Villa La Massa, Florence

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Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, Villa La Massa is the exquisite jewel of the Villa d’Este Group. The 16th Century estate sits on the banks of the Arno River, on 22 acres full of lemon trees and olive groves that surround the property.

With its three ochre and pink colored villas and their 37 rooms and suites, each superbly furnished in the traditional Florentine style, Villa La Massa is the perfect place to rest after a long day of touring in Florence, linked by the hotel’s private shuttle which runs daily to and from Ponte Vecchio.

The Villino, the most recently built villa, suits those looking for a private retreat thanks to the Presidential Suite with its private garden, or the Parco Suite overlooking the river and the Chianti Rufina hills.

Landscapes mold around the river with an abundance of olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees as far as the eye can see. The environment invites you to slow down and relax. The gourmet restaurant “il Verrocchio” offers traditional Tuscan cuisine with over 400 labels of wine.Its terrace overlooks the Arno River, providing a unique setting for romantic dinners. For those looking for a full day of relaxing, the Arno Spa is a warm and informal welcome in an original Tuscan atmosphere that combines heritage with luxurious comfort.

Inspired by the Tuscan fragrant flowers and aromatic herbs of our gardens, the “Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella” cosmetic line is available at the SPA of Villa La Massa. A heated outdoor swimming pool and jogging trails are available on property, while tennis and golf courses nearby.

Hotel Villa La Massa

Via della Massa, 24
50012 Candeli, Florence

Tel: +39 055 626 11
Fax: +39 055 633 102
GDS Code: LW

Hotel Selling Points

  • Boutique hotel with 37 rooms and suites, each superbly furnished in the traditional Florentine style with outstanding views of the Arno and the countryside
  • Gourmet Restaurant “II Verrocchio” with a unique terrace offering the best in Tuscan cuisine
  • XVI century cellar for wine and oil tastings
  • Beautiful heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Arno Spa and fitness room in an original Tuscan atmosphere
  • Friendly staff offering personalized service
  • Only 6 miles from the historic center of Florence
  • Courtesy shuttle service throughout the day to/from Ponte Vecchio (15 minutes)
  • Private chapel for weddings

Rooms & Suites

There are 37 rooms, including 14 suites and 7 junior suites, seated in three villas: the Noble Villa, the Mill, and the Little Villa.

The rooms are superbly furnished in the traditional Florentine style. All have air conditioning, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi, satellite LCD TV, and spacious marble bathrooms. Two magnificent suites: the Arno Suite with a private garden and a dining gazebo, and the Parco Suite offering a spectacular view of olive trees and the Arno.

The Villino, the most recently built villa, suits those looking for a private retreat thanks to the Presidential Suite with its private garden, or the Parco Suite overlooking the river and the hills.

Junior Suite Top II

Room Category

Number of Rooms

Size in m²/ ft²

Double Deluxe
Double Prestige
Junior Suite Top
Suite Exclusive
Arno Suite
Parco Suite
Presidential Suite


30 / 323
40 / 430
50 / 538
60 / 646
60 / 646
84 / 904
100 / 1076
134 / 1442

Double Room

Connecting Rooms Combinations

Double Deluxe / Double Prestige
Double Prestige / Junior Suite Top
Junior Suite / Junior Suite Top
Junior Suite Top / Suite
Junior Suite Top / Suite Exlclusive

*If there are small children

Maximum Occupancy


Suite Exclusive, living room II

Restaurants & Bar

Il Verrocchio has an indoor dining hall with a vaulted ceiling and a unique terrace overlooking the Arno and the famous Rufina hills. For breakfast, guests are offered a buffet including fruit juices, fruit cheeses, Tuscan cured meats, cereals, yogurt, organic jams, and marmalade, prosecco, and fresh eggs. For dinner, the menu proposes a choice of both national and regional dishes, prepared with talent and care. A menu has been specially created for children and celiac to satisfy their specific requirements.

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: 7:30am-10:30am
Dinner: 7:30pm–10pm

The Medicean Bar situated in the Noble Villa, the Medicean Bar offers a wide selection of grappe, whiskies, brandies, cocktails. The Pool Bar is open during the summer months and is located near the swimming-pool with a view of the Arno.

Hours of Operation:
The bar is open from 11:00am till midnight

The Cellar is located in the Mill. Filled with charm and the atmosphere of old Tuscan cellars, it is the ideal place for wine and olive oil tasting or for a private lunch and dinner.

The Tuscan Bistrot, which is located in the Noble Villa next to the Medicean Bar, offers a cozy ambiance where guests can have lunch or dinner.

restaurant mediceo

Spa & Wellness

Arno Spa: a warm and informal welcome in an original Tuscan atmosphere, combining heritage with luxurious comfort.

Acqua: the wet area with the Turkish bath, the sauna, the Roman pool with hydro-massage and sensory showers.

Beauté: two spa suites, one twin bedded for treatments pervaded with Tuscans scents. Products from the cosmetic line of “Officina Famaceutica di Santa Maria Novela”

Sport: all gym equipment, space for yoga and floor exercises

Fitness & Spa: Outdoor heated pool (20m x 7m/65f x 23f) mountain bikes, jogging track.

Available nearby: Tennis courts, horseback riding, golf courses

Wet area

Services & Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Private transportations and car rentals
  • Courtesy daily shuttle to/from Ponte Vecchio
  • Private Outdoor Car Parking
  • Small Pets Allowed
  • Laundry Services
  • Babysitting on Request
  • Cooking Lessons and Wine Tastings
  • Small Chapel for Weddings
  • Reservations and Tickets for Museums, Shows, and Restaurants
  • Guided Tours of Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and other Towns
  • Discover the Chianti Wine Region: Vineyards, Cellars, Wines, and Olive Oils, Tastings, and Special Visits
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