Villa Cora

Florence, Italy

Florence is without any doubt Italy`s most enchanting city, with some of the most famous art in the world and a beautifully romantic setting, shopping hub and delicious restaurants and charming bars. You can reach lovely Toscana countryside in less than half an hour. Our pick is the five-star mansion Grand Hotel Villa Cora, a truly masterpiece in art and architecture which is second to none. Built in 1868 during the city's short-lived glory days as capital of Italy, Grand Hotel Villa Cora has been a hotel since the 1960s, but has recently reopened with a fresh, hip edge after a thorough refit. Just outside the historical center of Florence, Villa Cora is one of the most impressive villas in the tuscan capital.

Hotel guide


  • 46 rooms and suites, all equipped with large bathrooms with shower or bath, annick goutal bath products, flatscreen tv, mini-bar, wi-fi internet connection, air conditioning, select rooms also offer a private terrace
  • Spa offers a small gym, tepidarium, sauna, and hammam, massages as well as beauty treatments
  • Huge, heated outdoor pool with fascinating views

Our favourite

  • The eye-popping ballroom, a glorious faux-baroque confection of dusty pink, green and gilded paintwork, mirrors and vast chandeliers, makes quite a setting for afternoon tea

Wine & Dine

  • There are two restaurants, creative Tuscan food is served in the Pasha restaurant, the other for breakfast is located in a luminous winter garden


  • Classic fits, well cut suits, vibrant colors, no socks, go for playful summer look


  • Rates start at € 450 / day Excluding 10 % Vat

Local guide

Lovely Restaurants

  • Flet cool bar & restaurant, great for aperitif, piazza de' nerli 4
  • Ora d'aria the decor is as chic as the cuisine (+39 055 200 1699), via dei Georgofili

Coolest Bars & Clubs

  • Negroni bar tasty aperitivs in artful ambience, good entourage, via de Renai 17
  • Bar colle bereto most trendy place, good music, beautiful people, piazza Strozzi 5
  • Caffe giacosa roberto cavalli's top notch territory, order a negroni, via della Spada 10

Best Boutiques

  • Maya avantgarde clothing, jean paul gaultier and similar, via por santa maria
  • Settantatre lr 1973 small shoe store, manufacturer from Napoli, via porta Rossa 78

Don't miss

  • Avoid the mega crowded piazza duomo, try the Oltrarno area with it's artigianal shops and local bars

How to get there

  • Fly to Florence, hotel transfers are € 40
  • Low priced flights to Milano Malpensa, high speed train to Firenze s.M.N. train station, approx. 2 hours