Villa Cora

Florence, Italy

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Children's amenities available, welcome gift per room, per stay
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
PROPERTY SIZE: 44 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Zen
City Life Landmarks Wellness

Villa Cora

Address:
Viale Machiavelli 18
Florence, 50125
Italy
Nearest Airport:
Peretola (FLR)
4 mi / 6 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

Villa Cora is located inside a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical center of Florence.

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, sometimes even bizarre, 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. Villa Cora 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.

Best of the Best

Set within a rose-filled park just outside the city center, Villa Cora reifies 19th-century Firenze in all its grandiosity. Built by financier Baron Gustave Oppenheim, the villa simply oozes opulence with its marbled statues, exquisite frescoes, and rich fabrics in royal purple, power red, and plenty of green. Each of the 44 rooms and suites is unique unto itself in size, shape, and style. Lounge by Florence’s only outdoor heated pool, and linger in the subterranean spa with its hammam and tepidarium. Dining venues change with the seasons.

Hotel Tip

The Bellevue Roof Terrace is where you can enjoy a mesmerizing view of the city while tasting a glass of Champagne in the lounge area during summer months.

Health & Safety

Villa Cora’s entire team looks forward to welcoming you back with the outmost care and attention to your health and safety maintaining a five-star service, that has always distinguished us. Before the reopening, on June 29th 2020, the property has been completely sanitized with electrostatic sprayers and new standards have been organized, please use this link for full details.

Sustainability

Information not provided

Location

Address
Viale Machiavelli 18
Florence, 50125
Italy
Nearest Airport
Peretola (FLR), 4 Miles / 6 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Classic

Surrounded by the marvelous park, the Classic rooms are located in the 3 buildings that composed the property: the Villa, the Villino Eugenia and Le Folie. Most of our Classic rooms offer view over our internal park and our pool. Each room is original in its style, with rich decoration and unique antique furniture, to offer to its guests a warm and accommodating feel within a very prestigious location.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Family Rooms

The Family Room is situated in the Principal Villa on the third floor known as the "Moorish Floor". It is composed of two spacious and beautiful rooms. The first is the master bedroom while the second has two

single beds. There are two marble bathrooms with prune color wooden floor and a panoramic terrace. The Family room can accommodate up to 4 adults.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Duplex

The exclusive Duplex rooms are located on the Noble Floor of the Villa. They are open-space rooms, dislocated on two levels connected with an internal stair case. The master bedroom with sitting area and two bathrooms (one with shower and one with bathtub) are located on the ground floor while two single beds can be found on the upper floor. The rooms offer original 19th century frescoes.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Deluxe

Located on the Moorish Floor of the Villa (third floor), with a breathtaking view or in our Villino Eugenia by the pool. Deluxe rooms offer a view of the internal park, Florentine’s masterpieces and the green hills surrounding the Renaissance city. Rooms on the third floor have a private balcony and beautiful wooden floors with luxurious and refined Moorish decors.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
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  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Junior Suite

The Junior Suites on the first floor, the Noble Floor, have original antique parquet floors and original frescoed ceilings with four-poster beds. On the second floor Junior Suites are rose-themed boudoirs and the Junior Suite on the fourth floor is unique in style with violet velvet schemes, white and gold hand painted decors, three big windows overlooking the garden. The one in Villino Eugenia has view over the pool and painted ceiling in pastel colors. All of them have view on our private garden and are composed by a bedroom with working area and en suite marble bathroom.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Suite

All located in the Villa, our wonderful Suites have original antique parquet floors and original frescoed ceilings with four-poster beds on the Noble Floor (first floor) or have rose-themed boudoirs and canopy beds on the Roses Floor (second floor). These rooms are composed by two separate areas, bedroom and living room with comfortable sofa, working area and Carrara marble bathroom.
  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Superior

The Superior rooms have a beautiful view overlooking the city or the park that surrounds the Villa. Selected furnishings and attention to detail make each room unique and precious to those looking for an exclusive style.

