5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Italian Villa Where Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce Stayed

Take me to the lakes…more specifically to Lake Como.

The Eras Tour has kicked off in Europe, and Paris was chosen as the city to host the debut of one of the biggest tours of all time. For exactly three hours and fifteen minutes, Taylor Swift covers her entire discography, singing approximately 45 songs and incorporating multiple dance routines and costume changes. Evidently, thereafter the show, the singer urgently needs a well-deserved night of rest, and for that, she always ensures to book the best hotels.

 

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After performing four shows in the French capital and before returning to the stage in Stockholm, Swift made a small detour to Lake Como with boyfriend, Travis Kelce, football player on the Kansas City Chiefs. There, protected by a backdrop of mountains and hills, the couple chose to stay at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, the epitome of luxury in this Italian region.

Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of Grand Hotel Tremezzo is Villa Sola Cabiati, an impressive 16th-century palace which hosted the lovers for three days. Behind its unmistakable Neoclassic façade lies a history so long-lived and opulent, bestowing the stance with the beauty and memories that only the years can provide. If, like Taylor Swift, you have a passion for places with a soul, keep reading about this one.

1. A timeless gem.

Italian Villa Where Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce stayed
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Probably, when the Dukes of Serbelloni acquired it in the 18th century with the intention of using it as a summer residence, he did not imagine that it would evolve into the living museum it is today. Endowed amidst the Neoclassic style of its time, Villa Sola Cabiati retains the original terrazzo floors, frescoes from the Tiepolo school, and hand-crafted Murano chandeliers. Additionally, historical elements such as the bed where Napoleon and Josepine Bonaparte slept during their visit to Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan have been kept intact. Sleeping within the interiors of Villa Sola Cabiati is a journey back to aristocratic times and an experience not accessible to many, as a sojourn costs about 20,000 euros per night.

2. Exclusive access to Lake Como.

Italian Villa Where Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce stayed
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The Serbelloni family had “Villulae Quietem” sculpted at the entrance: “The tranquility of a small villa,” and it only takes a glance at the surroundings to understand what they meant. Villa Sola Cabiati is set in one of the most charming corners of Lake Como, at the edge of its serene waters and with views of “the pearl of Lario,” in the town of Bellagio. The house, which has a private dock, connects to the lake through a garden designed in the purest 18th-century style: geometric parterres, gravel paths, and meticulously trimmed hedges. The proximity allows for dreamy water activities, such as the boat ride where Swift and Kelce were seen.

3. “At your service.”

Italian Villa Where Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce stayed
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Villa Sola Cabiati has all the necessary amenities to ensure you don’t have to leave the property, including a full staff: butler, housekeepers, chambermaid, and private chefs. With this exceptional service, it is easy to relax by the pool or on one of the numerous terraces of the house, where the atmosphere invites romantic dinners illuminated by dozens of candles. The American couple was spotted enjoying this setting, unwinding from their hectic lives or perhaps planning new songs…who knows.

4. Ample space for parties.

Italian Villa Where Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce stayed
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The villa can accommodate up to twelve people, who can stay in one of the six suites available, such as the Alberica, characterized by its calm tones, or the Amalia, with direct views of the lake.

5. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo, one of the oldest on Lago Como.

Italian Villa Where Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce stayed
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A few minutes from the villa stands the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, founded in 1910 by Enea Gandola, a Milanese entrepreneur who envisioned Lake Como as the paradise where he would build his hotel. Maria Orsolini, his wife, decorated it following the influence of Art Nouveau, or “Liberty,” as the 19th-century artistic movement was called in Italy.

The dominant idea that even the everyday objects should possess aesthetic value is much present in the decor: the intricate moldings, the wrought iron, the furniture with sinuous curves and natural motifs.

Greta Garbo, the legendary Swedish actress, was one of the villa’s first visitors and became one of the most assiduous clients. In her honor, the hotel named one of its greatest rooms the “Suite Greta,” immortalizing the presence of the star. The list of notable guests, however, doesn’t end there, as celebrities like Rita Hayworth, Paul McCartney, Robert de Niro, George Clooney, and Sophia Loren have enjoyed stays in its suites.

In addition, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo and its surroundings have appeared in films such as “Grand Hotel” (1932,) where there is a direct reference to it, “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004,) and “Casino Royale” (2006.)

Aitana Esteban Rando

Aitana, born and raised in Spain, loves exploring new places and different cultures while staying true to her roots. She's on a mission to visit every spot that stole her heart in books and movies. Fluent in Spanish and English, she's now learning Arabic. For her, speaking different languages is the key to understand the world's beautiful diversity.

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