Villa Cagni Troubetzkoy: A Story of Passion and Heritage on Lake Como
Author Alexandra Campbell, Photographs by Khanh Renaud
The fascinating story of one of the most beautiful historical villas of Lake Como, its exceptional renovation, and the excellence of Italian and French craftsmanship.
Situated on the verdant slopes of Blevio, an ancient Italian hill town, Villa Cagni Troubetzkoy commands sweeping vistas on Lake Como. With a vibrant history spanning more than 175 years, it once provided sanctuary to an exiled Russian prince, and today stands as a beautifully preserved family home, epitomizing the luxury of the Italian lakes.
Pascal Cagni, the current owner, is a globe-trotter passionate about exceptional design and architecture who amassed invaluable experiences on his extensive travels. His immersion in diverse cultures instilled him with profound clarity about his vision for restoring the villa to its former glory, with respect for Italy’s architectural patrimony, in harmony with the environment, and integrating local culture and history. With Italy’s top craftsmen at the helm, the villa was meticulously restored with traditional materials, achieving a perfect blend of past and present. Today, it stands as a testament to heritage preservation and Italian elegance; its gardens are a symbol of timeless refinement against Lake Como’s eternal allure and worldly exuberance.
About The Author
Alexandra Campbell wrote Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast (2017) and Hotel du Cap Eden Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera (2020). Khanh Renaud, a photographer for the Gamma Agency and regular contributor to Le Point, has contributed to Elle, Der Spiegel, and GQ.
Publish Date: April 02, 2024
Category: Architecture - Interior Design - General