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Villa Cora

Italy, Tuscany, Florence

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  • one of Tuscany's finest luxury hotels just outside Florence

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Overlooking the famous Boboli Gardens, luxury boutique hotel Villa Cora has a prime position just outside Florence. This majestic luxury hotel was built as a villa in the 19th-century and earnt its status as one of Tuscany's finest residences by hosting many famous personalities including Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III and composer Tchaikosky. The villa became a luxury hotel in the 1960s and closed at the end of 2010 to be completely refurbished, opening again in 2013 re-instating itself as one of Tuscany's finest small luxury hotels. Refined luxury doesn't come better than this - what other hotel has underfloor heating around the pool?! The charming Manager, Simone Giorgi, has worked with some of the best luxury Italian hotels.


No holiday in Tuscany is complete without a beautiful pool to dip into. The large outdoor heated pool at Villa Cora enjoys the shade of the ancient oak trees and the surrounding area of the pool has underfloor heating. Green fingered guests will love the the rose garden which boasts over 100 different varieties from France and England. Relax and do nothing or take advantage of the gym to keep fit, relax in the hammam, hot tub or sauna or take a trip into Florence or Arezzo for a spot of shopping and antiques hunting. Villa Cora's proximity for Florence and beautiful views and surroundings makes it the ideal wedding venue.


Executive Chef Alessandro Liberatore uses local, seasonal and organic (where possible) products in restaurants Le Bistrot and Le Pasha. During the summer months guests dine at Le Bistrot by the pool and during the cooler months the dining experience moves to Le Pasha, a stunning moorish hall inside the villa which features an original fresco of Antonio Carmmi. Expect light, tantalising dishes, true to Italy's traditions and authentic flavours. Villa Cora's Le Pool Bar is open all day in the summer months and has a refreshing choice of drinks and cocktails.


air conditioning
car parking
child friendly
gym/fitness room
hammam/steam room
pets allowed
spa treatment room
swimming pool


Address: Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, 50125 , Italy

Nearest airport:

Florence - 20 minutes


The 46 air-conditioned rooms and suites at Villa Cora include family rooms, junior suites, classic and deluxe rooms and 9 exclusive suites. The colourful rooms feature twin beds or king-size beds and complimentary WiFi and flat screen satellite TV are standard in all of them. The en-suite bathrooms are made completely of Carrara marble complemented by luxurious Annick Goutal products. The Classic Rooms have beautiful views across Florence and the surrounding hills and are perfectly formed. The Family Rooms at Villa Cora have been really well thought out and include a double bedroom and a second bedroom with twin beds allowing up to 4 adults in total. Expect four poster beds, wooden floors and frescoed ceilings in the Junior Suites which are all in the main villa - room 401, one of our favourites, has its own private lift and is decorated in soft violet and gold with windows looking over the internal garden.

Classic Double

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Superior Double

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The Superior rooms offer a breathtaking panorama of the principal Florentine monuments but also that of the hills that surround the city, thus gifting its guests with unique and memorable views. Some of them have balconies. Selected furnishings and attention to detail make each room unique and precious to those looking for an exclusive style.

Deluxe Double

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The Deluxe rooms of Villa Cora, offer a view on the internal park and on the hills that surround the cradle of the renaissance. Emotions that can be lived in total intimacy thanks to the marvelous panorama that can be viewed from the balconies. Luxury and elegance are the predominant elements of each room; precious fabrics and antique furniture complete this unique style.

Junior Suite

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The Junior Suites are located in the main villa. The junior suite on the first floor, known as the "Noble Floor", has original wooden floors and frescoed ceilings with a four-poster bed. On the second floor the rooms have woodwork paneling with a rose theme, while the Junior Suite on the fourth floor – the room 401 - is unique with its private lift and violet velvet finishing, hand painted decoration in white and gold and three large windows overlooking the internal garden.


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These rooms are inspired by the famous people who have stayed at Villa Cora, namely Tchaikovsky, Princess Eugenia, Grace Kelly and Madame Debussy. The suites are located on the first floor, the "Noble Floor" and on the second floor known as "The Rose Floor". All the rooms are elegantly furnished with four-poster beds, wooden floors and antique furniture. The suites are composed by an ample bedroom, a separated living room with a sofa and a working zone. Each detail has been meticulously thought out to create a perfect harmony between elegance and comfort.


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The exclusive Duplex rooms are located on the "Noble Floor" and are composed of two separate rooms dislocated on two levels connected with an internal stair case. The master bedroom and a relax area are located on the ground floor while two twin beds can be found on the upper floor. Each detail has been attentively thought out to create unique ambiance where luxury and elegance are harmoniously blended and where esthetic taste is accompanied by high quality comfort. The rooms offer original 19th century frescoes, antique furnishing and wooden floors.

Family Room

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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 twin 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.

Imperial Suite

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This prestigious room is dedicated to the Japanese Emperor Akihito that sojourned in Villa Cora in 1982. 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. The room also has a small 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. 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.


Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations should be made at least 48 hours before the arrival (within 14.00 hours, local time). In the event of a non-arrival or a late cancellation, the first nights will be charged to the credit card given as guarantee of the booking.
  • Early departure 100% penalty fee.     
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing.

Check-in/check-out policy

Check-in time: 14:00:00

Check-out time: 12:00:00

Early check-in: no

Late check-out: no

Pets policy

Small pets (maximum 10 kilos weight) accepted by prior arrangement. Supplement for final cleaning € 80,00 per stay

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