Camilla Franks' Guide To Florence08 Aug 2023
CAMILLA and the world’s largest independent luxury hotels collection, The Leading Hotels of the World, bring you a collaboration to transport you to the most captivating corners of Italy. Join us on a journey from the endless Amalfi coastline through the hillsides of Florence and Tuscany to the grandiose artistry of central Milan, as we reimagine six of Italy's most coveted hotels as lavish, handpainted prints. This month finds us nestled in a lavish lovers’ hideaway set on the hillside of Florence, Villa Cora.
In June 2021, I spent a week under Villa Cora’s spell. It was the perfect host, inspiring four prints that now feature in the Amore Mio collection. Grandly positioned in a rose-filled garden on a hillside hideaway overlooking Florence, this bigger than life 19th-century mansion feels as though it was imagined for the pages of a fairy tale.
Statement is as statement does. And at Villa Cora, the greatest statement one can possibly make is to blend in. In summer, opt for bold brights. In winter, opt for expressive embellishment. Oversized sunglasses are standard, naturally.