- A fantasy world of immaculately-restored luxury, Villa Cora is an outstanding hotel offering a superb facilities, impeccable service and a best-of-both-worlds location. The lovely garden and pool are a calm, cool refuge after a hot, sticky day in central Florence.
- Step back into 19th-century opulence, in a converted noble estate, set inside a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli gardens, just minutes from the city center.
- At home in its elegant rooms and suites and magnificent common areas, you will feel like a true Florentine aristocrat. Each floor of the Villa reflects a particular style, from Empress Eugénie and her passion for roses, to an oriental style, to the America of the 1950s.
- Created in harmony with the seasons, memorable gourmet meals are served in the Moorish room or at Le Bistrot.
- Relax at the outdoor heated pool, located in the Italian park in the shadow of majestic oak trees.
- The Bellevue roof terrace is the perfect spot for enjoying impressive views and mesmerizing sunsets, while the heated pool is open all year round for relaxation.
- The Benè Spa boasts a tepidarium, sauna, hammam and gym. A complimentary shuttle ensures guests can easily reach key points in the city.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Il Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Firenze: The novelties are numerous and will make it one of the city’s most interesting museum experience for the scope of medieval sculpture and Early Renaissance and the uniqueness of the great “factory ” of the Cathedral in general. The Museum was founded in 1891 to house the works created for the interior and the exterior of the complex : the Cathedral, Bell Tower, the Baptistery .
Chianti Dream spend a beautiful afternoon in the best wineries of the Chianti region.
Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, or Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called Italy, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink.
Tuscany, region rich in culture and stunning scenery, waiting to be discovered. So many places to visit, for those who love art, food and wine.
A 30-minute drive from the Hotel, the private Circolo privato del Golf dell’Ugolino 18 holes Considered one of the most suggestive natural golf course, it has been named among the 50 most beautiful golf course of the world.
Tuscany more than ever will be the scenery of your unforgettable experiences.
With the wind in your hair and miles of countryside at your disposal, the Italian dolce vita will come to life aboard a beautiful traditional Vespa scooter.
Accompanied by a professional photographer will be guided through the streets of Florence in search of hidden shots, and the most beautiful sights to photograph. (Half Day 4 hours ). The tour includes an aperitif served on the terrace overlooking the city.
Do not miss the opportunity to explore the Chianti region and its green hills! Give yourself a break away from the noisy and crowded city spending a relaxing afternoon surrounded by nature, sitting comfortably in the original Tuk Tuk ( Ape Calessino )! The tour includes transfer from the hotel to the Chianti region. Visit the Chianti with the tuk tuk with stop in a wine cellar where a lunch with wine tasting will be served.
Villa Cora is located in a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical center of Florence. The villa is an aristocratic residence built at the end of the XIX century upon commission by Baron Oppenheim reflecting the architectural styles of that period. It is dominated by a strong eclectic decor that provides the villa with different, sometimes even bizarre, artistic styles. Villa Cora, inaugurated when Florence was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, has become throughout the years one of the major cultural and cosmopolitan symbols of Florence.
Villa Cora earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the Russian composer Tchaikovsky. In addition, it has always been considered the most beautiful residence of the Tuscan capital. Villa Cora became an exclusive grand hotel at the end of 1960 and reopened in late 2010 after a detailed three-year restoration. In 2016, Villa Cora becomes part of The Leading Hotels of the World, an international collection of luxury independent hotels.
The Hotel offers every type of room: classic and deluxe, family, duplex junior suite and nine exclusive suites. Every detail was designed to create unique surroundings where luxury and elegance can combine harmoniously and the aesthetic taste is accompanied by high quality comfort. Every room is equipped with king size or twin beds, air conditioning, flat or plasma satellite TV, electronic safe, cable and wireless internet connection, telephone with integrated answering machine, private bathroom and a mini bar with a fine selection of local products.The bathrooms are made entirely in Carrara marble. They offer all the European comforts with either a bath or shower and have an exclusive assortment of courtesy beauty products by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella.
This prestigious room is dedicated to the Japanese Emperor Akihito that sojourned in Villa Cora in 1982. The suite is located on the “Nobel Floor” and occupies the whole facade of the villa with a view of the city and of the internal garden. The room also has a small balcony. The Imperial Suite boasts beautiful original frescoes made by Pietrasanta and Samoggia, on top of the inlaid wooden floor rests a majestic red velvet four-poster bed. The room is an openspace with a living room area with antique furniture. The Imperial Suite also has a second bedroom that is frescoed as well, and has brilliant blue four-poster bed. In addition, it has two elegant bathrooms made with Carrara marble and furnished with exclusive beauty products.
These rooms are inspired by the famous people who have stayed at Villa Cora, namely Tchaikovsky, Princess Eugenia, Grace Kelly and Madame Debussy. The suites are located on the first floor, the “Noble Floor” and on the second floor known as “The Rose Floor”. All the rooms are elegantly furnished with four-poster beds, wooden floors and antique furniture. The suites are composed by an ample bedroom, a separated living room with a sofa and a working zone. Each detail has been meticulously thought out to create a perfect harmony between elegance and comfort.
The Junior Suites are located in the main villa. The junior suite on the first floor, known as the “Noble Floor”, has original wooden floors and frescoed ceilings with a four-poster bed. On the second floor the rooms have woodwork paneling with a rose theme, while the Junior Suite on the fourth floor – the room 401 – is unique with its private lift and violet velvet finishing, hand painted decoration in white and gold and three large windows overlooking the internal garden.
