Villa Cora is, quite simply, magnificent. Built in the 1870s by Baron Oppenheim for his wife, this ravishing palace sits atop a hill overlooking the Boboli Gardens and epitomises the grandeur and opulence of the baroque style. Whether you’re sipping a chilled cocktail on the stunning rooftop terrace with its panoramic views over Florence, or enjoying the manicured gardens that surround the hotel, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable stay.
Elegance and luxury come together at Villa Cora, and the perfect balance of aesthetics and comfort is reached in the beautifully appointed rooms and suites of this renowned hotel. The prestigious Imperial Suite is dedicated to the Japanese Emperor Akihito, who stayed at Villa Cora in 1982, and takes up the building’s entire façade with views of the city and garden. Elsewhere in the hotel, guests can enjoy the marvellous frescoes of the Morenesque Room and the sparkling play of light in The Mirror Room.
Exquisite food and drink
In the beautiful on-site restaurant, Executive Chef Alessandro Liberatore celebrates the authentic flavours of traditional Italian cuisine, while the Bellevue Roof Terrace, Le Bar Long and The Cigar Room provide the perfect place for leisurely drinks from the impressive cellar.
Unique in the city
The only hotel in central Florence to offer such a facility, Villa Cora boasts a large outdoor pool in the park, allowing guests the unique opportunity to soak up the Tuscan sun while being in the heart of the city.
Guests can also pamper themselves in The Bené Spa, which is equipped with a gym, tepidarium, sauna and hammam. Alternatively, enjoy a massage or beauty treatment at The Wellness Centre, which offers therapies devised in collaboration with beauty guru Sarah Chapman.
Visitors cannot fail to be impressed by the quintessentially Italian glamour and sophistication of this sumptuous hotel.
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