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.
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.
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.
Say "I do" in one of the world's most romantic cities, at your dream Florentine wedding at Villa Cora. Whether in the charming villa gardens, the majestic Mirror Room or the exclusive rooftop terrace, look forward to luxurious transport, a mesmerising ceremony, exquisite cuisine, bespoke flowers and impeccable service - all arranged by the hotel's dedicated, expert planning team.
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.
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.