The Deluxe rooms of Villa Cora, offer a view on the internal park and on the hills that surround the cradle of the renaissance. Located on the Moorish Floor of the villa (3rd floor), with a breathtaking view or in our Villino Eugenia by the pool. Luxury and elegance are the predominant elements of each room; precious fabrics and antique furniture complete this unique style.
The exclusive Duplex rooms are located on the “Noble Floor”of the Villa. They are open-space rooms, dislocated on two levels connected with an internal stair case. The master bedroom, the sitting area and two bathrooms (one with shower and one with bathtub) are located on the ground floor while two twins single beds can be found on the upper floor. Each detail has been attentively thought out to create unique ambiance where luxury and elegance are harmoniously blended and where esthetic taste is accompanied by high quality comfort. The rooms offer original 19th century frescoes.
The Family Room is situated in the Villa on the third floor known as the “Moorish Floor”. It is composed of two spacious and beautiful rooms. The first is the master bedroom while the second has two single beds. There are two marble bathrooms with prune color wooden floor and a panoramic terrace. The Family room can accommodate up to 4 adults.
The Superior rooms offer a breathtaking panorama of the principal Florentine monuments but also that of the hills that surround the city, thus gifting its guests with unique and memorable views. Selected furnishings and attention to detail make each room unique and precious to those looking for an exclusive style.
Surrounded by a marvelous park, some Classic rooms not only offer a breathtaking panorama of the principal Florentine monuments but also that of the hills that surround the city, thus gifting its guests with unique and memorable views. Each room is original in its style, with rich decoration and unique antique furnishing, offer to its guests a warm and accommodating feel within a very prestigious location.
The kitchen from our restaurant offers a typical Tuscan cuisine reinterpreted in a more modern way by the Executice Chef Alessandro Liberatore, which uses only seasonal products, mainly locally selected. The breakfast buffet includes a variety of bakery products, like cakes, croissants and breads, fresh fruit and juices, eggs prepared in different ways, assorted cheeses, smoked fish and meats. During the week, from Monday to Friday, there is also available a special menu for business lunches. The restaurant is opened every day, to external guest too, with a cuisine which is very careful to possible intolerances and ready to recommends various options depending on different tastes and needs. The true luxury of our cuisine can be identified in the manic selection of excellence raw materials to bring to light the authentic flavors of Italian tradition.
Le Bistrot Restaurant
The Le Bistrot Restaurant offers a proposal based on ongoing research that consists of seasonal products only, sourced prevalently in this area and personally selected by Executive Chef Alessandro Liberatore. In winter the Restaurant is located in the splendid Moresca Room, one of the most evocative and fascinating environments of this charming Villa with its oriental style and domed ceiling with original frescoes by Antonio Caremmi. In summer it is set up outdoors in the winter garden by the side of the swimming pool, open from April to October, where guests can relax in an elegant yet informal environment, while admiring the beauty of the park.
At the pool, surrounded by the beautiful park where you can enjoy delicious cocktails.
Belleve Roof Terrace
Located on hotel’s roof top, in the summer months, it hosts a sky bar with lounge area with leather couches and large pillows. In collaboration with the prestigious champagne house J. de Telmont, the terrace with mesmerizing view of the city offers a wide selection of cocktails and a fine selection of champagne.
Le Bar Long
The Ceramics Room, once the dining room of the Baron Oppenheim, is now the location of the Hotel Bar, dominated by a long glass table with LED lighting that offers striking play of light on the original sideboards of the mid-1800s where we keep the best whiskey labels.
The well-supplied smoking room is in the basement of the Villa. Here you can taste carefully selected spirits and smoke valuable cigars from all over the world. Wine tasting Guided by the expert maitre of the restaurant guests can experience different tasting: comparisons of various wineries from different parts of Tuscany as small virtual tours of the various territories; matching with tastings of local foods and multisensory listening to music or video projections to tickle all the senses.
Pizza & Champagne
Pizza & Champagne night is back: taste and elegance by the pool.
Our Sunday Brunch goes on Summer break.
Villa Cora hosts a large outdoor pool, located in the Italian park in the shadow of majestic oak trees. The pool water is heated all year round Peculiarity of the garden is the presence of more than 100 types of roses in soft pastel colors like white, pink and salmon, among the most precious varieties: British, French and ancient roses decorating the park between evergreen hedges. With an area of over 900 square meters, the beautiful park is perfectly suited for outdoor events and ceremonies in a romantic atmosphere. he spa “Bené” is located on the lower floor of Villino Eugenia and is equipped with a small gym, tepidarium, sauna, hammam and three rooms. The wellness center offers Asian and European massages as well as beauty treatments in collaboration with the beauty guru Sarah Chapman, the most appreciated and affirmed facialist in London, for skincare and with Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, founded in Florence in 1612, for body rituals.
Villa Cora hosts a large outdoor pool, located in the Italian park in the shadow of majestic oak trees.
Villa Cora proposes its elegant Spa, with a tailored package to allow you to enjoy some quiet, relaxing time before the big day and share it with your best friends.
The pool water is heated all year round Peculiarity of the garden is the presence of more than 100 types of roses in soft pastel colors like white, pink and salmon, among the most precious varieties.