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It’s a fantasy world of trompe l’oeil ceilings, stuccowork, gilded mirrors and old-world chandeliers. Welcome to the former home of Empress Eugénie, where 19th-century opulence has been repackaged for the modern traveler.

Sitting just outside Florence, in a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli Gardens, the Villa Cora is a 19th-century mansion that’s as aristocratic as it gets. Maybe it’s the old-world opulence of its rooms and common areas, decorated (in some cases, exaggeratedly) in a riot of frescoes, antiques and gilded mirrors, or maybe it’s the setting of it, in a rose-filled garden, but this villa feels like the home of a true Florentine aristocrat. And for a long time, it was just that, the home of Napoleon III’s widow and later an Egyptian pasha. Befitting the setting, the facilities here are terrific and reflect different styles, from Empress Eugénie’s passion for roses to the eye-popping Moresca Room done in an oriental style of domed ceiling and faux-Rococo paintwork. The latter is the setting of the elegant Le Bistrot restaurant in winter; in summer, chef Alessandro Liberatore’s moves his playground to the garden, and there is nothing quite like it to end a day of sightseeing in central Florence. For more alfresco luxury- and Tuscan wow factor- head to the villa’s rooftop terrace where sunset aperitif to sprawling views of the city, the countryside and the Boboli Gardens is out of this world.

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    What makes the hotel special

    • Its setting in a rose-filled garden with views over the city
    • With just 44 rooms and suites, the villa has the intimacy of a private home
    • The decor of trompe l’oeil frescoes, stuccowork and old-world chandeliers is picture postcard Florence

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    Hotel information

    Public areasfree
    In roomfree
    Children policy
    Children are welcome
    Check-in / Check-out
    Check-in2 pm
    Transportation and transfers
    Transfersubject to supplement
    Free transportation to city center
    Smoking policy
    Non-smoking public spaces
    Smoking roomsnot available
    44 rooms and suites
    In-room amenitiesflatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, Officina FarmaceuticaSanta Maria Novella bathroom products
    Always included in this hotel
    Complimentary Internet
    Outdoor heated pool open all year round
    Free shuttle during day time to city center
    Available services
    Air conditioned hotel
    Laundry service
    Concierge service
    Business center
    Small dogs allowed
    Car park / valet servicefree of charge
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