Fantasy Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Yes, it’s opulent. Enchanting. Sooooo romantic. Yet that’s not what I love most about Villa Sola Cabiati, described as “the pearl of Lake Como.”

It’s not that I can imagine staying here and instantly blowing up on Instagram with my #ultimatelakelife posts.

It’s not even the amazing architecture of this Italian villa (which was built in the 16th century and two hundred years later magnificently redesigned in the Neoclassical style as a summer home for the Dukes of Serbelloni) that puts it on the map for me.

Nope.

It’s that Villa Sola Cabiati is known as LA QUIETE, and the Serbelloni coat of arms engraved at the entrance on the villa’s facade reads “villulae quietem,” the stillness of a small villa, referring to the tranquility of the villa on Lake Como. If you have followed this blog, you may know my jam is timeless and tranquil, and there’s something beyond irresistible about a property this beautifully grand somehow preserving a spirit of “stillness,” “small’ and “quiet.”

According to Grand Hotel Tremezzo, which has a relationship with the villa, the property passed to the family of marquis Lodovico Busca following Luisa Serbelloni’s marriage to him. The villa was “inherited by the Sola Cabiati, a lineage of counts, connected to the Busca family when Antonietta Busca married Andrea Sola in 1871. The residence has belonged to the noble family ever since.”

Villa Sola Cabiati is now exclusively available to guests of the nearby Grand Hotel Tremezzo, which is a short drive or boat ride away. According to Architectural Digest, the collaboration has given the villa a sort of revival, and the six suites occupying the wings were updated to bring 21st century comforts to guests.

I found conflicting reports regarding the price to stay in the villa…from $10,000 per night to week rentals only ($39,000). As you may imagine, it’s the ultimate wedding venue, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if it were converted to a museum we could all visit!?!

Let’s tour the beauty of La Quiete.

Neoclassical opulent interior of Villa Sola Cabiati

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Facade of entrance to Villa Sola Cabiati with coat of arms on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Neoclassical elegant interior suite in Villa Sola Cabiati on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Breathtaking view of Lake Como from Villa Sola Cabiati on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Neoclassical opulent interior of Villa Sola Cabiati on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Charming interior of Villa Sola Cabiati on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Blue shutters on facade of Villa Sola Cabiati on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Striped linens on beds within in Villa Sola Cabiati on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Neoclassical magnificent interior of Villa Sola Cabiati on Hello Lovely

Luxury Tour: Villa Sola Cabiati

Villa Sola Cabiati

The entrance hall is decorated with stucco work by Muzio Canzio and frescoes by Francesco Conegliani.

Ever traveled to Lake Como? Do tell!

For more fantasy fun, visit this Italian Villa.

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

xox

p.s.

Do i get props for not mentioning George Clooney once in this post? Oh, wait.

 

 

Follow:

12 Comments

  1. September 28, 2017 / 1:06 am

    It’s beautiful. Very much my style, though I do it on a different budget.

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Your style is beautiful regardless of commas and zeros. Peasants like me are grateful you share it with the world! 🙂

  2. September 28, 2017 / 5:32 am

    Oh dear Michele, there are no words for! This is beyond beautiful!!! I just love Italian architecture!
    xo
    Greet

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:55 am

      The noble villa would be lucky to have you gracing their halls, Greet. xox

  3. Mary Williams
    September 28, 2017 / 7:53 am

    The Lake Como area is as glorious as your pictures suggest. The lake’s two other cities, Bellagio and Varenna are just as beautiful and accessible by a ferry which runs up and down the lake. The architecture is stunning and the craftsmanship is second to none. There are cobble stoned streets, windows boxes overflowing with flowers, outdoor cafes, excellent food and charm everywhere! On the other side of the lake are the statuesque Swiss Alps which are breathtaking in and of themselves. A visit should be on everyone’s bucket list. More affordable accommodations are located on Varenna which is where I stayed in a charming hotel right on the lake where the ferry lands. I have traveled many places in the world, but this area has to be one of the top of my favorites list!

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:54 am

      Mary! Thank you for giving us this beautiful summary and brilliantly whetting our appetites for Lake Como. Thanks too for the tip on where to stay. It’s on my list! xox

  4. September 28, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Thanks for the fantasy, Michele! I could live in the foyer, that floor and chandelier and front door! Goodness💕

    • September 28, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      ‘Foyers I could live in’ is a great idea for a post on Hello Lovely! Thanks, Holly. xox

    • September 30, 2017 / 10:28 am

      Riiiiiight?????

  5. October 7, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    So elegant! This is the true basis of blogging — to see via posts places we may never go to and beauty we can experience visually.

    • October 7, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      You’re a gem for reading and cheering me on, friend. Thanks for adding to the beauty. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *