❦ 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑜𝑛 𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ, 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑢𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑜 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑠 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙. ❦
Staying at Villa Cora in Florence was a dream come true, and my experience was made even more special by the thoughtful gestures of the staff. When I arrived at the villa on my birthday, I was surprised to find that they had prepared a beautiful small cake and had even gone so far as to sing “Happy Birthday” to me. Later that evening, I returned to my Junior Suite to find a lovely gift waiting for me on the bed. It was a small touch, but it made me feel truly appreciated as a guest.
The villa itself was originally built in the late 1860s by Baron Oppenheim, a wealthy German financier, for his wife. Over the years, it passed through several hands before falling into disrepair. Villa Cora reopened on January 2011 after a detailed four-year restoration by Marianna Gagliardi together with the owner Antonella Gatti Fratini to its former glory.
It features a blend of Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. The interior is characterized by lavish decorations, including frescoes, gilded mirrors, ornate chandeliers, and richly patterned fabrics. The rooms at Villa Cora were just as beautiful as the rest of the property.
As soon as I stepped into the Mirror Room at Villa Cora Florence, I was immediately captivated by the stunning interior design. The room was elegantly decorated with mirrors covering the walls and ceiling, reflecting the intricate details of the frescoes and crystal chandeliers. The atmosphere was enchanting, and I felt like I was stepping back in time to a more glamorous era.
As I settled into the plush seating, I took in the beauty of the room and felt a sense of awe wash over me. I was struck by how every detail, from the ornate furnishings to the exquisite lighting, had been carefully crafted to create a luxurious and inviting ambiance.
Sipping my coffee, I allowed myself to bask in the opulence of the Mirror Room. I felt transported to another world, where everything was beautiful and refined.
The attention to detail in the restoration of Villa Cora was truly remarkable. The result was a stunning property that perfectly blended the grandeur of the past with the comforts of the present.
In addition to the beautiful rooms and decor, Villa Cora also boasted beautiful gardens and a heated pool outside the villa. The gardens were meticulously maintained, with lush foliage and beautiful flowers in bloom. The pool was the perfect spot to relax and soak up the Tuscan sun, with comfortable loungers and plenty of space to swim and play.
Overall, my stay at Villa Cora in Florence was a dream come true. The combination of luxurious accommodations, impeccable service, and breathtaking views made it a truly heavenly experience that I will cherish forever and I will for sure return again soon. 💗
Dear Villa Cora Team,
I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for the most incredible birthday present and unforgettable experience at your stunning villa. The attention to detail, the exceptional hospitality, and for making me feel so special. I am incredibly grateful for your kindness and generosity.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to celebrate such a special occasion at your property, and I will cherish the memories for a lifetime.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.