Lake Como has long been a sought out Italian getaway for the rich and famous. Now, the Villa Sola Cabiati, which until recently was only available for private use, is available for the public to rent after coming under the management of the nearby Grand Hotel Tremezzo. You will have to round up about US$10,000 (€8479) a night to pay for it though.
But should you have the money lying around, you will certainly get the luxurious experience befitting of the price. The 18th century villa once belonged to a family of dukes and is made up of a massive building with two side wings, and contains a large staircase, marble balconies, and a beautiful Italian garden. Inside, the walls feature frescoes inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid.
There’s also a collection of tapestries, vases and majolica, and perhaps most impressively, a bed that was slept in by Napoleon and his wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, which was saved from a bombing that damaged part of the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during World War II.
As the villa passed through illustrious hands, in 2017, the owners of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo announced its management of the Villa Sola Cabiati to allow its guests exclusive access to the incredible building.
“Villa Sola Cabiati is an artistic masterpiece, a rare jewel of Italian ars vivendi. Until recently, the magnificent villa was available for private use only, but from today, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is overjoyed to open the doors of the noble residence exclusively to its guests. An experience inviting travelers to discover the hidden, aristocratic spirit of Lake Como, making every stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo even more unforgettable,” said CEO Paolo De Santis, in a statement.