Villa Cora

Location: Florence and Tuscany | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Villa Cora was built as a gift from Baron Oppenheim to his wife in the 19th century, and its decadent interiors reflect the elaborate tendencies of Florence’s golden era. The opulent mansion is a decorative pastiche of delicate frescoes, classical statues and twinkling chandeliers, with a 21st century facelift bringing sleek additions like the hip bar and outdoor pool.
Perfect forRomantic Italian retreats and family holidays to Florence.
In the knowIf you stay at Villa Cora in winter, navigate the subterranean network of tunnels that connect the mansion to Villa Eugenie where you’ll find the spa and restaurant.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Romantic
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Villa Cora is south of Florence on the elegant Viale Machievelli. 

Rooms at Villa Cora

The guestrooms at Villa Cora are all elegant in design: on the first floor, or ‘piano nobile,’ rooms are government-protected for their original frescoes, antiques and mahogany doors; while the fourth floor suite is the perfect romantic hideaway with its private elevator. It’s all roses on the second floor, dedicated to the ex-empress Eugenia and her favourite flower, and a Moorish theme pervades the third floor.

Food & Drink

The outdoor pool is framed by elegant statues and gardens, with sun loungers and a poolside bar so you won’t have to move barely an inch for a refreshing cocktail. Relish fresh Tuscan dishes at Le Bistrot restaurant, and enjoy drinks in the Long Bar or cigars in the Cigar Room.


De-stress in the spa, complete with sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and fitness centre; take a stroll through the gorgeous gardens; or marvel at the view from the rooftop terrace.

Activities at Villa Cora

The Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace are just a stone’s throw from Villa Cora, while Florence is brimming with architectural delights like the Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo and Piazza della Signoria.

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Hotel location

Villa Cora is a 20-minute drive from Peretola Airport in Florence.

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