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Step Back In Time with a Stay at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, Florence

A Virtual Tour of a Recently Renovated and Historic Hotel

Reopened after three years of meticulous restorations, Florence’s Grand Hotel Villa Cora offers travelers a chance to sleep inside a masterpiece.  With original 19th century sculptures, frescoes, and ornate artisanship found around every corner, Villa Cora is the embodiment of the Renaissance City.

Originally built as a mansion by Baron Oppenheim in 1868, Villa Cora reflects the architectural styles of that period. Considered one of the main symbols of elegance and aristocracy in Florence, the hotel was once favored by emperors, princes, and artists including the Japanese Emperor Hirohito, Princess Eugenia wife of Napoleon III, and Russian composer Tchaikovsky. Each has left their mark and inspired the décor of the hotel today.

We invite you to take a ‘virtual walk-through’ of Grand Hotel Villa Cora, and learn more about the design and inspiration behind it all.

The Grand Hotel Villa Cora
The Grand Hotel Villa Cora belongs to the newly born Whythebest Hotels, the new group of Italian hotels. The base of the group was laid 8 years ago with the opening of the hotel Santa Maria Novella, and shows the Fratini family’s desire to satisfy the new demands of modern travelers. The first objective is to guarantee a broad-reaching offer with the best relations of quality and price in each segment, and to directly oversee its development and management.  Whythebest Hotels is comprised of6 hotels for a total of about 300 rooms each with a different and strong personality, capable of fully satisfying every type of guest.  Why the best? Each customer will have the opportunity of finding the answer during his or her stay.