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Villa La Massa

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Villa La Massa is a delightfully romantic Medici villa on the banks of the river Arno, a stone's throw from Florence. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a classic, Florentine style allowing guests to enjoy the tranquillity surrounding Villa La Massa.

At a Glance

  • This 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

  • Enjoy the fresh and organically grown produce from the Estate in the restaurants - Villa La Massa is graced with 22 acres of gardens

  • The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus into Ponte Vecchio in Florence daily

  • Opt for some alternative therapy and try the famous "Wine Therapy" treatment, that is offered in the hotel's spa

  • Book a private wine tasting in the 'The Cellar' including a sampling of traditional Tuscan pairings such as salami and cheeses - under the guidance of the master sommelier you will have the chance to sample wines from an inventory of over 400 labels.

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Insider's View

Why not borrow the hotel's complimentary bikes and ride to the city? A 20 minute pedal along the Arno gets you to the city center

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Villa La Massa


The 37-rooms of Villa La Massa are spread over three villas and are spacious, airy and individually decorated in a classic Florentine style with traditionally woven fabrics and Carrara marble bathrooms. The Villa is set in 10 hectares of parkland along the banks of the Arno, filled with olive and fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens, and ideal for an evening stroll.

There is a complimentary shuttle bus service for guests to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. After a day immersed in the cultural beauty of Florence, guests can enjoy an invigorating swim or a relaxing massage in the hotel’s treatment room. The cuisine specializes in Mediterranean and Tuscan dishes with focus on local seasonal produce and a rich selection of prestigious wines to complement every meal.

Families are very welcome at Villa La Massa and children are encouraged to put their energy to good use, exploring the parkland surrounding the hotel and joining in with outdoor activities such as horse riding, cycling and tennis.


The hotel offers 37 rooms and suites all recently refurbished in traditional Florentine style. The spacious and airy rooms are decorated with antique furniture and the private bathrooms are fitted with Carrara marble. The large windows frame the beautiful Tuscan landscape. All rooms provide satellite TV and WiFi, cots and a third bed may be requested.


Children are very welcome and there is a play area and games for general use. There are plenty of outdoor activities for kids including horse riding, swimming, cycling and tennis as well as golf for the older ones.


Food menus include both Mediterranean and Tuscan regional specialities, offering a broad daily choice. Special care is given to procuring food of prime quality, with a preference for local and organic produce. A rich selection of Italian wine is also available. There is a swimming pool, a state of the art fitness center and the Arno Spa offering a warm and informal welcome in an original Tuscan atmosphere, combining 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 from this year at the SPA of Villa La Massa. Within the spa you will find 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 Tuscan scents. There also is a gym and fitness area with all gym equipment and space for yoga and floor exercises. Everything evokes the feel of Villa La Massa.


Villa La Massa offers guided tours of Florence and the Chianti district and there is a complimentary shuttle service to Florence at certain times of day. Guests can hire mountain bikes from the hotel and there are many interesting routes to explore. Tennis, horse riding and golf can all be facilitated on site or nearby.

Other activities we can arrange from Villa La Massa include cooking classes, wine tastings, yoga classes, drawing and painting lessons, fishing in the Arno and, when the season is right, truffle hunting with Giulio and his dog Edda!

Location & Directions

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Located just a few kilometers east of Florence, Villa La Massa sits on the banks of the Arno River, 20 acres of lemon trees and olive groves surround the property.

When to go

The Mediterranean climate makes Tuscany a year round destination. It is important to remember that the main tourism season stretches from mid-April to the end of September with July and August being peak months. The best time to visit Tuscany is in the quieter part of the season, from April to June and from September to October when weather is usually good, prices lower and there are "fewer" tourists. Many have also discovered the advantages of visiting during the "low season" (winter and early spring) as rates are lower and the reduced number of tourists is visible.

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