Villa Sola Cabiati is one of the most fascinating residences of Lake Como. The Villa preserves intact over time its treasures: the arabesque Italian garden, the gilded frieze and mythological statues, the Baroque decorations of the facade, the centuries-old park and the frescoes of the Tepelian school that decorate the rooms are the almost magical frame in which to live a truly special experience. The Villa has an internal parking, a swimming pool with cottage and solarium, a helipad and a private boat dock at a few meters away.
Villa Sola Cabiati History
Villa Sola Cabiati, the summer residence beloved by the Dukes Serbelloni, is a late Baroque style villa whose central body was commissioned by the Duchess of Carretto in the early 1500s; Acquired by the duke Gabrio Serbelloni, in the second half of the eighteenth century, the villa hosted Giuseppe Parini as a preceptor of the sons of the Lombard nobleman. With Gian Galeazzo Serbelloni, son of Gabrio, the definitive transformation in neoclassical style took place that gave the building the majestic but current look.
The three-storey central body opens onto two elegant smaller wings whose windows are surmounted by curved tympanums and, on the second floor, by small marble balconies. The attic, decorated with stone vases, forms a large tympanum on which the family's coat of arms stands out. The villa is accessed via a magnificent marble portal which can be reached by climbing a staircase with perforated stone balustrades. The house, however, continued to maintain its character of summer residence and place of rest that earned it the name of "La Quiete".
The Villa also houses a private collection with the furnishings that were transported to the Napoleonic apartment of Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan, Bonaparte and consort, Joséphine de Beauharnais, saving them from the fire that destroyed part of the Palace. On the top floor you can also visit the rooms of Parini and Abbot Frisi, the other preceptor of Gian Galeazzo, while the monumental rooms decorated by Muzio Canzio and Francesco Conegliani, students of Gianbattista Tiepolo, are still intact on the main floor.
Guests can stay in one of the 5 suites or in the spacious double room; all rooms are double, recently renovated with taste and respect for the historic atmosphere without neglecting modern comforts; precious fabrics, valuable furniture and magnificent views of the lake, all windows overlook.