Civic Museum Setificio Monti


The Civic Museum Setificio Monti is a museum about the history of silk. Its venue is in Abbadia Lariana in the premises of a former factory of the nineteenth century.

The textile mill was founded around 1818 by Pietro Monti a silk manufacturer who came to Abbadia from the southern area of Milan. It was then enlarged and modernized and it remained active until 1934. After a long period of decline in 1978 both buildings, the spinning mill and the spinner, were purchased by the municipality of Abbadia and converted into a museum, inaugurated in 1998.

The Museum is housed in the two buildings of the Monti complex (the 1818 spinner and the 1869 spinning mill).

Tours of the Civic Museum are on:

  • Wednesdays from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
  • Opening upon appointments are possible. Bookings can be made by calling the following 0341-731241 or 0341-700381.
  • For groups larger then 15 people and for schools reservation is compulsory. Booking can be made through a form to be downloaded.
  • Visitors will be accompanied by qualified staff to meet any requests for infos to study the topic in need.


  • Adults: 4,00 EUR
  • Kids and Seniors: (up to 14 years, over 65 years) 3,50 EUR
  • Groups and schools: 2,50 EUR
  • Kids and Seniors Special: (groups from 7 to 15 people) 3,00 EUR
  • Free: residents, people with disabilities and people accompanying


Address:Via Statale, 490, 23852 Garlate, LC, Italia
Phone:+39 331 996 08 90
Facebook:Civico Museo della seta Abegg di Garlate





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