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Imperial Suite

The suite is located on the Nobel Floor and occupies the whole facade of the Villa with a view of the city and of the internal garden. It also has a small French balcony. The Imperial Suite boasts beautiful original frescoes made by Pietrasanta and Samoggia, on top of the inlaid wooden floor rests a majestic red velvet four-poster bed in the master bedroom that is an open-space with a living area with antique furniture. The Imperial Suite also has a second bedroom that is frescoed as well and has a brilliant blue four-poster bed. In addition, it has two elegant bathrooms made with Carrara marble and furnished with exclusive beauty products.

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
City Life, Landmarks, Wellness
Vibe Zen
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 44
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Credit card details required to guarantee the reservation. The amount of one night will be pre-authorized 48 hours prior to arrival.

In case of special non-refundable offers, full pre-payment is required to confirm the reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to arrival no penalty (within 2:00 pm Italian time). For No-Show or late cancellation, one night will be charged to the credit card given as guarantee. Early departure 100% penalty fee.

In case of special non-refundable offers, the full amount will be kept as penalty.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Please inquire.

Terms & Conditions

Please Note: Villa Cora will close to complete works on the floor around the pool from January 26th to February 12th 2020 and will re-open on February 13th 2020.



Please inquire..

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Children's amenities available, welcome gift per room, per stay
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
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Villa Cora

By: Alyson


Reviewed on: 01 May 2017

Staff was very attentive, but the room was small, although the balcony was wonderful. Location is great. Their shuttle service into Florence was fabulous.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Casual elegance, comfort abounds.

By: Andrea


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2017

Villa Cora was wonderful from the moment we arrived! The property is beautiful, the rooms are extremely comfortable and the attention to detail is incomparable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Overall a fabulous experience and a welcome quiet respite just a bit outside the busy center of Florence.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Serio

Villa Cora in Florence

By: Y's


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

Villa Cora, This hotel is an escape heaven. The renovation has restored the hotel to its palaceial glory. Spa superb, food delicious, atmosphere an idealic retreat in one of the world's great cities. Highly recommended.
Travel Advisor:  Izumi Kirchmayr Ogawa

Italy was magical / Rebecca was the magician.

By: Ken Jones


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Villa Cora was like staying at a Palace in Versailles. The rooms were huge, the views to die for and the food was off the charts great. We will definitely be going back.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Alesia

Perfection

By: One off


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

This was my third stay in this magnificent hotel. A quiet oasis in the midst of the chaos of Florence. My grandson proclaimed it the best hotel he has ever stayed in. Spoiled... just a little!
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Singer

Best Hotel Ever

By: MS


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2019

When you arrive at this mansion, the bellman greets you by name. Every member of the staff knows who you are, and if you are staying at the hotel for a special occasion (which we were - our honeymoon). We were upgraded to an amazing Junior Suite with a large balcony overlooking Florence. We couldn't have asked for a better experience to start our honeymoon. The concierge suggested restaurants that specifically catered to our dietary requirements (and passed along any special requests to the restaurants as well). Not to mention, this is the most gorgeous villa I've seen. The common areas would seem well placed in Versailles. We cannot wait to return to relive the amazing experience!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Polito Waigand

Perfect Stay!

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019

Villa Cora is beyond exceptional. The staff goes out of their way to make every guest feel special. Extremely accommodating and there for you 24/7. The hotel and it’s grounds are amazingly beautiful. Everything is pristine. The spa was wonderful as well. We stayed 5 nights and did not want to leave. Food was 5 star quality and taste. They made every accommodation for our children as well. The entire staff were a pleasure and professional. Loved our stay and will return in a heartbeat!
Travel Advisor:  Judi Zirk

Dreaming of Hotel Cora

By: Angie Italy


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

We ended our stay in Italy with three nights at the Hotel Cora. It was beyond stunning and felt like we were staying in our own private villa. Would be a perfect spot for a honeymoon. We felt completely spoiled by our surroundings. Can’t wait to go back!
Travel Advisor:  Tracey Shara