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 center.

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.

Villa la Massa
4.8
Based on 362 reviews
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Phionna-Cayola ClaudePhionna-Cayola Claude
12:47 10 May 24
Our stay at Villa La Massa was immaculate. From organized transportation to the hotel, to the warm and genuine welcome upon arrival and until our departure. This is an experience that relaxes you with ease and elegance. Hospitality is the staffs forte. Housekeeping is so intentional, and all employees are pleased and ready to help you. Even the chef showed face and care during some meals! A particular, shout out to the front desk workers and Josh they were so respectful and kind to get to know us! A huge thank you to all of you for a weekend of luxurious care. We look forward to coming back!
TracieTracie
22:07 30 Apr 24
My experience at Villa la Massa was absolutely magical! Every part of this hotel is five star- the food, the service, the rooms, spa treatments. I’ve never left a vacation feeling completely relaxed. I left this experience after four days feeling total relaxation. I cannot wait to return.
Eric DimentEric Diment
19:55 21 Apr 24
Another exceptional stay at our favourite destination in Tuscany. The staff throughout the hotel always go the extra mile to ensure that your time spent at La Massa is memorable, relaxing and enjoyable. The rooms are extremely comfortable with all the extras you need to relax in a warm environment that ensures an excellent nights sleep. The restaurants and bar deliver great service with knowledgeable and friendly staff who treat you as a valued guest. The pool area has added a further new dimension to your holiday in recent years and provides a delightful space to relax in the warm Tuscan sunshine.
Jaime HsuJaime Hsu
21:04 17 Apr 24
Spent a few nights here. This hotel is gorgeous with great service. Everyone we interacted is attentive. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon. Highly recommend!
I had the pleasure of photographing Albina and Daniel`s wedding at this stunning venue in Italy, where the lovely couple traveled all the way from the United States to tie the knot. It was an absolute dream to capture their special day amidst the beauty of this venue. The variety of locations provided an abundance of beautiful natural light, which truly enhanced every shot. From intimate indoor spaces to breathtaking outdoor settings, each corner offered a unique backdrop for capturing unforgettable moments. The staff was incredibly accommodating and attentive, ensuring that everything ran seamlessly. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a spectacular setting for their special day.
Lisa FirestoneLisa Firestone
12:24 26 Oct 23
Our stay was one of the best we have ever experienced and we still talk about it today! Tamara went above and beyond to make our stay memorable from the very beginning! She even had rose petals on the bed one evening! It was our honeymoon, and Tamara went out of her way to make it all so very special ! We are so very grateful! Olga at reception was also lovely and helpful when I browsed the gift shop and purchased a handbag from the sister hotel Villa D'Este. Everyone at the resort was incredibly helpful, welcoming, accommodating, and each day it was like a dream! The breakfasts were absolutely perfect! Your staff during the breakfast time was just amazing. Such attention to detail! Extraordinary! We appreciate everyone's efforts during our entire stay! Of all the places we stayed during our visit to Italy, Villa La Massa is the only place we want to return to! It is that special...truly, it was magical. Thank you to all of you for making it so very extra special!
JenniferJennifer
12:59 24 Oct 23
Villa la Massa was excellent! If you're looking to stay at a hotel that's very close to Florence city center (about 10 minutes, and the hotel provides a free shuttle to and from that runs frequently), look no further. The rooms are gorgeous, the property meticulously maintained and sprawling, and the service from all staff was awesome! The view of the river from the gorgeous patio and breakfast area is breathtaking. Every minute spent at this hotel was a joy, worth every dime. We will be back for sure.
Mark StreaterMark Streater
14:15 22 Oct 23
The most beautiful hotel, paradise. The staff go out of there way to make your stay as memorable as possible.Our go to place when in Florence. Excellent food, perfect grounds, peace and tranquility.
Minardi WeddingMinardi Wedding
12:04 18 Sep 23
The best stay at a hotel we have ever had! Apart from this being a beautiful location/property - the service was just absolutely exceptional. The room was spotless- cleaning staff was amazing. The food/drinks and amenities were absolutely perfect. The spa was heaven! The pool was also amazing. This place thinks of everything for the best experience.
Bethany WebsterBethany Webster
10:49 06 Sep 23
Every aspect of this hotel is superior and amazing. From the waitstaff to the excellent housekeeping, to the wonderful concierge. The general atmosphere is refined but also warm, embracing and authentic. The pool is incredible, the spa is top notch and I felt so at home, supported and relaxed there. I was here in 2015 and the memory stayed with me like a dream, I wished to return. And when I came back this time, it wildly exceeded what I had been expecting and looking forward to. This is a special place and it's clear the staff are key to creating a setting so pristine, striking such a delicate balance of warm and attentive service that is consistent but without being intrusive. An amazing thing to accomplish! The grounds are stunning and it's a powerful place to deeply relax and restore in body, mind and soul.
Bryan FBryan F
12:50 26 Jun 23
My wife and I travelled to Florence to celebrate our babymoon, and we stayed at Villa La Massa for 5 nights. We absolutely loved our experienced, and all of our needs were catered to with the most professional and impeccable service. The estate is gorgeous and the atmosphere relaxing, with plenty of enjoyable amenities and services (including nearby tennis which we loved) as well as easy shuttle service into and out of the city. We would highly recommend anyone to spend their time in Florence at Villa La Massa, you will not regret it!
Burton KatzBurton Katz
08:17 16 Jun 23
Last stop on an amazing trip and Villa Massa blew away our expectations. The hotel is idyllically set in a classic Tuscan landscape with old-school beauty and modern first-class amenities. Its a must stay.
Sarah BatchSarah Batch
08:13 16 Jun 23
About 15 minutes from Florence this oasis is set directly on the Arno River with a fine dining restaurant, bistro, a pool, lemon trees, and rooms that make you feel like you are a guest of the Godfather himself! They have a shuttle that runs to Florence all day until 8PM which is a must since the taxi situation is worth a “goog”. Running or walking trails in the garden make this a place for couples or families! The only thing of note was, as many European hotels no movies, some English speaking TV channels.
Kyle KirbyKyle Kirby
17:33 19 May 23
The Villa was so beautiful that it surpassed any expectations that we had. Service was so wonderful and we felt that every whim was taken care of immediately. The grounds were so well maintained. We loved the flowers....that seemed to be everywhere. Our rooms were perfect and the views beyond made us feel like in a fairy tale. The restaurant was so elegant and the food could not be any better.The shuttle into Florence was the icing on the cake. Drivers knowledgeable and so friendly.
Amit SanghviAmit Sanghvi
11:28 19 May 23
Upon arrival this hotel felt like something out of White Lotus but in reality, there were some issues that should have been resolved, especially given the price. The villa is incredibly old and the rooms have the same traditional atmosphere - whilst large, lacking something. No irons in the rooms (and the hotel ran out), and the room is cleaned several times daily which was ok but unnecessary. Service was generally ok, but the drink service was really poor and took far too long. The pool looked nice and was not heated, freezing cold and therefore largely unusable. Breakfast was poor for a hotel of this quality and a small point but the room key is huge, so you have to keep leaving it at the reception. The grounds are beautiful which is the one big redeeming feature for this hotel.
Wing CWing C
18:51 19 Apr 23
We returned after a magical stay last year and this year was even better. We couldn't believe it. Stefano, the head chef was so amazing. He specially prepared two dinners for us as we stayed a week and really tailored the menu for our children as well. The rooms were beautifully cleaned and everything was replenished generously. Every single one of the staff was well-trained, knowledgeable, and immaculate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will surely be back!
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Boutique Hotel
51 Rooms
  • 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

