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.
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.
Ever traveled to Lake Como? Do tell!
For more fantasy fun, visit this Italian Villa.
Peace to you right where you are.
Do i get props for not mentioning George Clooney once in this post? Oh, wait.