5* Tuscany for 5* Porsche – Villa Cora, Florence

by Sara Norris

I have missed Tuscany. The last time I visited Tuscany was in May 2015 with the Nissan GT-R, so it was about time to return. Even if it was only over the day, without the time to stop for a night somewhere there, and even if it meant I had to do an extra long drive that day – it was worth it. The drive that day was more than 700 km in total (8 hours according to Google Maps, but I did several stops). I left Maranello early morning and arrived to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the French Riviera late evening, driving via Florence and Casole d’Elsa. Why this drive when I could have driven straight from Maranello to Côte d’Azur? Because Tuscany has some beautiful photo locations and I wanted (needed) some nice photos of the Porsche, and I also had agreed to meet a few people there. Is that the only reason? Of course not. The truth is I would not need a special reason to go to Tuscany – even without one, I would want to drive there. Because I love the roads, the landscapes, the people, the ice cream, the food, the sea, the wine, the towns, the atmosphere, the smiles. Once again I realized there is so much more of Tuscany I would want to share here, because I want to show you beautiful places you can and should visit there.

#Tuscany, check. Now to the Riviera! #Porsche #roadtrip #florence #villacora #italy

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This day I stopped at two gorgeous hotels with the racing yellow Porsche 991.2 Carrera S. Five star parking for a five star ride, like it should be.

The first place I stopped at was the five star luxury hotel Villa Cora (www.villacora.it) in Florence. I have been there before, twice actually, and I also ended up picking it for the Tuscany driving tour. It is a picture perfect building in one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Florence. Beautiful pool area, the only word to describe the interior is incredible, and the rooftop terrace has a nice view over Florence. For this visit I had one photo in mind – the main photo of this post – that I really wanted to do with the yellow Porsche. Thought it would be a nice contrast, and indeed it worked.

Beautiful hotel, beautiful car!

Villa Cora concierge

Florence view from Villa-Cora

Porsche 991 interior manual


Villa Cora Firenze Porsche

Villa Cora roof details

Villa Cora rooftop terrace

Villa Cora pool view

Villa Cora interior

Yellow Porsche 991 Carrera S

Villa Cora swimming pool

Villa Cora pool terrace

Porsche 911.2 Carrera S Firenze

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David May 14, 2016 - 12:59 pm

Amazing pictures! And what a great place.
i definitely have to visit this hotel one time.

Sara Näse May 14, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Thank you, and you definitely should… Drive a sports car there on some good roads, and after check-in take the elevator up to rooftop terrace and enjoy the evening ;-)


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