Lake Como is without a doubt one of the most breathtaking places and must-see destinations to visit in all of Northern Italy; with that said, the opulent hotels and luxurious villas there can make anyone’s stay a truly unforgettable one. And the 18th-century neoclassical Villa Sola Cabiati embodies the charm of Lake Como to perfection as a highly ranked villa that is listed among the most magnificent properties in the area. Villa Sola Cabiati was once the summer home of Milan’s Duke Gabrio Serbelloni, and is currently owned by the noble Sola Cabiati family. The luxury villa has upheld its distinguished aura and noble atmosphere, with frescoed walls, verdant gardens, and amazing period piece furnishings such as a bed slept in by Napoleon and Joséphine, which have remained widely inaccessible to the general public for the past decades.
However, the property has recently been put under new management by the five-star Grand Hotel Tremezzo, where they now share the villa with only select guests. The villa has become very exclusive ever since Grand Hotel Tremezzo took over management — the villa can’t even be booked on the hotel’s website. Tremezzo’s CEO & owner, Valentina De Santis, says “It’s about providing something exclusive to our guests, in a style that’s very different from the hotel — and creating truly tailor-made experiences there.”
The hotel presents a grand tour of Villa Sola Cabiati as it showcases resident treasures like priceless tapestries, Renaissance-era majolica pottery, and a rare collection of Stradivarius violins painted black for Marie Antoinette’s funeral in 1793. Guests visiting Villa Sola Cabiati (who are art and history aficionados) can schedule guided tours of the villa’s two museum floors, which were previously closed to the general public. In addition, the guests of the villa can also book much more engaging activities in an array of options from sharing a romantic dinner with someone special in the Tuscan garden to doing yoga by the swimming pool.
Making your visit to the historical Villa Sola Cabiati a simply incredible one, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo offers their guests an even more extraordinary experience by letting them staying for the night, gathering a party of up to 12 as they take advantage of the villa’s classical artwork and historic furnishings. The villa is priced at $10,000 per night, and allows the guests to live, if only for a day, a life of complete luxury while having the same sort of privacy that royal residents living in Lake Como have luxuriated in for generations.