Rooms Overview

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.

Double Prestige

2 guests Connecting rooms option View into the garden View into the hills

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.

Double Exclusive

2 guests Connecting rooms option View into the garden View into the hills

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.

Junior Suite Top

2 guests Connecting rooms option Private terrace View into the garden

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.

Suite

3 guests Connecting rooms option One-bedroom suite View into the garden

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.

Suite Exclusive

2 guests Connecting rooms option View into the garden

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.

Suite Colonica

2 guests Connecting rooms option View into the garden

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.

Parco Suite

2 guests View into the garden View into the hills

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.

Arno Suite

2 guests Connecting rooms option View into the garden

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.

Presidential Suite

2 guests Private terrace View into the 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

Heritage
Homey
Pets friendly
Spa
Air conditioning
Bar
Concierge
Dining on demand
Family rooms
Garden
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Soundproofing
Spa
Terrace
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Breakfast

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.

Il Verrocchio

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.

L’Oliveto Bistrot

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.

Medicean Bar

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.

About sustainability

Thyme

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.

Explore Florence like a local!

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.

Book a trusted local driver for your transfer to and from the hotel, introduce you to the destination, pre-order travel essentials, and get all your questions answered before or during the trip. Choose the stops, visit the attractions, and don't waste any time waiting. We‘ve partnered with Welcome Pickups, the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience.

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