Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli, 18
Florence, Italy 50125

Distance from hotel to City, 5 minutes. Distance from hotel to Peretola Airport (FLR), 9 kms (6 miles).  

The Villa Cora is located inside a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical center of Florence. The main villa is an aristocratic residence built at the end of the XIX century reflecting thearchitectural styles of that period, dominated by a strong eclectic decor that provides the villa with different, sometimes even bazarre, artistic styles. Villa Cora, inaugurated when Florence was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, has become throughout the years one of the major cultural and cosmopolitan symbols of Florence. Villa Cora earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance and being considered one of the most beautiful residences of the Tuscan capital. The Villa Cora reopened in January 2011 after a detailed four-year restoration.  

The Villa Cora is comprised of three different structures which were restored to the minutest of details with the aim of conserving the original architectural style as much as possible. The Grand Hotel offers every type of room: Classic and Deluxe, Junior Suite and Suite, Family Duplex and, finally, the Majestic Imperial Suite.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations (45)
  • Accommodations for Physically Challenged Guests (3)
  • Air Conditioning (public areas)
  • Babysitting Services (on request) ($)
  • Ballroom ($)
  • Banquet Room ($)
  • Bar (2)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center
  • Cigar Room
  • Concierge
  • Conference Rooms (3) ($)
  • Cooking (classes) ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctor (on call) ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Elevators
  • Exercise Classes ($)
  • Facilities for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Fitness Room
  • Floors (4)
  • Front Desk
  • Front Desk (24-hour)
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Lounges
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Meeting Rooms (3) ($)
  • Multilingual Staff (5 People)
  • Parking
  • Pool (heated)
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Grill
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Porters
  • Restaurants (2)
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Boxes (front desk)
  • Sauna
  • Secretarial Services ($)
  • Security (24-hour)
  • Shoe Shine
  • Spa
  • Tours & Excursions (on request) ($)
  • Towels (pool)
  • Trail/Track (jogging)
  • Umbrellas (pool)
  • Wedding Site
Small size ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

Family Friendly, Honeymoon, Pet Friendly, Business, Spa, Wedding and Romance.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 2:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 am  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 11 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018:  

• Classic Double for Single Use - 1 adult.  

• Classic Double - 2 adults.  

• Deluxe Double - 2 adults.  

• Duplex - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

2019:  

• Classic Double for Single Use - 1 adult.  

• Classic Double - 2 adults.  

• Superior - 2 adults.  

• Deluxe Double - 2 adults.  

• Duplex - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Imperial Suite - 5 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.  

Classic Double For Single Use(*), Surrounded by a marvelous park, a number of classic rooms not only offer a breathtaking panorama of the principal Florentine monuments but also that of the hills that surround the city, thus gifting its guests with unique and memorable views. Each room is original in its style, with rich decoration and unique antique furnishing, offer to its guests a warm and accommodating feel within a very prestigious location.  

Classic Double, Surrounded by a marvelous park, a number of classic rooms not only offer a breathtaking panorama of the principal Florentine monuments but also that of the hills that surround the city, thus gifting its guests with unique and memorable views. Each room is original in its style, with rich decoration and unique antique furnishing,offer to its guests a warm and accommodating feel within a very prestigious location.  

• Bedding: 2 twin beds.  

1/2/2019 - 1/5/2020 Superior(*), The Superior rooms offer a breathtaking panorama of the principal Florentine monuments but also that of the hills that surround the city, thus gifting its guests with unique and memorable views. Some of them have balconies. Selected furnishings and attention to detail make each room unique and precious to those looking for an exclusive style.  

Deluxe Double, The Deluxe rooms of Villa Cora, offer a view on the internal park and on the hills that surround the cradle of the renaissance. Located on the Moorish Floor of the main villa (3rd floor), with a breathtaking view or on the Noble Floor (1st floor) with frescoed ceilings or in our dependence Villino Eugenia by the pool. Luxury and elegance are the predominant elements of each room; precious fabrics and antique furniture complete this unique style.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 twin beds.  

Duplex(*), The exclusive rooms are located on the "Noble Floor" and are composed of two separate rooms dislocated on two levels connected with an internal stair case. The master bedroom and a relax area are located on the ground floor while two twin beds can be found on the upper floor.  

