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Villa Sola Cabiati: Lake Como’s Most Romantic Daydream

A stunning estate with a fascinating history, permeating every little corner of its premises. Located in the heart of Lake Como, Italy, Villa Sola Cabiati has the strongest lake vibes you’ll perceive in a full lifetime: verdant grounds, unparalleled views of the lake, munificent Renaissance-style architecture and a grand, one of a kind art collection. Now, imagine such a corner of paradise as the location for a fancy escape with your friends and family, or for the most breathtaking moment of your life: the moment in which your better half will become, indeed, yours forever. 

Today Lake Como Experiences will take you to Villa Sola Cabiati, Tremezzo’s hidden jewel. 

How to get to Villa Sola Cabiati

Villa Sola Cabiati placidly rests in front of the calm waters of Tremezzo, on the eastern shore of Lake Como. Gaining access to its otherworldly environments will just take a small traveling effort, which will be then amply rewarded by its stunning beauty. 

Get to Villa Sola Cabiati by car

Taking a car is the quickest and most convenient option as you can reach your destination in about an hour. Follow the A9 motorway and exit at the Como/Lago di Como sign. Follow the directions for Menaggio, taking the SS340 (or “Via Regina”, the queen road in italian) and follow it for just 45 minutes, until reaching the spellbinding hamlet of Tremezzo. 

Get to Villa Sola Cabiati by train and bus 

Start off by taking the train from Milano Cadorna or Milano Centrale to Como Lago or Como S. Giovanni. Tickets are €4.80 each with a 50% discount for kids up to 14 years of age, and the journey takes around an hour. From Como, take a bus (either from the Stazione Autolinee or Como S. Giovanni) on the C10 line, which stops at all the main hotspots in the Tremezzina area and costs around €4.00 for a one-way trip. 

Get to Villa Sola Cabiati by ferry boat 

Sailing Lake Como’s blue waters is surely the most pleasing way to travel around it. Take a ferry boat from the town’s dock, for a fare of € 10.40: it will take you to Tremezzo in about 1 hour. Multiple discounts or fee variations apply (depending, for example, whether you’ll be catching a quick ferry boat or not): check the official website to know them all!

Sensations from a Bygone Era: Exploring the history of Villa Sola Cabiati

Villa Sola Cabiati is a magnificent example of the grandeur and beauty of Italian architecture. First commissioned  in the 16th century by the Duchess of Carretto, the famous Serbelloni family purchased it two hundred years after it was first built, to use as their summer home. They expanded upon the existing building, giving it a Neoclassical makeover and transforming it into the majestic structure it is today.

Villa Sola Cabiati was the flagship of the Serbelloni family, which embellished it with beautiful interiors over the centuries; for instance, In the 1700s two lateral wings were added to the existing Baroque-style façade of the building, as well as rounded tympana and balconies.

Did you know? Many illustrious guests had the privilege to be hosted by the Villa: Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, and Napoleon Bonaparte. Funnily enough, during World War II, the bed of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais was moved to the Villa from Milan to protect it from a fire. 

In recent decades, Villa Sola Cabiati has been restored to its former glory by the current owners, the Castiglioni family, who opened the villa to the public in 2013. Today, the villa has been transformed into one of Italy’s most prestigious getaways,, and is a popular destination for weddings and events. 

LCE tip: the most demanding beauty-seekers are probably familiar with the Serbelloni surname. If Villa Sola Cabiati didn’t satisfy your craving for enchantment, just across the lake there’s Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, another among Lake Como’s most luxurious hotels. From there, visitors can explore the world famous village of Bellagio, as well as the fairytale gardens of Villa Melzi. If that’s not enough, fear not, as Lake Como Experience has always an ace upon its sleeve: give a look at the renowned Villa D’Este or the picturesque Villa Cipressi!

Villa Sola Cabiati: Lake Como’s most perfect escape 

Villa Sola Cabiati is a timeless treasure that beckons visitors to explore its secrets. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a chance to explore the past, Villa Sola Cabiati offers something for everyone. So if you’re looking to step back in time and explore a piece of history, your quest is now over!

Let yourself be enchanted by the treasures of Villa Sola Cabiati 

Slip back in time to the hedonistic days of the Belle Époque. This historic residence is home to an array of exquisite artifacts, from stuccoed ceilings to frescoes painted by renowned artists of the day, as well as priceless collections of tapestries, paintings, and Chinese vases. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Como, explore the fragrant Italian garden, and savor the outdoor pool’s sun-drenched paradise. 

Indulge in the fine details of the Murano chandelier adorning the dining room and book a  tour of the mysterious upper floor and attic previously off-limits to the public: they jealousy guard Renaissance-era majolica pottery, and a rare collection of Stradivarius violins painted black for Marie Antoinette’s funeral in 1793. History and art mavens will have the chance to embark on a captivating voyage through the crafts and the eras!

A perfect wedding or a fancy birthday 

A wedding on Lake Como is a milestone of unrepeatable romance; Villa Sola Cabiati is no exception: the estate is one of  Italy’s most romantic places. Exchange vows in the beautiful, deconsecrated chapel, surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Italian countryside. With its private dock, you can take a romantic boat ride across the lake to the historic town of Bellagio for a memorable post-ceremony celebration. Feel the love in the air as you and your partner say “I do” in the most enchanting Italian lakeside.

All the magic of a top class wedding at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, with the privacy of your own ancient villa!

Alternatively, the villa offers a unique setting for a special birthday or for a fancy escape with your family and friends: from parties of up to 70 guests, to a wide array of personalized activities!

LCE Tip: Villa Sola Cabiati is strategically located in the very heart of Lake Como, allowing almost endless explorations and adventures! Check out our proposals for a thrilling cruise with a Riva classic boat or with a more relaxing Venetian Limousine

Luxury, nature, and comfort: Book your perfect stay 

Villa Sola Cabiati is not just a concentration of art and natural beauty, but also a top-notch accommodation facility: not coincidentally, the villa is managed by Grand Hotel Tremezzo, one of the most exclusive retreats in the world, from which the residence is just a few steps away. 

Each of the six suites have their own spacious bedroom and ensuite bathroom, lavishly decorated for the spiritual elevation of their guests, without renouncing to the most modern comforts. 

At the back of the property, a secluded area hides a shaded dining pergola, a heated pool, accompanied by sun loungers: a compelling invitation to just forget about everything for a while, and just dwell in the sweetest of moments. 

Dulcis in fundo, a full dedicated staff, including Villa Manager, butler, chamber maid and housekeeper, will provide the same five star hospitality Grand Hotel Tremezzo has been spoiling its guests with since 1910. 

Villa Sola Cabiati: Info and useful tips 

The professional and discrete staff from Gran Hotel Tremezzo is always available for inquiries and reservations, whether it be to know the cost of a wedding or the rent of a stay at Villa Sola Cabiati. 

Grand Hotel Tremezzo is usually open from late March to the end of October, but we warmly suggest to keep an eye on the official website for precise dates. 

Phone: +39 0344 42491
Email: reservations@grandhoteltremezzo.com
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