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Villa La Massa

Florence, Italy


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Luxury Holidays At Villa La Massa

Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, just six miles from the historic centre of Florence, this beautiful 16th-century Medici palazzo and estate is nestled right next to the Arno River, surrounded by hills and over twenty acres of lush gardens full of lemon and olive groves. Three ochre and pink-coloured villas - the original Noble Villa, the Mill and the Villino - one traditional farmhouse, Casa Colonica, and the new two-storey Limonaia villa house the guest rooms and suites. Each is individually designed in classic Florentine style and offers breathtaking views over the river or Tuscan countryside. Villa La Massa is the perfect place to rest and unwind after a long day of touring the area or sightseeing and shopping in Florence. This delightful retreat also has its own chapel and boasts the same renowned service of its sister hotel on Lake Como, Villa d'Este, which has earned it a place as a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A 16th century palazzo on the banks of the Arno River
  • Feature: Individually styled guest rooms in classic Florentine style
  • Rooms: 51 rooms & suites
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Star rating: Member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World'
  • Nearest airport: Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport
Pool Area, L'Oliveto and Villa Hombert from above
Location and transfer

30 minutes from Florence Airport and 1 hour, 10 minutes from Pisa Airport by private car transfer.


The hotel features 51 rooms, divided among five historic buildings: the Villa Nobile, the Mill, the Villino, the Casa Colonica and the Limonaia. The spirit of the Renaissance is still palpable in the first two villas decorated with sublime canopied beds, frescoes and tapestries, silks and brocades, while the other three are beautifully furnished in a more contemporary Florentine style.

   Double Deluxe Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 30-35m²
  • Room View: Park Views
  • Facilities: These luxurious double rooms are scattered throughout the Noble Villa, the Mill and the Villino. They are spacious, bright and furnished in a typical Florentine aristocracy country house style, with wonderful views Each one features a marble bathroom, Villa La Massa beauty products, satellite LCD television, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
   Double Prestige Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 16
  • Size: 30-40m²
  • Room View: Arno River and Park Views
  • Facilities: These rooms are located in the Noble Villa, the Mill and the Limonaia. They are spacious and elegant, offering breathtaking views over the park and the Arno River. The rooms in the Noble Villa and Mill are decorated in typical Renaissance style with classical fabrics, while in the Limonaia in a more contemporary Tuscan style. They all feature a marble bathroom, Villa La Massa beauty products, satellite LCD television, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
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  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 45m²
  • Room View: Arno River, Park and Chianti Hills views
  • Facilities: Junior Suite Top rooms are located in the Noble Villa, the Mill, the Villino and the Casa Colonica. They are spacious and refined with a comfortable living area. All rooms offer views over Villa La Massa’s nine-hectare park, the Chianti hills and the Arno River. In the Noble Villa, the Villino and the Mill, Junior Suite Top rooms are furnished in Renaissance style with warm colors. The Junior Suite Top in the Casa Colonica boasts beautiful exposed wooden beams and vivid fabrics. They all feature a marble bathroom, Villa La Massa beauty products, satellite LCD television, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
  • Rooms: 9
  • Size: 50m²
  • Room View: Arno River, Park and Chianti Hills views
  • Facilities: Suites are located in Noble Villa, the Mill, the Villino and the Limonaia. Spacious and elegant, the suites provide a large and comfortable separate living area. The suites offer views of the rolling Chianti hills, the calm waters of the Arno river and Villa La Massa’s gardens. In the Noble Villa, Mill and Villino, suites are styled with original Renaissance-style decorations and tapestries. Additionally, the newly opened Limonaia features beautiful furnishings in Florentine style with a modern twist. They all feature a marble bathroom, Villa La Massa beauty products, satellite LCD television, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
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  • Rooms: 7
  • Size: 55m²
  • Room View: Arno River, Park and Chianti Hills views
  • Facilities: Suite Exclusive rooms are located in the Noble Villa, Mill and Villino. They are large and luxurious and feature a comfortable separate living area, perfect for families or groups of friends. Outside the views are breathtaking as guests overlook Villa La Massa’s grounds as well as the rolling Chianti hills and the calm running waters of the Arno River. They are all decorated in Renaissance style, with antique furniture, a marble bathroom, Villa La Massa beauty products, satellite LCD television, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
   Suite Colonica:expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Room View: Garden and Park Views
  • Facilities: These suites are located in the recently renovated Casa Colonica, an ancient farmhouse which dates back to the mid-1800s. The suites maintain the same decorative Renaissance style as the main building, featuring floor to ceiling windows and balconies, impressive walk-in wardrobes and exquisite baths. They all feature a marble bathroom, Villa La Massa beauty products, satellite LCD television, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

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  • Cuisine: Italian cuisine
  • Setting: The restaurant has an indoor dining hall with a striking vaulted ceiling and a unique terrace overlooking the Arno River and the Rufina hills beyond. The Chef offers an Italian menu full of traditional Tuscan dishes and Mediterranean specialities. Open for lunch, breakfast and dinner.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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City Highlights

Villa La Massa is situated to the south of Florence and a complimentary shuttle bus service to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence runs each day, allowing you to really enjoy the splendour of one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. There are numerous excursions in and around Florence and, with themes including everything from 'Shopping in Florence' to 'Secluded Florence', there is something to suit every guest. Taxis can easily be arranged for guests wishing to explore the nightlife.


There is a children's playground and babysitting available, at an additional charge. At bedtime, children will be delighted to receive milk and cookies.


The beautiful Villa La Massa stands just eight kilometres away from the glorious Golf Club dell' Ugolino, boasting a world-class, 18-hole, par-72 course, that - designed using the natural contours of the Chianti slopes - is threaded through the indigenous vines, olive trees and maritime pines of the area. Also, just a short journey away, the wonderful Golf Club Le Pavoniere and Golf Poggio dei Medici offer memorable games in stunning surroundings.

Hotel Experiences

Channel your inner artist with glorious drawing and painting lessons at Villa La Massa. Upon request, you can join a professional, local artist as they take you through the cornerstone techniques and vital steps of painting, before you try your hand at creating your very own masterpiece, inspired by your truly mesmerising Tuscan surroundings.

Spa & Wellness

Housed in Villa La Massa's ancient cellars, complete with original brickwork and ancient portals, terracotta floors and green slate, Arno Spa provides a truly Tuscan retreat in which to revitalise body and soul. Facilities include couple's suites, garden gazebos and a wet area, featuring a Turkish bath, sauna, coldwater pools and sensory showers, whilst the gym offers Technogym equipment and space for yoga and floor exercises.


Truly intimate and inimitably elegant, Villa La Massa is a perfect venue for your dream Tuscan wedding. Housing a charming, 16th century chapel that can accommodate Catholic ceremonies, the Villa also offers a number of other locations - from aristocratic dining rooms to the enchanting gardens - ensuring that every taste and vision is satisfied. The dedicated wedding team will assist you in planning every detail - including beautiful flowers, exquisite cuisine and a statement wedding cake - ensuring that your day is seamless and utterly unforgettable.

In Addition

An outdoor heated swimming pool (open from May to September), mountain-bikes and a jogging track are also available on the premises. Sports facilities nearby include horse-riding, golf courses and complimentary access for hotel guests to the 'Match-Ball' Tennis Club, five-hundred metres away, where there are sixteen clay and synthetic courts.

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