Villa Cora

Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy
43 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Secluded
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Two MICHELIN Keys · An exceptional stay
Built by Baron Oppenheim for his bride in the nineteenth century, during Florence’s brief turn as Italy’s capital, Villa Cora still feels like a private residence. This neoclassical mansion sits on the outskirts of Florence, yet is still convenient to the city, near the Boboli Gardens and the Piazzale Michelangelo.

The slightly removed location presents a distinct advantage, as Florence is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations—fortunately they tend to concentrate in Florence’s bigger hotels, and Villa Cora remains a well kept secret, always quiet and elegant. A complimentary shuttle from the hotel is available for the short trip to the city center, and in fact those in the mood for a walk can make the trip in about twenty (picturesque) minutes.

The interiors are opulent, as one would expect from a historic Italian villa, especially in Florence; rooms are outfitted with antique and reproduction furnishings, as well as Persian and Oriental rugs and period artworks. The hotel feels smaller and more intimate than its 46 rooms, and, surprisingly, has an outdoor, heated swimming pool open year-round as well as manicured gardens and a solarium with a view. Though you may be tempted to shut yourself in, it would be a waste of a fine city—instead see the sights, and boast loudly to anyone who will listen about your exclusive accommodations, before retiring from the traveling circus to the exquisite Villa.

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Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Pets are allowed (cleaning fee 80 EUR per stay).
  • Baby cots are available on request.
  • Extra beds are available on request at a cost of EUR 110 per night per bed for persons age 10 and up.
  • Breakfast EUR 40 per person, and is complimentary for children 9 and younger.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage

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