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Villa La Massa

Via della Massa 24, 50012 Candeli Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Doctors available 24/7
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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The 14th-century medicean Villa La Massa is set on the banks of the Arno River in the Tuscan countryside and linked to Florence’s city centre by the complimentary hotel shuttle. The hotel features 51 rooms, divided between 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. One of the villas, the Casa Colonica, an ancient farmhouse featuring 4 suites and a kitchen, has been rehabilitated in 2018 and can be rented out on an exclusive basis. The restaurant Il Verrocchio serves traditional Tuscan cuisine while the new L'Oliveto Bistro serves light fair by the brand new outdoor heated pool during the day. The Arno SPA is set in a welcoming Tuscan atmosphere and features products by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Steam room
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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amit s wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom54 contributions61 helpful votes
On a recommendation from a friend, we booked this gorgeous hotel. Tamara Trambusti welcomed us like a friend and looked after us with such care and warmth during our stay for the week. She was the inspiration and creator of our dinner plans as we managed to eat in some amazing restaurants across Florence. We had the most amazing room with a view and everyone we encountered at the hotel was lovely, kind and helpful. Restaurent manager Antonio was funny and warm and looked after us like royalty. Pietro, Lorenzo, Massimo, Alessandra and the Gentleman at poolside restaurant were all amazing and thorough professionals. Our daily shuttle service in to Florence worked out a treat. We will certainly come back again and again and also definitely visit as soon as they reopen for Summer.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Eric D wrote a review Sep 2020
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
We have just returned, at long last due to Coronavirus to our retreat and bolt hole which we call our second home, Villa La Massa. It was fantastic to return and see how recent times have changed everyone’s lives and how adaptable people are. During the winter extensive alterations were completed which saw the additional of some new suites, a dedicated restaurant for lunch and a new pool but sadly the opening was delayed until late July when guests were once again allowed to return to hotels in Italy. We found superb additions to an already delightful hotel. The original intimacy of La Massa remains but there is now even more to enjoy. The staff, limited in numbers like the number of guests staying were fantastic and continued to maintain the high standards of service we have experienced over many years and repeated visits. The views of the countryside and banks of the Arno remain undiminished as does the quality of the hotel, excellent food and ambiance. Sadly, their are restrictions in place regarding faces masks at times that have become part of our everyday lives but it didn’t diminish the experience at all. The spa is currently closed due to the virus but the gym is open and with the new pool and it’s surroundings I didn’t even think about the spa once. As always the food is exceptional and the chef is always around to chat and will tweak meals with pleasures to meet your needs. It would be unfair to single out anyone as everyone is working hard but Stefano Venturi the General Manager and Tamara should be congratulated for shaping and guiding his team in these difficult times. With fingers crossed I hope to return in a month and enjoy the vista again. Florence is starting to get busier as well as tourists slowly return. Attractions are open and in some cases it is advisable to pre book.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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The2020Travelbug wrote a review Sep 2020
Rome, Italy8 contributions
We stayed for a few nights in this country escape, just a short drive from Florence. We stayed in one of the new suites in the old lemonaia. We had a small garden just for us, which completed the suite. The hotel pool and spacious garden allowed all guests to relax, easily keeping social distance. The restaurant was as lovely as always. The staff made us feel very comfortable and the menu is just as delicious as we remembered from previous stays.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Stefano Venturi, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded Sep 3, 2020
Dear Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank for taking the time to write this review with some detailed comments following your last visit to Florence. I appreciate your feedback which is extremely flattering for the Villa La Massa Team and thank you for pointing out a sign appreciation regarding our villa and the development which was recently carried out: the new pool, new accommodation in the lovely Limonaia building. No need to say that I will share your comments with our Team which will continue to work with commitment and enthusiasm. I look forward to welcoming you back on the Arno river banks, Stefano Venturi General Manager
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Nancy wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We visited for 10 days in August with our two daughters ages 10 and 13 and had an amazing stay. This hotel has all the benefits and space of a quiet country hotel but is only 15 mins drive from Florence. It is perfectly located for exploring the city, vineyards, hill towns and the coast. Our room was absolutely gorgeous, quiet and spacious. We took full advantage of the facilities including the lovely breakfast with a view of the river, free shuttle to Florence, fitness centre, the new pool and complimentary access to tennis courts at the country club down the road. The hotel staff were outstanding and made a huge effort to make our stay special. One of the highlights of our trip was celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary at Villa La Massa - the staff arranged a vineyard tour and wonderful four-course lunch for us and had a bottle of prosecco waiting in our room when we returned. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel for a family trip to Tuscany - whether you want to relax by the pool, be more active or explore the area it really has something to offer everyone.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Stefano Venturi, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Dear Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank for taking the time to write this review with some detailed comments following your recent visit to Florence. I appreciate your very positive feedback after your 10 days stay. I was extremely pleased to learn that you and your daughters enjoyed the Villa, the estate, all of our facilities and our strategic location, only 15 minutes away from Florence city center. Moreover, our Concierge has a deep knowledge of the area, including the Chianti wineyards and can arrange the most exclusive and authentic itineraries which become truly memorable. I am delighted you experience our concierge services. No need to say that I will share your comments with our Team which will continue to work with commitment and enthusiasm. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Arno river banks. Very best regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager
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Kayla F wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an amazing hotel with a stunning view of the river. We got a free upgrade and the room was spacious and cozy. The only thing i would suggest doing is make sure to bring bug spray for dinners! Overall amazing experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Stefano Venturi, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, I appreciate receiving Guests' comments in order to improve our services and facilities. I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your accommodation and the Villa La Massa setting on the Arno river surrounded by the Chianti hills. Unfortunately, during the summer period in the Florentine area, also in the city centre, there are some bugs and as you can imagine this happens because of the warm climate. Normally, our Restaurant Team are very attentive and provide special sprays in the evening in order to avoid the issue. Rest assured that I will speak to our Restaurant Manager to reinforce the message. Nevertheless, I am truly happy that you spent an amazing experience! We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa La Massa. With my very best regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager
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$504 - $668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa La Massa
Which popular attractions are close to Villa La Massa?
Nearby attractions include Villa La Massa (0.04 miles), Florence War Cemetery (0.6 miles), and Rocca Tedalda - Castello di Montalbano (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa La Massa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa La Massa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa La Massa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa La Massa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa La Massa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Amerini Pesce Fritto & Bollicine, Bar Alimentari Innocenti, and Trattoria Donnini.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa La Massa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Villa La Massa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa La Massa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa La Massa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Candeli.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa La Massa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Villa La Massa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.