Guided tour to Silk Museum

20€ per person

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.



From Wednesday to Sunday
2 - 8+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Varenna-Esino train station
  • Return Time
    2 hours
  • Dress Code
    comfortable shoes and rain jacket in case of uncertain weather
  • Included
    Entrance ticket to the Silk Museum
    Italian and English speaking-tour guide
    Round trip train tickets to Abbadia Lariana
    Street direction to get to the Silk Museum from the train station
  • Not Included
    2 hours e-bike rental
    30/40 minutes ride with "Lucia" boat
    A platter of local cured meats and cheeses
    Access to the SPA area
    Aperitivo with "Bellavista"
    Aperitivo with "Franciacorta" wine
    Aperitivo with Prosecco and appetizers
    At disposal: large pool and small pool for children
    Bike rental
    Boat tour of the center lake
    Changing rooms
    Complementary starter, water, two glasses of wine and coffee per person
    Daily 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 Diavol
    Entrance ticket to Vezio Castle
    Entrance ticket to Villa Balbianello and its Gardens
    Flight by seaplane
    Italian and English speaking-pilot
    Italian and English speaking-rower
    Italian and English-speaking artist for a 2 hours long lesson
    Italian and English-speaking Captain
    Italian and English-speaking Chef
    Italian and English-speaking guide
    Italian, English, German, French-speaking tour guide
    Italian, English, German-speaking tour guide (occasionally French or Russian)
    Kit with front and rear lights, padlock, bell, mobile phone holder, high visibility vest
    One glass of wine
    Paintbrushes and paints
    Painting paper
    Paper maps with routes on cycle paths
    Rear 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 Bellano
    Round-trip train tickets to Sondrio
    Round-trip transfer by boat
    Round-trip transfer to Borgofrancone
    Round-trip transfer to Chiuro (Valtellina) by minibus
    Round-trip transfer to Como
    Small swimming pool for children
    Soccer field
    Street direction to get to the Orrido from the train station
    Street direction to get to the pier from the train station
    Street direction to get to the Winery from the train station
    Supercar rental
    Tasting of 4 wines
    Tasting of 8 different types of cheese
    Tennis court rental
    Tennis equipment (rackets and balls) at choice
    Tour of the vineyard and the cellar with an english-speaking guide
    Typical dinner
    Typical lunch
    Visit of the cheese factory
    Water and coffee
    Yoga lesson
Varenna-Esino train station
Departure from the FS Varenna- Esino railway station by train
Arriving in Abbadia Lariana after aproximately 30 minutes of travel. Walk to the Silk Museum in the center where you will meet the guide. Participants will be taken on a visit of the museum to discover the secrets of the silk production, twisting and spinning process.
Return to Varenna by train according to the train's schedule with arrival in the square of the Varenna-Esino train station.

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