianello and its GardensFlight by seaplaneHelmetInsuranceItalian and English speaking-pilotItalian and English speaking-rowerItalian and English-speaking artist for a 2 hours long lessonItalian and English-speaking CaptainItalian and English-speaking ChefItalian and English-speaking guideItalian, English, German, French-speaking tour guideItalian, English, German-speaking tour guide (occasionally French or Russian)Kit with front and rear lights, padlock, bell, mobile phone holder, high visibility vestOne glass of winePaintbrushes and paintsPainting paperPaper maps with routes on cycle pathsRear seat for children 1-3 years (on request).Reserved sun chair on the grass (one per person -NO for children)Round-trip train tickets to BellanoRound-trip train tickets to SondrioRound-trip transfer by boatRound-trip transfer to BorgofranconeRound-trip transfer to Chiuro (Valtellina) by minibusRound-trip transfer to ComoShowersSmall swimming pool for childrenSoccer fieldStreet direction to get to the Orrido from the train stationStreet direction to get to the pier from the train stationStreet direction to get to the Winery from the train stationSupercar rentalTasting of 4 winesTasting of 8 different types of cheeseTennis court rentalTennis equipment (rackets and balls) at choiceTour of the vineyard and the cellar with an english-speaking guideTypical dinnerTypical lunchVisit of the cheese factoryWater and coffeeYoga lesson
We require a deposit of 30% at the moment of the booking, the balance should be paid 15 days before the scheduled service date. For reservations made less than 15 dyas before the service, the total payment amount is required. If the balance is not paid by the scheduled deadline, the reservation will be considered cancelled and the deposit lost
Refund of the entire amount paid for cancellation up to 7 days before the date of the experience. No refund in case of no-show