In our paper, we are investigating the evolution of silk production and markets in South of Italy, understanding silk as a multi-layered heritage that came to Europe from Asia. Our research is based on historical data, our and other relevant previous research, archive data etc. that let us point out on the main historical events that influenced on the silk production phases. Silk is seen as multilayered imported from Asia to Europe property, that relates to the meanings of cultural, economic, historical and industrial heritage. In respect to relevant data, we brought main findings of silk production importance from the past, to the present, with regard to future directions of development . Research questions: 1 How did silk appear in Italy, and what were the most important influences on the silk production? 2 What importance sericulture had for people involved in this process / main social benefits? 3 What was the relationship between exogenous and endogenous knowledge in silk production in our case? 4 As a dissonant heritage with what kind of narratives silk could be operated today in order to speak its story?
Silk production, multi-layered heritage, silk markets, South Italy, Calabria