Villa La Massa is nestled in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by an estate of 9 hectares rich in lemon trees and olive groves. The charming property sits on the banks of the Arno River, a few Km south of Florence and at the gateway to the wonderful Chianti region.
Medici family dwelling dating back to XVI century, it has been transformed into luxury hotel in 1984 and reopened, after a careful renovation by the Villa d’Este Group, in 1998. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, Villa La Massa tells us the stories of important aristocratic families that have been living in the property.
The 37 unique rooms are situated in the 3 Villas: Villa Nobile, l'Antico Mulino and the Villino. They all overlook the Arno river or the park, have ancient furniture and are embellished by Florentine textiles, wrought iron and woodworks. The offered room typologies are:
Double Deluxe – 30 mq, traditional style, double or twin beds, view over the river or the garden.
Double Presitge – 35 mq, traditional style, double or twin beds, welcome gift, possibility of connecting rooms.
Junior Suite Top – 35 mq, traditional style, four-poster bed or twin beds, some with terracotta floors, welcome gift, possibility of connecting rooms.
Suite – 45 mq, ideal for romantic and long stays, traditional style, welcome gift, possibility of connecting rooms.
Suite Exclusive – 50 mq, ideal for special stays, traditional style, welcome gift, possibility of connecting rooms
Suite dell’Arno – 80 sqm, located in the Villino. Bedroom with four-poster bed, living room with terracotta floor and fireplace, 270 sqm private garden with whirlpool. Available on request.
Presidential Suite – Composed by two bedrooms (50 sqm and 80 sqm), living room with terracotta floor and fireplace, 2 bathrooms, 270 sqm garden. The guests of the Presidential Suite will receive a 15 minutes welcome massage and, for stays longer than 3 nights, a driver will be available for six hours for personalized tours. The Suite belongs to a Villino composed by 5 rooms, that can be rented as a whole. Available on request.
Parco Suite – composed by a Double Deluxe and an Exclusive Suite (30 mq + 60 mq). The name Parco recalls the link with nature, in this prestigiou Suite surrounded by the courntyside, the olive groves and the Arno river. Available on request.
A new dimension of the Arno SPA with informal and welcoming atmosphere, inspired by Tuscan fragrant flowers and aromatic herbs of the own gardens. “Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella” cosmetic line is now available in the Arno SPA. A variety of different wellness and beauty treatments can be enjoyed, such as the Turkish bath, the sauna, the Roman pool with hydro-massage and sensory shower, beauty treatments in one of the two Spa Suites. Moreover it hosts a well equipped gym, space for yoga lessons and floor exercises.
Il Verrocchio Restaurant has a dining room with vaulted ceiling and a superb terrace facing the Arno, with view over the sweet Rufina hills. Here the guest can have a various buffet breakfast with fruit juices, eggs, homemade cakes and Tuscan cured meats, but also lunch and dinner with both national and regional dishes. A corner of the garden is cultivated with fruit and vegetables, that give inspiration to the daily menus.
The Medicean Bar & Pool Bar is situated in the Villa Nobile and offers a wide selection of Italian grappe (eau-de-vie) as well as whiskeys, cocktails and brandies. Here is it also possible to order a light lunch overlooking the pool and the Arno river.
Guests looking for some sports during their relaxing holidays in Tuscany, can keep them fit in the fitness room or choose among a wide variety of activities in the nearby (horseback riding, tennis, jogging, mountain bike). Three Golf courses are easily reachable from Villa La Massa: Golf Club dell’Ugolino (8 Km), Golf Club Le Pavoniere (45 minutes) and Golf Poggio dei Medici (50 minutes).
Services & Activities
The heated swimming pool surrounded by the green is open daily during the summer months, from 10 am to 7 pm. Villa La Massa organizes several tours and excursions at the discovery of Florence and Chianti region, as well as cooking classes, wine tastings in the cellar and visit to the Chef’s gardens. A free shuttle service from the Hotel to Ponte Vecchio is available daily from 9 am to 7 pm.
Tourist tax – € 4.00 per person per night (for up to 4 nights) valid from March, 1st to October, 31st. The tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
Firenze Peretola Airport - 30 Km
Nearby - Candeli, 0.5 Km
Rooms - 37
Check-in - 2 p.m. - 12 p.m.
Check-out - 1 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch - 12:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner - 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Pets allowed - YES
Il Verrocchio - 120 places, traditional Tuscan kitchen as well as Florentine and Mediterranean specialities. Breakfast 07.30am - 10.30am
Everyday shuttle from the Hotel to Ponte Vecchio (Florence); 09.00am - 7.00pm
Special honeymoon: bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in room upon arrival (upon availability)