Villa Cora, Florence, Italy

Originally inaugurated in 1865 by Baron Oppenheim when Florence was capital of the Kingdom of Italy, Villa Cora, located inside a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, barely 5 minutes to the historical center, was converted in a Grand Hotel in 1960 and reopened as we know it today in 2010. The property has the three components needed to be on the list of the most amazing properties in the world...a stunning tangible product, wonderful Owners with a profound love for the property and last but not least, an award winning Management Team supported by the most charming front line and back of the house team ever. Featuring 45 wonderful accommodations between the main Villa, Villino and La Follie, the pool restaurant with the exterior heated pool, the  gourmet restaurant in Villa, Spa, Cigar Bar and a rooftop Bar with amazing views of Florence, Villa Cora is just the perfect place to stay in this historical city, no need to look further.

A must

Brunch by the pool on Sunday followed by a lazy afternoon with wine and friends

Favorite accommodation

La Follie, a small guesthouse located at the edge of the park with 2 rooms, providing complete privacy

Best kept secret

The most amazing eggs 'sous vide' for the stunning breakfast display (call it brunch)

Atmosphere

Historical charm, relaxed elegance and infinite peaceful beauty thanks to 100 types of roses in the gardens

Seasons

Love Florence in the autumn as it is not as busy, summer is heaven thanks to the pool area and spring is magical. 

In love with

The extraordinary team that read your mind and make you feel a movie star 

Favorite local activity

Lunch at Buca dell'Orafo...shhh don't tell many as it is very small 

Combines with

Florence is the perfect start of any Italian trip 

Nearest airport

Florence (FLR) - 20 mins. / Pisa (PSA)- 60 mins.

Affiliations

Leading Hotels of the World, Virtuoso and Fine Hotels & Resorts