Nestled in the verdant Tuscan countryside, on the rolling hills bordering the historical center of Florence, A magical marriage of style and history, this 19th-century aristocratic residence was built in the late 1860s by German financier, Baron Oppenheim, and subsequently turned into a luxury hotel. Having hosted dignitaries, artists, and international guests of great importance, such as the wife of Napoleon III, and Russian composer Tchaikovsky, among many, it quickly became a watering hole of the rich and famous.
Situated inside a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli Gardens, it is the perfect setting from which to explore the countryside or become immersed in the culture and history of the region. As a Relais & Chateaux member, Villa Cora has certainly earned the reputation as one of the most captivating villa hotels in all of Florence.
Gleaming in pale pinkish peach hues, Hotel Villa Cora stands as an intriguing fusion of Italian glam with global influences. Its decor can be described as an elegant eclecticism of styles from different periods intermingled with a more traditional neoclassical Florentine design. Its opulent interiors are certainly reminiscent of the Renaissance, however in function and comfort, thanks to an extensive renovation, it has kept up with the times while conserving its original architectural character.
Villa Cora boasts 46 spacious rooms and suites, divided into the main villa and in two adjacent buildings. The decor and amenities are everything you would expect at a top-notch hotel, such as Carrara marbled bathrooms and all the European comforts one could hope for including an exclusive assortment of beauty products by Annick Goutal.
After lounging in the beautiful accommodations, stroll through the pristine grounds and take in the delicate floral perfume of the surrounding gardens. After, luxuriate in the magnificent heated outdoor pool, the only one in Florence, which is also open all year round. Afterwards, enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the rooftop terrace while sipping a delicious cocktail. When it comes to savory five-star quality dining, for which Tuscany is so well known for, the two on-site restaurants serve up a unique gastronomic experience with delectable seasonal dishes that will not disappoint.
Whether you spend your days relaxing at the spa and pool or exploring the nearby attractions and cuisine, Villa Cora will surely offer a haven of peace and tranquility amid a marvelous backdrop.
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