Enter into the luxurious Villa La Massa, where modern comfort meets Renaissance charm
Located on the banks of the Arno River, Villa La Massa exudes Italian history with utter charm. The boutique hotel was built in the 13th century for an aristocratic Florentine family and has a Renaissance twist with a touch of modernity.
As you enter the Chianti wine region, you are thrown in awe at the sight of green hills going on for miles. The tranquillity of the hotel’s surroundings comforts you as you lie just a 15-minute drive away from Florence’s city centre.
Slide into your selected building and admire the historic-inspired interior décor throughout the boutique hotel. Settle into your canopy bed lined with elegant fabrics, then take a step into the refined marble bathrooms for a proper unwind.
As the day breaks, step into Il Verrocchio for a delectable treat on the terrace overlooking the gorgeous Arno river. Or, at Easter, take a trip to L’Oliveto for a memorable taste of Tuscan dishes and Italian cuisine on the scent-filled terrace overlooking the pool with views of lemon trees and green hills.
From there, you may leap into the heated swimming pool right in the hotel’s garden. Or, if you’re up for a little adventure, hop on one of Villa La Massa’s tours and excursions of Florence and the Chianti region. Then, to cap off your day, indulge in a wine tasting in the cellar below, Il Verrocchio, which stocks 15th-century wines.
- Watching the leaves in the boutique hotel’s garden turn fiery red at the end of the season
- The soothing countryside feel despite Villa La Massa’s closeness to Florence
- Learning the secrets to luscious Italian dishes in exclusive lessons from the hotel’s chef
- Relishing the scent of growing jasmine vines as we lay on our snug canopy bed
- Hoping on the convenient shuttle bus that took us from the hotel to Florence
The rooms in Villa La Massa are a perfect blend of Renaissance and contemporary beauty. Each room stays true to the aristocracy that lines the walls of the boutique hotel. The 51 rooms are scattered across the hotel’s unique Tuscan-style buildings: the Noble Villa, the Villino, The Mill, Casa Colonica, and La Limonaia.
The bold colours and striking interior decor draw you into awe as you settle into your room with a breathtaking view of the Chianti hills, the park or the Arno river.
The name of this room rings true as it gives you a luxurious renaissance feel with some extra space for your absolute comfort. Nestled in the mill, the Noble Villa or the Villino, the double prestige room stands tall with luxurious furnishings extending into the large cosy bed. And if you’re out with family or friends, you can connect to the Double Deluxe room.
This room is where modernity breathtakingly intertwines with an ancient renaissance. The double exclusive room is located in the recently opened La Limonaia. The room exudes elegance in all aspects, from its patterned Tuscan-style carpet to its beautiful grey walls.
If you’re on the ground floor, revel in the view of the gorgeous private garden through the wide window. And a little elevation takes you to a gorgeous terrace overlooking the picturesque Chianti hills and the Arno river.
This 50 MQ room offers you a blend of comfort and elegance. The spacious rooms carry you into a cosy feeling with their warm interior decor and breathtaking views just outside your window. The fine fabrics are skilfully crafted by local craftsmen, like the 16th-century damasks produced in the nearby city of Rovezzano.
The spacious suites transport you to a home away from home experience with stunning lighting brimming in from the ceiling. The rooms are lined with delicate handcrafted fabric and Tuscan-style furnishings. Step into the marble-tiled bathroom and relax into the serenity of comfort in the boutique hotel’s suite.
Villa La Massa’s suite exclusive is the perfect choice for a cosy family or friends’ experience. Romanticism and luxury are exuded at their peak with the renaissance style furnishing, boiseries, fine-lined tapestries and much more captivating decor. Settle into the cosy canopy bed right after you take in the peaceful views from the wide windows.
The Suite Colonica is located in the Casa Colonica building, which dates back to the 18th century. Step into the renaissance style room and admire the floor-to-ceiling windows. Then out into the inner courtyard and relax with the cool breeze and the rustle of the leaves. Then waltz back into the naturally lit bathrooms endowed with Santafiora stone.
The Parco suite is a stunning combination of a double room and a suite exclusive, located in the hotel’s most recent structure, the Vilino, erected in the early 20th century. The cool, velvety decor of the room transports you to a world of romance and intimacy with that little Renaissance charm.
The Arno suite has proven to be a favourite choice due to its lavish terrace and lush private garden. As soon as you step into the lilac-toned room, your eyes are drawn to the majestic and mesmerizing fireplace. The earthenware floors immerse you in a natural feel as you transition from the room into the gorgeous garden.
The presidential suite of Villa La Massa consists of the luxurious Arno suite and the junior suite top. The suites stay true to the Florentine aristocracy with the perfect amount of modernity attached to them. Step out of the spacious suite onto the captivating terrace and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Arno river.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
Step onto the terrace of Il Verrocchio in the morning, and savour one (or two) of the chef’s delectable cuisine. Start your day with a breakfast buffet ranging from Tuscan specialities to cereals, homemade cakes and even seasonal juices.
The boutique hotel’s exclusive restaurant exudes a romantic atmosphere as it sits on a gorgeous terrace overlooking the Arno river. Enjoy a mix of Mediterranean and Italian delicacies as you sit in the candlelit restaurant. Then top it off with an exceptional wine to make the experience all the more memorable.
The excellence of Il Verrocchio extends into the hotel’s L’Oliveto Bistrot. The unique fine dining experience gets its name from the gorgeous olive trees surrounding the hotel’s environs. And if you’re up for an intimate event, a private dining experience awaits you. However, it’s open solely at Easter.
When you’re up for some booze or otherwise craving some cocktails, step into the Medicean bar and enter into a world of lusciousness. The 19th-century fresco ceilings make it the perfect place to savour the boutique hotel’s signature cocktails prepared with the exclusive liqueurs by the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella.
Thyme, the treasured herb, indicates that the property follows local legislation with regard to the environment and has implemented a few eco-friendly common practices.
- The boutique hotel has its chefs use mostly locally sourced ingredients to prepare their delicious cuisine.
- The delicate fabrics that lined the building were crafted by local craftsmen in and around Florence.
- Villa La Massa has every room breathtakingly designed in the local Tuscan style.
- The owners kept the original ancient walls of the villas to pay homage to traditional Tuscan architecture from past centuries.
Explore the location
Villa La Massa rests on lush greenery that goes on for miles, yet is only a stone's throw from the city of Florence. Shuttles run hourly from the hotel to the city’s most famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, which is situated 6.48km from the hotel.
The breathtaking Piazelle Michelangelo statue is located 5.5 km from the hotel. Then a few steps further will lead you to Santa Maria del Fiore or the Uffizi gallery. The hotel would happily arrange a tour of Florence.
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