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

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

Written by Sara Norris
I'm Sara - a petrolhead, journalist, blogger, and photographer - with a passion for exploring the world's greatest driving roads in the best driver's cars. I'm the founder and CEO of the luxury driving tour company Colcorsa. At Colcorsa we create for our customers bespoke driving tours – an exclusive supercar driving experience on some of the best driving roads in Europe, in your dream performance car or classic car.