Today was the best day yet! We woke up a little earlier than usual to travel to Como for the day. Once we got there, we visited the Mantero Seta Spa and were given a tour of their facility. It was really amazing to see their archives of silk designs and patterns! We saw so many fabrics that have been used by designers such as Gucci and Chanel. On the tour, we also got to see how the designs were printed on the silks, as well as many of the other steps in the making of the scarfs. The tour was really interesting, and at the end we got to shop in their outlet store!
After the company visit, we had some delicious pizza for lunch, then started touring Como! We were led on a walking tour first, where we saw the cathedral and the statue of La Volta. Afterwards, we went on the boat tour which was breathtaking! I loved sitting in the back of the boat and taking in all of the sights. The water was a beautiful shade of blue, and all of the houses on the water were huge. The best part was seeing George Clooney’s house and guest house. The only thing that could’ve made it more enjoyable was if George himself came outside! It was raining pretty hard by the end of the tour, but it did not take away from the experience. Como was a gorgeous site, and I am overjoyed that I was able to experience it, even if only for a day.