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Villa La Massa

Via della Massa 24, 50012 Firenze - Candeli, Italy Access

Villa La Massa

Villa La Massa is a seasonal hotel.
The hotel will close on October 29 2023 and reopen on March 29th 2024
Perfect location in the peaceful Tuscan countryside close to the Chianti wine region directly on the banks of the Arno River but a stones throw from Florence only 5 miles from Ponte Vecchio. 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. The Casa Colonica is ideal for hosting family and friends and may be rented in its entirety to guarantee full privacy to its guests.Brand new stylish swimming pool surrounded by fragrant olive groves and Cypress trees. L Oliveto bistrot is a new culinary offering open for lunch complementing the refined ambiance of the famed Il Verrocchio Restaurant open for dinner.Arno Spa for treatments pervaded with Tuscan scents. Cooking lessons and wine tastings. Friendly staff and atmosphere. Personalized service. Owned and managed by the Villa d Este Group. The hotel can be reserved on an exclusive basis for private events.

Located in the Florentine countryside on the river Arno 15 minutes away from Ponte Vecchio - The hotel stands on the banks of the river Arno in the Florentine countryside only 5 miles 8 Km from the historic centre of Florence. The villa is surrounded by 25 acres of park with lemon trees and olive groves full of paths with a beautiful panorama of the Chianti hills. It is the perfect place to rest after a long day of touring in Florence. A private shuttle runs daily to and from Ponte Vecchio.



  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • Front desk
    Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Early check-in
  • Front desk
  • Late check-out available
  • Work away
    Photocopy center
  • Secretarial service
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms
  • Exterior corridors
  • Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    24-hour security
  • Dry cleaning
  • FREE shoeshine
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Gift/News stand
  • Travelling with others
    Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Family plan
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms


  • Communication
    High speed Internet
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Super comfy bed
  • Special features
    Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed room
  • Bathroom
    Phone in bathroom
  • Shower
  • Food & Beverage
  • Minibar
  • Entertainment
    AM/FM radio
  • Cable television
  • Premium movie channels
  • TV
  • VCR movies
  • Business
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Telephone
  • General
    Alarm clock
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe
  • Smoke detectors


  • Pool
    Sun tanning bed
  • Wellness
    Massage services
  • Solarium
  • Sport
    Jogging track
  • Jogging trail
  • Mountain biking trail
  • Cultural
    Children's program
  • Games / movies
    DVD/video rental

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    FREE buffet breakfast
  • FREE continental breakfast
  • Michelin-starred
  • Outlets type
  • Restaurant


  • FREE buffet breakfast
  • FREE continental breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
To be cancelled 3 days prior to 1300 on arrival day. Cancellation Penalty is 50 percent of stay. for one-night stays the total cost of the room will be charged. Noshow policy same as cancellation policy.Exceptions may apply- please see rate rules.

Travel with others

Children policy
- Children up to 12 years old sharing parents room are free of charge on Bed and Breakfast basis- Children aged 13 and more sharing parents room are charged 110 Euro on Bed and Breakfast basis- Outdoor playground area for children- Concierge can arrange babysitting on request. - Welcome amenities for kids

Pets are allowed upon request
Under national and EU food hygiene legislation pet dogs and cats are generally not permitted in any food premises.

Payment type


Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 51
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 2260 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 130


  • FREE parking


  • Bulletin boards
  • Video camera
  • Other equipment and facilities
  • Lectern
  • High speed wireless
  • Video recording
  • Wireless microphones
  • Backstage projector
  • Flip chart and markers
  • Video conferencing
  • Heating/cooling controls
  • Platform
  • Natural daylight
  • Screen
  • Monitors
  • Overhead projector


Property's Green Action

  •  Local food

Most helpful reviews - Google and TiCATi reviews 10 18 reviews

Matthew Wren
4 years ago – Google


This is a beautiful hotel in the peaceful setting of the Tuscan countryside just outside of Florence and next to the river Arno. There are regular shuttle buses that drop you off right next to the Ponte Vecchio. The staff are polite and friendly.

