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Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Viale Machiavelli 18/20
50125 Florence

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Grand Hotel Villa Cora Florence

Set in the most exclusive, residential and green area, the Grand Hotel Villa Cora offers its guests a relaxing stay in a charming pure neo-classic style home, admired for its grandeur and the wealth of the internal decorations.

Originally called 'VILLA OPPENHEIM', this fascinating residence was built in XIX century (1865/1870) by Baron Oppenheim in honor of his beautiful wife. The parties and balls, that took place in the villa, gathered the elite of Florentine and foreign Society and became renowned for their pomp and elegance. Finally doubting in his wife's fidelity the baron tried to destroy the residence. The beautiful house was saved by the local police and then, abandoned by the baron, became a residence of ex-Empress Eugenia, widow of Napoleon III who invited all the great Fiorentine families to numerous receptions and parities. Among people who lived at 'VILLA CORA' was the very rich Baroness Von Meck with whom Piter Ilich Tehiakowsky corresponded for many years.

In recent years the villa was restored and converted into a luxury hotel.
Most of furnishings in halls and apartments have been specially constructed following original drawings but many are authentic period and antique pieces.
Everywhere one can find antique prints and lithographs, paintings of great value
as well as Persian and Oriental carpets.

The hotel features 48 apartments (the Imperial Suite "Eugenia", 9 senior suites, 5 junior suites, 9 deluxe doubles, 20 standard doubles and 4 single rooms) all equipped with the most modern comforts such as a color TV, radio, refrigerated bar, safety deposit box and air conditioning.

The hotel accepts major credit cards.

Facilities available to guests:
  • Surrounded by greenery, the open air swimming pool with childrens' pool (open from May to September) is an ideal place to relax. By night the illuminated swimming pool makes an impressive setting for a romantic dinner on the veranda.
  • Roof top solarium "BELVEDERE" from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city and the surrounding greenery.
  • Spacious garden
  • Free courtesy shuttle service from/to city center (10 minutes)
  • Deluxe Limousine service on request for your transfers or sightseeing
  • Car park
  • In the hotel's halls it is possible to organize banquets for up to 250 people.
Dining & Entertainment:
  • The air conditioned Restaurant Wine Bar "TAVERNA MACHIAVELLI" offers its guests a first class service in a relaxing and comfortable place where they can taste delicious traditional Tuscany, Italian and International dishes.

The hotel will be closed from November 2006 due to major renovation works. The reopening is planned only for the year 2008.



Grand Hotel Villa Cora Florence

VAT and full buffet breakfast are included in the rate.


The rates in USD change according to the EURO (€) rate of exchange.

Children Policy:
Children up to 12 years old sharing parents’ room (maximum 1 child free per room) stay free of charge on bed & breakfast basis.



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All rooms equipped with:

  • Private bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Internet access
  • Mini-bar

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Grand Hotel Villa Cora Florence

The hotel is located in the center of Florence, near the Arno river, the Opera House and the most important sights of Florence.

International Airport: Amerigo Vespucci - 5 km
Airport Galileo Galilei (Pisa) - 90 km
Railway Station: Firenze Santa Maria Novella - 500 m
Nearest buss stop - 100 m

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