Quality Hotel San Martino
Via Europa, 4
Garbagnate Monastero, 23846
Phone: (39) 031 851700
Fax: (39) 031 851411
Via Europa, 4, Garbagnate Monastero, IT, 23846
- Phone: (39) 031 851700
- Fax: (39) 031 851411
The first spinning wheel business in Como, run by Pietro Boldoli, dates from 1510. The entrepreneur took the threads, dyed them and sent them on the so-called Silk Road, which went from the lake, to Austria, Bavaria and the Rhine. By 1815, 2000 people in Como, which only had 15,000 inhabitants, worked in the silk industry. The businessmen worked together, and in 1865 the Silk Factory School was set up, which aimed to produce skilled workers and good factory leaders. In Albate, just outside Como, in the direction of Milan, they charge reasonable prices for scarves, ties, shirts and other silk goods.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Centro Commerciale Metropoli is an enormous shopping centre at the gates of Milan with plenty of magnanimous shops and services. Inside there are the giants such as Ipercop, Media World, Oviesse and Longoni Sport, but also a myriad of shops such as butchers, opticians, book shops, cake shops etc. Among the services on offer are a photography lab, cobblers, laundry, bank, post office, chemists, tobacconists and travel agents. This is a real mini world where you can find everything you need. To restock the body after a hard day's shopping, there are number of self service restaurants, including rotisseries and ice-cream parlours that know how to tempt your taste buds.
Andrew's Ties opened as a tie and fashion accessory store for men, but over the years it has evolved and now offers men's shirts as well as scarves and all kinds of ties. They also offer a shirtmaking service and sell lovely cashmere sweaters for men and women. All made in Italy and unbelievably reasonable prices.
Towards the beginning of Viale Padova, near the central station, this is the place to try true Neapolitan Coffee which is thick and chocolatey, can be drunk in one sip and fills the mouth with pleasant flavours. They also have a large variey of traditional Neapolitan desserts, including Babà and Pastiera.
It is worth going up to Viale Monza if you have decided to buy leather clothing for men or women. Eivissa offers a wide range of clothes, from classic waistcoats to more sexy skirts, from soft leather trousers to the sheepskin coats that are coming back into fashion, not forgetting the top quality fur coats. The advantage it has over other shops is definitely the price: coming straight from the manufacturer to the shop Eivissa offers excellent discounts, putting beautiful fur coats within the reach of all those who have only dreamed of owning one. In just a few weeks you can also have clothes made to measure or adjustments according to individual needs.
Capoverde takes its name from the beautiful islands that are becoming popular tourist destinations and it's herbal shop is immersed in the greenery of a nursery in Via Leoncavallo. Apart from being a Botancical Center, and a popular Event Center, this place also sells natural products for health and beauty as well as lovely gifts. Products include mud treatments, herbal teas, infusions, pot-pourri, aromatic paper and more. Check the website for more details.
This herbalist's shop, managed by Doctors Ida Cegani and Gianni Avenati opened in Milan in 1944 and sells herbal teas, vitamins, organic foods and other products based on plant extracts with herbal traditions helping to restore your natural, physical equilibrium. Among the products available are herbs, dyes, Bach's flower remedies, bubble bath, bitters, face cream, body lotion and shampoo.