Via Statale 490
The Abegg Silk Museum is housed in a 17th century silk mill on Lake Garlate, a few miles south of Lake Como, in a beautiful site surrounded by mulberry trees. Opened in 1953 by the Abeggs, Swiss manufacturers who wanted to hand down the instruments and techniques created for silk industry throughout the centuries, the museum has a rich collection. Visitors can follow the main production steps: worm breeding, cocoon unwinding and silk twisting; there is also a weaving room. The museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday, but individuals can visit only on the weekends.