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Villa Cora


Villa Cora is located inside a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical center of Florence, a few minutes from city center and from Piazzale Michelangelo.


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, dominated by a strong eclectic decor that provides the villa with different 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. It earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the Russian composer Tchaikovsky, and being 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.

Every detail of this charming villa has been designed to create unique surroundings where luxury and elegance are combined harmoniously and aesthetic taste is accompanied by high-quality comfort.



The villa setting creates the perfect backdrop for a distinguished and superior Florentine wedding.

Every other moment of the wedding day can be organized in one of the beautiful and elegant spaces of the villa, including the large rooftop terrace.

With an area of over 900 square meters, the beautiful park is perfectly suited for outdoor events and ceremonies in a romantic atmosphere. 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.


The hotel has 45 rooms and suites, divided into the main villa and in two adjacent buildings, which were restored to the minutest of details with the aim of conserving the original architectural style as much as possible. In the main villa, there are 29 suites and rooms divided into 4 floors, each with its own style.

The first, known as the "noble floor" is strongly characterized by its marvelous frescoes; the second dedicated to the ex-empress Eugenia widow of Napoleon III and to the roses that were her favorite flower: the third is the floor dedicated to the Orient, in pure Moorish spirit.

One junior suite is inspired by the American fabulous '50's.

Villino Eugenia is a small guesthouse overlooking the Boboli Gardens, with 14 different accommodations, decorated and furnished according to the bourgeois styles of the late 19th century with ceilings representing rare and exotic subjects.

La Follie, a small guesthouse located at the edge of the park that surrounds Villa Cora has a particular charm and discretion with only 2 rooms, providing complete and total privacy.

The bathrooms are entirely in Carrara marble and offer all the European comforts with either a bath or shower and have an exclusive assortment of courtesy beauty products.



Luxurious facilities complement the Villa, including swimming pool, SPA, Calidarium (heated floor area with hot tub), Sauna, Hammam (turkish bath), equipped gym.

The large outdoor pool is located in the Italian park in the shadow of majestic oak trees. The floor of the area and the pool water are heated. 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.

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