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Villa Cora

Florence, Italy

Villa Cora: Exterior

Villa Cora: Exterior

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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 at 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:40 rooms & 6 suites
  • Location:Florence , Italy
  • Star rating:5 Star Luxe
  • Nearest airport:Florence Airport
Villa Cora
Location and transfer

30 minutes from Florence Airport by private car.

Holiday Enquiry

All rooms and suites feature air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and bathroom amenities, safe, flat-screen television, electronic safe, high-speed Wi-Fi, mini-bar access and twice daily maid service. Suites also feature an iPod/iPhone docking station.

Classic Room:+
  • Rooms: 16
  • Room View: Florence and the Florentine hills
  • Facilities: These rooms are surrounded by the beautiful parkand have been inspired by famous people who have stayed in Villa Cora such as Princess Eugenia, the wife of Napoleon III who had a great passion for roses. Each room is unique in style with some featuring fabrics with roses on or decor of the bourgeois styles of the late 19th century. Each has a double or twin bed and a marble bathroom with a bath or shower and separate bidet.
Superior Room:+
  • Rooms: 5
  • Room View: Florentine monuments and the hills surrounding the city
  • Facilities: The Superior rooms offer unique and memorable views of the principal Florentine monuments but also that of the hills that surround the city. Selected furnishings and attention to detail make each room unique and precious to those looking for an exclusive style. Some of rooms also have balconies.
Deluxe Room:+
  • Rooms: 10
  • Room View: Park, Florence and the Florentine hills
  • Facilities: Deluxe Rooms are inspired by famous people who have stayed in Villa Cora such as the Japanese Emperor and Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III. They are located on the third floor and each room is unique in style, with a double or twin beds, a marble bathroom - with bath or shower and separate bidet, and a balcony.
Duplex Room:+
  • Rooms: 2
  • Facilities: Duplex Rooms make use of the high ceilings and a spiral staircase that creates split level areas - a twin bedded room on the upper level with a working area is kept separate from the luxurious bedroom with four poster king-size bed with sitting room. There is also a marble bathroom with bath or shower and separate bidet. Decor reflects the villa's grandeur and features original 19th century frescoed ceilings.
Junior Suite:+
  • Rooms: 4
  • Room View: Views over the inner park and the Florentine hills
  • Facilities: Decor is inspired by famous guests including Eugenia wife of Napoleon III. Junior Suites located on the first floor have original parquet floors and frescoed ceilings with four poster beds, whiel htose on the second floor are rose-theamed boudoirs. Junior Suites on the fourth floor have violet velvet schemes, white and gold hand painted decor and three big windows overlooking the garden. There is a rooftop Eyre with a private lift. All Junior Suites have an office space with desk and sofa, while the marble bathroom offers a bath or shower and separate bidet.
Suite :+
  • Rooms: 7
  • Room View: Views over the inner park and the Florentine hills.
  • Facilities: Suites are located on the first and second floors, and have original parquet floors and frescoed ceilings with four poster beds or rose-themed boudoirs and canopy beds. Each suite has a separate bedroom - with either a double or twin beds - a living room with comfortable sofa and working area, and a marble bathroom with bath or shower and separate bidet.
Family Room:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Florentine Hills
  • Facilities: The Family Room is located on the third floor of the main Villa and has two spacious rooms. The first is the Master bedroom while the second has two single beds - both with marble bathroom and shower over bath. There is also a panoramic terrace to enjoy the beautiful views of the Florentine hills. br />
    The Family Room can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults, while a cot can be arranged on request.
Imperial Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Florence and internal gardens
  • Facilities: This prestigious room is dedicated to the Japanese Emperor Akihito that sojourned in Villa Cora in 1982. Located on the "Nobel Floor" occupying the whole facade of the villa. The room also has a small balcony. The Imperial suite boasts beautiful original frescoes, a majestic red velvet four-poster bed. The room also has a living room area with antique furniture. The Imperial Suite also has a second room that is frescoed as well, and has brilliant blue four-poster bed. Both rooms have elegant bathrooms made with Carrara marble and furnished with exclusive beauty products.

Le Bistrot:+
  • Cuisine: Light lunch
  • Setting: Open April to October, in the winter garden by the pool Le Bistrot restaurant hosts wine and foods events as Pizza & Champagne.
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Sunday Brunch:+
  • Setting: Villa Cora’s Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. A rich buffet and the culinary creations of our Chef Alessandro Liberatore with live music and children's play area.
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Il Pasha:+
  • Cuisine: Traditional with an innovative twist
  • Setting: An indoor restaurant that is housed in the century-old cellar. The cuisine identifies the true luxury with manic selection of excellent raw materials to bring to light the authentic flavours of Italian tradition.
  • Dress Code: Elegantly casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: No

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

Health & Fitness

The Spa, situated in the Villa Eugenia, comes with a sauna, steam room, gym and Jacuzzi.

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