The sublime Villa Cora is inside a venerable park overlooking the famous Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical center of Florence.
It is an aristocratic estate dating back to the 19th century, reflecting the architectural styles of that period, dominated by a strong eclectic decor that provides the villa with different, sometimes even bizarre, artistic styles. Villa Cora earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the Russian composer Tchaikovsky, and being considered the most beautiful residence of the Tuscan capital.
Villa Cora became an exclusive grand hotel at the end of 1960 and reopened in late 2010 after a detailed three-year restoration.
Florence is a cultural, artistic and architectural gem, known as the “cradle of the Renaissance” for its monuments, churches, and buildings.
From its superb position, its buildings and monuments tell stories of art, war and life. Its streets, today crowded with tourists, are the same ones through which Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and many other great minds of the civilization.