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Bologna, Silk Capital

These pages on the site contain a number of articles describing the history of the production and marketing of silk in Bologna.

Today, Industrial museums exhibit hydraulic spinning wheels and the names of streets often refer to the textile industry: Via dei Tessitori (Weavers), Via Altaseta, Via delle Moline (mill), Via Drapperie (drapery), etc.
Until the mid-19th century silk was one of the city's major industries. The industrial revolution rapidly developed forms of automation in the textile industry, and Bologna became a specialist machine manufacturer.

Solo Seta is continuing testimony of the traditions of the city, based on an appreciation of quality (in fashion as in cuisine), and innovative technology for progress.

Texts describing the silk industry in Bologna (in Italian only) include:

We hope you find them interesting.