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The Grand Hotel Tremezzo and Villa Sola Cabiati: A Marriage of Aristocratic Elegance and Hospitality

March 20, 2017 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo, an icon of period style and elegance, reopens its doors for the 2017 season announcing the marriage with the magnificent Villa Sola Cabiati, that will be available for unique indigenous experiences and events exclusively for its guests. Once belonging to the Serbelloni, a family of dukes, the residence is renowned for the beauty of its rooms frescoed by the Tiepolo school, the tranquillity reigning in its gardens, and its refined events and receptions.

“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.” Dott. Paolo De Santis, CEO

Sitting side-by-side along the Riviera della Tremezzina, the marriage between the Grand Hotel Tremezzo and Villa Sola Cabiati celebrates the most enlightened two centuries of Lake Como and its Grand Tour. The 18th century, an age of great villas, the Milan aristocracy escaping to summer residences, the epitome of Neoclassic style with its love of perfect proportions and delicate nature. And the 20th, with its splendid palaces, and hotels famous around the world. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of the finest examples of these, as testified by the accolade of Hotel of the Year 2016, awarded by Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo invites guests to experience the overwhelming beauty of Villa Sola Cabiati and host their events amid the enveloping tranquillity of its setting. From intimate to all-out, the enchanting residence is perfectly suited to romantic dinners, important celebrations, spectacular parties, or relaxing days in the park gazing at the lake waters, al fresco luncheons, barbecues, picnics with friends and family, as well as a treasure hunts for little ones in the magnificent park.

Separated by just a few minutes in traditional or water limousine, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo and Villa Sola Cabiati are one and the same, offering high level service and histories defined by artistic and cultural excellence that reveal the extraordinary richness of Lake Como, to this day a popular destination for travelers seeking understated elegance and tranquility.

‘Grand Opening’ Special Promotion

Grand Hotel Tremezzo invites guests to discover all the news of the 2017, Season 2017 taking advantage of a Special Grand Opening rate.

Starting from just €391 per night in a Park View Prestige Room (excluding breakfast and vat), guests can experience a world of temptations in what the hotel team playfully call the ‘T Vacation’, with the unique atmosphere and flavours only found at Tremezzo.

The package includes:

Stay in your preferred room-type

Free room upgrade (upon availability)

Early check-in and late check-out (upon availability)


The offer is subject to availability at the time of reservations and limited to a restricted number of rooms, it’s prepaid and not refundable. In case of cancellation or no-show, no reimburse will be issued. The entire stay will be charged at the time of reservation.

For full details and other special offers, click here

Villa Sola Cabiati, artistic and historic heritage

A story of refinement, tranquillity and relaxation since 1700

Giuseppe Parini, poet, writer, the greatest representative of the Italian Enlightenment and, most notably, tutor to Duke Gian Galeazzo Serbelloni (1754-1762), described the Serbelloni family’s beloved summer residence, sitting on the Riviera Tremezzina, as “La Quiete”. Indeed in the second half of the 18th century, it was Gian Galeazzo Serbelloni, son of Gabrio and Maria Vittoria Ottoboni, who gave the villa its current appearance: the grand building flanked by two side wings, the large staircase, the marble balconies, the blue shutters – an homage to the lake waters – and the beautiful Italian garden, divided into four elegant parterres bursting with flowers, with parkland dotted with ferns and sweet-smelling trees sloping up towards the mountain.

For the interiors, Gian Galeazzo contacted Muzio Canzio, a distinguished stucco artist from Val d’Intelvi, and Francesco Conegliani, a pupil at Tiepolo’s workshop in Milan, who painted a cycle of frescoes inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid, a theme likely suggested by Giuseppe Parini.

In addition to the extraordinary collection of tapestries, vases and majolica, the villa also boasts some examples of fine furniture, including the bed slept in by Napoleon and his wife Joséphine de

Beauharnais, saved from the bombing that destroyed part of Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during World War II. The collections can be visited accompanied by a family member.

Following Luisa Serbelloni’s marriage to marquis Lodovico Busca, the property passed to the marquis’ family. The elegance and splendour of the villa did not go unnoticed by their contemporaries, with Carlo Amoretti, an 18th century scientist and art scholar from Milan, writing: “Tremezzo counts many pleasant and magnificent villas, Villa Clerici, Villa Sommariva, the villas of the Brentani, Mainoni, and De Carli families, and yet la Quiete of the Serbelloni, and now of the Busca family, exceeds them all.”

In 1813, the architect Francesco Bernardini Ferrari designed the splendid mooring, described at the time as “four majestic set of steps shaded by sycamores, leading towards Villa Quiete”.

The villa was finally inherited by the Sola Cabiati, a lineage of counts, connected to the Busca family when Antonietta Busca married Andrea Sola in 1871. Now, in 2017, the owners of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo have announced the extraordinary marriage with Villa Sola Cabiati to offer its guests exclusive access to this masterpiece of art, culture and Italian ars vivendi.

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