Valerio & Daphne

Villa Sola Cabiati

Lake Como, Italy

"Villa Sola Cabiati is famous for being one of the most stunning villas in a wonderland of stunning villas, and also for being the 18th-century vacation home of the very wealthy Duke Gabrio Serbelloni. It was his children who transformed La Quiete into its current Baroque dream, filling it with a museum's worth of paintings, frescoes, porcelains, tapestries, and furnishings."

"The villa houses a bed slept in by Napoleon and his wife, which the family transported from Milan's Palazzo Serbelloni during World War II. the six-bedroom villa remained the property of the Serbelloni family for hundreds of years, only experienced by the select few who rented it each summer, and we were incredibly lucky to experience its grandeur ourselves..."