Accommodation - Villa Cora

Villa Cora

The wedding weekend will take place at the iconic Villa Cora, located on a hilltop overlooking Florence, just a short walk from the city center. It is a luxury 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites, divided into three structures: the main villa, the dépendance, and the carriage house. The hotel is surrounded by a lush garden with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a jogging path. The hotel also has a restaurant, two bars, and a spa.

Villa Cora Booking Information

Reservation Information

To make hotel reservations at Villa Cora, please email:

Our concierge team will handle all hotel bookings for wedding guests and guarantee the booking codes will be applied to each reservation. Please do not try to book directly through the website or third-party booking services as they will show no availability.

Please note there are only 44 rooms on property which will be booked on a first come, first serve basis. 

Flight Information


The following airports are closest to Villa Cora / Florence City Center:

1) FLR (Florence Airport): Located 5.5 miles from Villa Cora; 15 minutes by car

2) PSA (Pisa International Airport): Located 50 miles from Villa Cora; 55 minutes by car

3) FCO (Rome–Fiumicino International Airport): Located 190 miles from Villa Cora; 2 hours 40 minutes by car 

4) VCE (Venice Marco-Polo International Airport): Located 162 miles from Villa Cora; 2 hours 40 minutes by car

5) MXP (Milan Malpensa International Airport): Located 220 miles from Villa Cora; 3 hours 30 minutes by car

Please note that there are direct flights from the United States to the FCO, VCE, and MXP airports. Flying to FLR or PSA would require a layover in a European city. The FLR airport also accepts private flights and has a maximum runway length of 1,750 meters.


If you are coming by helicopter, the following helipads are closest to Florence:

1) Helipad Firenze Visarno: Located 3 miles from Villa Cora; 10 minutes by car

2) Helipad at Florence Airport (via del Termine): Located 5.5 miles from Villa Cora; 15 minutes by car

Villa Cora
The Lobby / Reception Area
The Pool at Villa Cora
Villa Cora Rooms
Villa Cora History

Built in 1868 as a gift for his bride...

Villa Cora is a 19th-century villa located in Florence, Italy. It was built in 1868 by Baron Gustave Oppenheim, a German financier, as a gift for his young bride, Cora Segrè, a member of a wealthy Italian banking family. In 1914, the Oppenheims were forced to flee Florence due to the outbreak of World War I. Villa Cora was confiscated by the Italian government and used as a military hospital during the war. After the war, Villa Cora was used as a school and a hotel. In 1995, the villa was purchased by a group of investors who restored it to its former glory. Today, Villa Cora is a luxury hotel and a popular tourist destination. Some of the notable guests who have stayed at Villa Cora over the years include Queen Victoria of England, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor.