A HISTORY OF CULTURE, ART AND TRADITION
The provinces of Como and Lecco are among the oldest industrialization areas in Italy and have a very important history especially in textile and wood processing. Since ancient times, Como was famous for the production of woolen cloths which, in the fourteenth century, were even shipped not only to Venice and Genoa, but also to markets across the Alps.
Even today textile processing is more widespread in the area bordering Como, for example Bellagio, where it is possible to find stampers, dye-works, laboratories where ties, silk scarves, clothing items and other fabrics are woven, also for furniture.
For woodworking the city of Cantù is the one that mainly exceeds in processing. They are produced furniture of each invoice, made with more or less precious woods, able to meet every need, visible in the exhibition areas of Cantù or visiting the workshops of the artisans.
In some centers of Brianza operate skilled craftsmen who work in June and wicker, women love the art of weaving lace.
In the Lecco area activities related to weaving and processing of iron took place. While the former is very similar to that of the Como bank, the second, that is the processing of iron, is typical of the upper Brianza area, Valsassina, especially Premana, where scissors, knives and cutting tools are made in general. In Valsassina and Val Cavargna copper is worked and good stagnant artisans survive. In many places, ethnographic museums are set up that show work tools that have disappeared or are not used today.
The craftsmanship tells of men and women who mark taste, the way of dressing, living and living the house with a creative thought.