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Villa Cora

Florence, Italy


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Luxury Holidays At Villa Cora

Situated in meticulously kept grounds on a hillside above the Boboli Gardens, close to the Piazzale Michelangelo, Villa Cora was built in the 1870s by Baron Oppenheim for his beloved wife, Princess Eugenia. Guest rooms range from the delightful rose-themed boudoirs, to Moorish-inspired rooms and the grandest rooms of all with parquet mahogany floors and frescoed ceilings. Take a journey through the ground floor’s connecting rooms, which include a card room, ceramics room and cigar room, a gloriously ornate ballroom, The Mirror Room, and the stylish Le Bar Long, decorated in sumptuous shades of purple velvet and silk. During summer guests can dine alfresco by the pool at Le Bistrot restaurant, or, during winter, inside in the Moorish room. The restaurant opens its doors for private dinners, cookery lessons and wine-tastings. A subterranean spa is situated beneath the Villa Eugenia (previously the gatehouse) and can be accessed via an underground tunnel or a shuttle service.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: Built by Baron Oppenheim in honour of his wife
  • Feature: The spa is situated in the delightful Villa Eugenia
  • Rooms: 31 rooms & 13 suites
  • Star rating: Member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World'
  • Nearest airport: Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport
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Location and transfer

30 minutes from Florence Airport and 1 hour from Pisa Airport by private car.

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Culture & History

Boasting a rich, prestigious past and overlooking the city's historical centre, a stay at Villa Cora is a step back in time to the aristocratic elegance of Florence in the 19th century. Built by Baron Oppenheim for his beloved wife, the villa reflects the architectural styles of the period, and has become one of the major cultural and cosmopolitan symbols of Florence. Down in Florence's centre, the birthplace of the Renaissance, discover an array of captivating buildings and fascinating museums; the true highlight is the Duomo, the city's most iconic landmark that will truly mesmerise you with its breathtaking pink, white and green marble facade.


Start married life in beautiful Italy, a nation renowned for its effortless elegance and inimitable romance. With exquisite dining venues, intimate rooms and breathtakingly beautiful gardens, your honeymoon at Villa Cora will truly be the one of your dreams.

Spa & Wellness

A haven of tranquillity and relaxation, the "Bené" Spa boasts a calming sauna and hammam, a well-equipped gym and three beautiful treatment rooms. Collaborating with the historic Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, founded in Florence in 1612, you can indulge in their renowned spa rituals - using exclusively natural, high-quality products that are inspired to a "Florentine quality". Alternatively, enjoy a luxurious European or Asian massage, or a beauty treatment in collaboration with the beauty guru Sarah Chapman, the most affirmed facialist in London. Continue your journey of wellness with the restaurant's specially-created health menus.

City Highlights

Villa Cora is about one kilometre away from enchanting Florence and provides a shuttle service to transport you into the city and back. The capital of the Tuscany region and small enough to enjoy on foot, there are many art galleries, museums - including the famous Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell'Accademia - and architectural masterpieces to discover. Between admiring the sights, meander down the narrow streets that are the perfect place to enjoy a spot of window-shopping, find a fantastic 'gelato' (ice-cream) or to linger over an espresso at a pavement café. Florence also offers a varied nightlife with everything from vibrant salsa to classic opera.


Children are welcome; babysitting is available at an additional charge, payable locally.

Hotel Experiences

Master the art of creating exquisite Italian cuisine with an unforgettable cooking lesson from Executive Chef, Alessandro Liberatore. Create a gourmet menu that combines traditional flavours with innovative twists, tasting your creations afterwards in the beautiful restaurant. Leave with a prestigious certificate, a cookbook of the dishes you prepared, and lasting memories of your unforgettable, authentic Tuscan adventure.

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