Villa Cora

19th century opulence, landscaped gardens and just a mile from central Florence; Villa Cora is the ultimate Italian getaway.


Built by a baron for his wife towards the end of the 19th century, Villa Cora offers a truly unique experience when staying in Florence. Each room is decorated in a lavish, elegant fashion with top of the range electronics sitting alongside antique furniture. This boutique five star hotel also has an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, cigar room, roof terrace and full-service spa.

Description, Services & Facilities


This exceptional five star hotel was built in the 1870s by Baron Oppenheim as a house for his wife and is decorated throughout to reflect this eccentric couple's initial vision and many interests and obsessions. Roses are a theme throughout, as is decor inspired by the orient, classical art, sculpture and original frescoes. Each room is decorated in a unique style although all feature antique furniture, luxurious furnishings, parquet flooring and innovative technological amenities.

This is a boutique style hotel but has the kind of facilities you might find at a much larger hotel, with a subterranean full-service spa with sauna and steam room, highly regarded restaurant, cigar room and the only heated outdoor pool in Florence, all on-site. Villa Cora is a one of a kind hotel that offers guests a unique stay in Florence that you're sure never to forget.

The hotel has a range of excellent facilities including the following:

  • Complimentary area shuttle
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Complimentary bikes available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning and laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Babysitting and childcare services
  • In-room childcare available
  • Wedding services
  • Business centre
  • Two meeting rooms
  • Conference space
  • Safety deposit box at front desk
  • Complimentary self-parking


Il Pasha
The hotel's winter restaurant welcomes guests for a breakfast buffet as well as dinner.
The restaurant's opulent dining room is designed in a Moorish style.
Haute cuisine inspired by the Tuscan countryside with international flavours and twists.

Le Bistrot
The summer setting for the hotel's exclusive dining experience.
Hosts a variety of special events including pizza & champagne nights and weekend barbecues.
Views of the outdoor pool and gardens make for a particularly picturesque breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Le Bar Long
An opulent bar located in the ceramics room.
Settle in for an evening of classic cocktails or fine wines.
Explore the White Room and Card Room located close by.

Champagne Bar
The rooftop bar is only open in the summer months.
Enjoy panoramic views of the city of Florence while sipping Champagne or a cocktail.
Comfortable chairs and couches are complemented by the laid back atmosphere.

Cigar Room
Enjoy a cigar, and explore the magnificent drinks menu.
There's a wide range of spirits available in this cosy and comfortable lounge.
Hosts wine tasting nights with local Tuscan varieties being a main feature.

Le Pool Bar
This relaxed bar area is located right by the outdoor pool.
Indulge in a cocktail after a swim, or alternatively enjoy one from you lounger.
The perfect spot for a casual aperitif.

Hotel Location


All Rooms Include

Rooms are spread between the Main Villa and the Villino Eugenia by the pool and are in different styles all including original features and antique furniture.

Room and Suite standard facilities:

  • Wi-Fi access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Bathroom with bathtub or shower
  • Santa Maria Novella bathroom amenities

Classic Room

Classic Room 20sqm

  • View over Florence or the surrounding hills
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Superior Room

Superior Room 22sqm

  • View over Florence or the surrounding hills
  • Some rooms with balcony
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room 25sqm

  • View over the gardnes or the surrounding hills
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Junior Suite

Junior Suite 40sqm

  • View over the gardens or the surrounding hills
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults

Duplex Room

Duplex Room 80sqm

  • View over the gardens or the surrounding hills
  • Two bedrooms on different levels
  • Two bathrooms
  • Sitting area
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults


Suite 50sqm

  • View over the gardens or the surrounding hills
  • Inspired by the famous people who have stayed at the villa, namely Tchaikovsky, Princess Eugenia, Grace Kelly and Madame Debussy
  • Four poster bed
  • Separate living room with sofa and working desk
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults

Imperial Suite

Imperial Suite 100sqm

  • View over Florence and the gardens
  • Dedicated to the Japanese Emperor Akihito who stayed at the Villa in 1982
  • Occupies the whole facade of the villa
  • Small balcony
  • Two bedrooms with four poster beds
  • Living area
  • Two bathrooms
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

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