Annie is an expert hidden-gem detective, and on her trip last week to Lake Como, Italy, she came across the Museo Didattico della Seta (that’s the Educational Silk Museum to us Yanks). Situated on the banks of “The City of Silk,” the museum documents Como’s long history of providing Europe with 75 percent of this luxury fabric.
The 10,000-square-foot museum opened on the grounds of the Setificio Silk School and University in 1990, and features an overview and videos of silk processing, plus in-depth tours. It also houses plenty of exhibits of antique processing machines, objects, printing plates, documents, and samples. Meanwhile, the school trains the next generation of textile professionals. Eccellente, no?
To celebrate all things silk, we’re giving away a Como-inspired prize package worth more than $730! To win Pine Cone Hill’s Yuri silk pillow in ochre, Embroidered Hem sheets in white/gold, and Hardwood Canopy coverlet, all you have to do is leave a comment below about this post. The giveaway starts on Wednesday, May 16, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, May 18. (View the full rules here.)
Congratulations to our winner, Chris from Connecticut!