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The Grand Hotel Villa Cora, Florence

The Grand Hotel Villa Cora is located inside a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical centre of Florence.

The main villa is an aristocratic residence built at the end of the XIX century by Baron Oppenheim 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, 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.

The luxury Florence hotel 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.

In the main villa (Villa Cora) there are 30 suites and rooms divided into 4 floors, each with its own style. The decorations were inspired by famous people who have stayed there, such as the Japanese Emperor Hirohito to whom the imperial suite is dedicated.

The luxury Florence villa is also home to two restaurants. The first of the two is located in a luminous winter garden, while the second in located in the villa’s ancient cellars. The latter is dedicated to the Pasha Isma’il who stayed for numerous years in the villa.

The luxury Florence villa comes with its own spa offering luxurious treatments such as tepidarium, sauna, and hammam. The wellness centre also offers Asian and European massages as well as beauty treatments in collaboration with the cosmetic-pharmaceutical company MacPharma.

For reservations visit: www.grandhotelvillacora.com or www.whythebesthotels.com

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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July 6, 2012 | Florence Italy Travel | View comments

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