Today was such an amazing day! We traveled to Como and visited Mantero Seta Spa which was a silk manufacturer and designer. It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! We looked through the library of the company which contained all the previously made silk designs for designers like Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and many more. It was very very cool to see familiar looking prints previously worn by celebrities. Then we went down to the factory itself and saw the printing presses printing patterns and designs on silk fabric. I was in awe to see Louis Vuitton prints being printed on the fabric. The tour guide told us that the company buys the silk swatches for $2,000 each and there were hundreds being printed. The designs were also for fall of 2019 so no one has seen them before so it will be fun to see them on celebrities and realize that I had seen the designs almost a year before they had. For that reason, we were not allowed to take any photos inside the facilities. I loved this site visit!
After the site visit, we went to Lake Como and it was so beautiful. The water was a deep teal and the Alps around it were covered in villas and it was breath taking. Of course we took way to many pictures! We ate at a little pizzeria and it was awesome! I love eating lunch with the group! After that we went on a little walking tour of Como and then went on a boat tour. The houses along the lake side were very beautiful and showed authentic Italian architecture. I loved looking at the houses. We even saw George Clooney’s villa! We had such a good day today and I’m sure tomorrow will be even better!