• Each detail has been attentively thought out to create unique ambiance where luxury and elegance are harmoniously blended and where esthetic taste is accompanied by high quality comfort. The rooms offer original 19th century frescoes, antique furnishing and wooden floors.  

Junior Suite(*), The suites are located in the main villa. The junior suite on the first floor, known as the "Noble Floor", has original wooden floors and frescoed ceilings with a four-poster bed. On the second floor the rooms have woodwork paneling with a rose theme, while the Junior Suite on the fourth floor is unique with its private lift and violet velvet finishing, hand painted decoration in white and gold and three large windows overlooking the internal garden.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 twin beds.  

1/2/2019 - 1/5/2020 Imperial Suite(*), This prestigious room is dedicated to the Japanese Emperor Akihito that sojourned in Villa Cora in 1982. The suite is located on the "Nobel Floor" and occupies the whole facade of the villa with a view of the city and of the internal garden. The room also has a small balcony. The Imperial suite boasts beautiful original frescoes made by Pietrasanta and Samoggia, on top of the inlaid wooden floor rests a majestic red velvet four-poster bed. The room also has a living room area with antique furniture. The Imperial Suite also has a second room that is frescoed as well, and has brilliant blue four-poster bed.  

• Both rooms have elegant bathrooms made with Carrara marble and furnished with exclusive beauty products.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: bathrobes, safe (in accommodation), blackout drapes, smoke detector, coffee/tea maker, telephone, crib, turndown service, desk, voicemail, hairdryer, wake-up calls, heating, housekeeping, internet access (wireless), maid service, mini-bar, movies (in accommodation): ($), non-smoking accommodations, radio, air conditioning, room service (24-hour), alarm clock, safe deposit box and accommodations (for physically challenged guests): (3).  

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Bellevue Roof Terrace, Located on hotel's roof top, in the summer months, it hosts a sky bar with lounge area with leather couches and large pillows. The terrace with mesmerizing view of the city offers a wide selection of cocktails and a fine selection of champagne.  

Le Pool Bar, At the pool, surrounded by the beautiful park where you can enjoy delicious cocktails.  

The Le Bar Long, located in the Ceramics Room, while a small smoking room is found in the White Room, characterized by the majesty of the monumental fireplace. The Card Room is instead dedicated to tranquility, afternoon tea and reading.  

Le Bistrot, The Le Bistrot Restaurant offers a proposal based on ongoing research that consists of seasonal products only, sourced prevalently in this area and personally selected by Executive Chef. In winter the Restaurant is located in the splendid Moresca Room, one of the most evocative and fascinating environments of this charming Villa with its oriental style and domed ceiling with original frescoes by Antonio Caremmi. In summer it is set up outdoors in the winter garden by the side of the swimming pool, open from April to October, where guests can relax in an elegant yet informal environment, while admiring the beauty of the park.  

Cigar Room, The well-supplied smoking room is in the cellars,next to the Restaurant. Here you can taste carefully selected spirits and smoke valuable cigars from all over the world. Wine tasting Guided by the expert maitre of the restaurant guests can experience different tasting: comparisons of various wineries from different parts of Tuscany as small virtual tours of the various territories; matching with tastings of local foods and multisensory listening to music or video projections to tickle all the senses.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

 

• Bottled water  

• Chaise lounges  

• Welcome Drink  

• Towels  

• Use of Fitness Center  

• Daily newspaper  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

General Information:  

• Rates are inclusive of:  

• -Buffet breakfast -Minibar and Nespresso coffee machine in Junior Suite and Suite categories -Officina Profumo di Santa Maria Novella bathroom amenities -Parking -Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas -Shuttle service to city center (note times of pick up and drop off change during season and note this service is not valid from/to train station and airport. On request, not bookable. Actual times are communicated to guest upon arrival) -Entrance to our Spa -Bicycles -Outdoor heated swimming pool open all year round -VIB: Very Important Baby program (applicable for children up to 12 years old. Extra activities offered with a minimum stay of two nights)  

• Passengers are responsible for paying the Florence city tax to the hotel upon check-out. The tax is charged per person, per day.  

Local Attractions (back to top)

Tourist Attractions Nearby:  

• Boboli Gardens : 8 meters  

• Palazzo Pitti: 1500 meters  

• Piazzale Michelangelo : 2500 meters  

• Duomo : 2200 meters  

• Ponte Vecchio: 1800 meters