Filatoio Rosso (Caraglio)
Via Matteotti, 44 - 12023 Caraglio (Cn)
Until the end of the 19th century, Caraglio was an important center for silk work and the production of organzine, a highly prized thread obtained from silk worms and largely exported to factories in Lyon. Built in only two years, between 1676 and 1678, the Filatoio (Spinning Mill) is an extraordinary and unique example of 17th century Piemonte “industrial architecture”. The elegant and harmonious building has numerous rooms, cylindrical towers decorated with stucco work placed at the building’s four corners, and work rooms that open up to two large inner courtyards. Today, completely restored, it houses the Museo Regionale della Seta (Regional Silk Museum) in the former factory area and an exhibit of contemporary art in the former residential area.
Opening times: Please call the phone number for further information +39.0171.618260
Date of last update: 26/03/2012