Scott Kilgour
4 years ago – Google


We had a wonderful time at Villa la Massa ! its an amazing slice of
paradise siting on the banks of the River Arno. My wife Kiki was blown away and is counting down the days to when she will return. Its close to the city but far enough away to feel disconnected from the buzzy tourists...the shuttle service is a big help and makes it very easy to get back and forth.....the staff were extremely nice! Go and relax in the spa! Enjoy.........

Geoff Mitchell
4 years ago – Google


Historic and amazing facility. Very quiet. Food was outstanding. People were very friendly. Service was impeccable. Views are stunning.

Ben Horne
4 years ago – Google


Immediately upon arrival we thought the property perfect. Throughout our stay,the initial impression was confirmed repeatedly. Wonderful experience.

Sara M
5 years ago – Google


Villa La Massa is a 5 star hotel nestled in the countryside in a quiet and idyllic setting outside of Florence. Although there are several luxury options closer to the historic sites - Villa Massa has some exceptional staff that make it worth the shuttle commute. We specifically enjoyed our experience with Nicolas at the bar who welcomed us like family and provided us with creative cocktails and conversation. We spent several nights visiting the bar to enjoy his exceptionally welcoming service and expertise. This quality of service made our stay at Villa la Massa a memorable one and we hope to return in the near future. Only suggestion is to perhaps add a later night shuttle to bring folks back to the hotel if they venture into the city for dinner. That being said, we would not hesitate to return!

Daniel Clemson
5 years ago – Google


Great lunch and view

Paulo Queiroz
5 years ago – Google


I love this place. Beautiful geography, at Arno River. Very nice and luxury accommodations. Good service and and food. Must have in Tuscany.

Tyler Hanzel
5 years ago – Google


Experience Art in Paradise! I was invited to experience a life fresco painting exhibition held by the Iguarnieri Studio and wow what an amazing experience. All of the guests at the hotel were invited to watch and try the unique fresco painting and most of the children did! It was truly a special experience and the Artists were very generous to share their time and knowledge about the Florentine way of artisan crafts. The Iguarnieri studio is also currently showing their works inside the hotel until the end of the summer!

Fabiano Mazzoni
6 years ago – Google



Sergio Benassi
6 years ago – Google


Top !

Marco Giani
6 years ago – Google


Posizione sublime sul fiume Arno servizio ortimo

Robert Zacharczuk
6 years ago – Google



Umberto Gallo
6 years ago – Google


La villa è bellissima e anche la location circostante è molto accattivante. La cura per i dettagli, la cortesia e professionalità dello staff hanno reso la mia esperienza eccezionale. Anche la cucina del ristorante è di elevatissima qualità.

Rob Walsh
6 years ago – Google


Amazing place to stay. Beautiful.

Folke Dollander
7 years ago – Google


As a short summary below.
Hotel / fantastic
Service is eminent
the restaurant should have at least 1 star in the guide Michelin not to forget Emileo one of the waitors.
Sitting by the pool in the afternoon enjoying the sundown being served a nice drink from the bar.
It's like heaven

Has to be recommended
F. Dollander

Carlo Capra
8 years ago – Google


Amazing place, beautiful location near Firenze. Excellent service.

Thuraya Abdulla
8 years ago – Google


The most magical place in Florence surrounded by beautiful green hills. Extremely friendly staff and excellent service. Loved every minute of it

Ramy Nassif
8 years ago – Google


Great rooms, great service, extremely nice and friendly staff. And most importantly perfect location and AMAZING view with a private piece of land for a nice walk or a jog in the morning.

Armand de Foucault
10 years ago – Google


Just the best !

ronny zaman
10 years ago – Google


Amazing service . All hotel staff are really friendly . Rooms are beautiful . Just superb .

Daniela Fontani
11 years ago – Google


Villa la Massa e il top Del top

Kai Mjaanes
12 years ago – Google


Very nice place right outside of Florence. Quiet and by the river. The excersise room was perhaps a little small, and some of the equipment was out of order. The restaurant prices was in the upper area, the wine list extensive, and the food was superb. The reccommended wine was affordable, and matched the meal perfectly. Our waiter was a bit erratic, but the rest of the staff was great! We also learned that it is possible to rent Ferarries through the hotel - which the boys will do next time around.