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.