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October 29, 2013

Grand Hotel Villa Cora Reopens After Restyling

By Chris Boyle

grand hotel villa coraThe Grand Hotel Villa Cora in Florence, Italy, has reopened following three-year-long restyling work.

The hotel’s main villa has 30 suites and rooms each with its own style. It is an aristocratic residence built in the 19th century and dominated by a strong eclectic décor.

The decorations were inspired by famous people who have stayed there such as Japanese Emperor Hirohito to whom the imperial suite is dedicated and Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III who had a great passion for roses and the oriental world.

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.

It earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the Russian composer Tchaikovsky, and being considered the most beautiful residence of the Tuscan capital.

It became a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association earlier this year.

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