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.