This experience dedicated to the sense of touch will take place in untouched nature, surrounded by greenery. It will teach you about silkworms and the ancient and noble silk art.
Starting with a guided tour of the Silk Museum, set in the beautiful surroundings of Caracciolo Castle, you will have the opportunity to visit the different sections where the relics of the history of silk are preserved. You will also find old clothes, damask from Catanzaro, sacred vestments, contemporary raw silk artifacts, as well as the part of the museum dedicated to mulberry, silkworm, natural fibers and the textile laboratory with 4 heralds working looms and the exhibition of samples of natural colours.
You will continue along a nature trail, a path that goes into the heart of a picturesque pine forest, with over 50 species of plants of the Mediterranean.
At the mulberry fields, you will have the opportunity to visit an intensive crop consisting of about 3,500 plants of Kokusò varieties, spread over an area of over 1.5 hectares of land with silkworms.
In fact, here in San Floro, a hilly town overlooking the Corace Valley and offering a landscape rich in natural beauty, thousands of silkworms have come back to life after years of inactivity.
By burning the freshly picked mulberry leaf, the silkworms give life to the alchemy of nature and the silk cocoon, a phenomenon discovered over 4,200 years ago by a Chinese princess.
You’ll feed the silkworms, see the magic of silk reeling, and be enchanted as the silk thread slips from the cocoons and forms into a skein.
The experience will end with a tasting of local products from organic farming, under the canopy of a majestic pine tree more than a century old.