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Via della Massa 24, 50012 Candeli Italy
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4.8
Value
4.3
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
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Sauna
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Breakfast buffet
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Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Kids pool
Highchairs available
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Randy B wrote a review Oct 1
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It was always a dream to get married in Italy, but that dream became a reality thanks to the talent of Tamara Trambusti! After a month of communicating with her by email only, we finally met when my wife and I arrived to the Villa, the day of our wedding. Tamara had everything handled from the car service from Florence, the flowers, the celebrant, and even the photographer. Our wedding ceremony took place outside on the grounds in the most incredibly special, story book, Tuscan setting. Our dinner in the Villa's dining room couldn't have been any more romantic. The entire staff at the Villa were so kind and satisfied our needs in every way possible. I can't thank them enough for making our day as dreamy and memorable as it was. We have already started booking our trip back next August for our 1 year anniversary.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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S G wrote a review Nov 2021
Seattle, Washington6 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This amazing villa is so close to Florence, but feels like you are in the countryside along the Arno. The staff here (from the woman or gentleman that greets you at the front desk, to the bartender, to the servers in the restaurant and even the chef) made my group of 7 friends feel so special. We were lucky enough to be there the week before the villa closed for the season and watched the leaves turn in the trees in the hills while lounging by the pool and being spoiled by the staff. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable every second. Thanks for an amazing end to an extended journey in Tuscany for all of us.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jun 23, 2022
Dear Guest, Thanks for taking the time to provide this review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with our services and enjoyed our location on the Arno river banks at Florence city gates, surrounded by the rolling Tuscan hills but so very close to the city center (the Ponte Vecchio can be reached by shuttle within 20 minutes). Our Team always strives to exceed Guests' needs and expectations. Our Front Office Team, goes out of their way to look after of their way to guarantee a unique and experiential stay. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any further assistance you may need, thank you again for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in a not too distant future. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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Ladylush33 wrote a review Sep 2022
Petersfield, United Kingdom460 contributions121 helpful votes
What a fabulous place made even more perfect by your wonderful staff. A wonderful oasis close enough to Florence but peace and tranquillity. Facilities are fabulous, food amazing although would have appreciated daily changes to menu? Saying that chef is always around to make suggestions and his pasta with truffles is to die for! Bedrooms amazing and so comfortable housekeeping staff never obvious but always perfect. Taxi service to and from town perfect and again lovely friendly staff. The only critique I could find and that took some doing is that the swimming pool was cold. You have a wonderful place thank you for an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with the concept we offer, an authentic "sense of place" in terms of tradition and style but with updates and contemporary touches which enhance our Guests' stay. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our facilities and the food we offer in our restaurants. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments and I am sure they will be highly motivated by your kind words. I took note of your comments regarding the possibility of having a daily menu. We offer a good menu selections in our 3 outlets: our gourmet Restaurant Il Verrocchio, in our L'Oliveto Bistrot and at our IL Mediceo Bar. Our Team is trained to offer alternatives and variations to the menu. However, further to your comment, we will evaluate the possibility to develop a proper daily menu to offer a wider selection of dishes to our Guests. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for Tuscan vacation at Villa La Massa. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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Snpbern wrote a review Sep 2022
5 contributions4 helpful votes
The GM and front reception staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful. Anything we needed they personally made sure was well taken care of by themselves. The restaurant on site was delicious and we loved the selection they had of food and wine. We would definitely stay there and recommend this villa (hotel) for a five star experience!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with the concept we offer, an authentic "sense of place" in terms of tradition and style but with updates and contemporary touches which enhance our Guests' stay. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Front Office Team attitude and the the experience at our Restaurant in terms of quality and selection of food and wines. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments and I am sure they will be highly motivated by your kind words. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for Tuscan vacation at Villa La Massa. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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Sandra D wrote a review Sep 2022
Miami, Florida16 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed at this place for a few nights on August 2022, at first I was hesitant bc of the distance to Florence, but when I arrived, I realized I had made the right choice. This hotel provides a real Tuscany Experience that you will never forget, everything was perfect, the staff amazing and special thanks to Tamara Trambusti, she went above and beyond to help with my needs. Will be back for sure!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with the concept we offer, an authentic Tuscan experience in terms of tradition, style but with updates and contemporary touches which enhance our Guests' stay. I was also pleased to learn that you appreciated our strategic location, surrounded by the Chianti hills but still very close to Florence city center - you can reach the Ponte Vecchio from Villa La Massa by shuttle within 15/20 minutes maximum. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed our Team attitude and that Tamara Trambusti, our Front Office Manger, went out of her way in order to assist with your needs. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments and I am sure they will be highly motivated by your kind words. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for Tuscan vacation at Villa La Massa. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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BaltimoreBrian wrote a review Sep 2022
Baltimore, Maryland22 contributions15 helpful votes
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Giving this place five stars because it really is an amazing property with beautiful rooms and amenities and a staff that tries to live up to the surroundings and their clientele. We were always greeted with smiles and when we asked for something, for the most part, everyone was happy to try and help us out. Breakfast was very nice. Help yourself to water and champagne. I wish we'd been told it was included. A word to the wise, while the shuttle is free, convenient and very easy to set up for both pick up and drop off, it stops at 8 pm. A taxi back from the city usually ran us about €30. But if you don't want to stay in the city, you can't really ask for a more picturesque and peaceful location. A special shout out to the housekeeping staff who were always wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: At breakfast, help yourself to water and prosecco. Included but not advertised.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with the concept we offer, an authentic "sense of place" in terms of tradition and style but with updates and contemporary touches which enhance our Guests' stay. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Team attitude starting from the first greeting to your departure. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments and I am sure they will be highly motivated by your kind words. I took good note regarding our Breakfast and I apologize since you were not informed that water and Italian Spumante are included. I have spoken to our Restaurant Manager in order to avoid any re-occurrence. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for Tuscan vacation at Villa La Massa. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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mschorr wrote a review Sep 2022
Cherry Hill, NJ USA179 contributions124 helpful votes
Although the pictures look like the property is secluded in Tuscany, it's really not to far from the highway and some great places for casual eating. The rooms are huge. Our bathroom was as nice as anything I have had in any hotel, anywhere in the world. The grounds are simply beautiful and the front desk staff was above and beyond in coordinating our group (16 people). The only criticism I would have, and those in my group, is the sheets on the bed are quite stiff and were like sleeping on a starched table cloth vs soft sheets. Other than that Villa La Massa, which is only about a 15 minute ride from Tuscany, is perfect.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with the concept we offer, an authentic "sense of place" in terms of tradition and style but with updates and contemporary touches which enhance our Guests' stay. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Front Office Team attitude coordinating your small party of 16 people. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments and I am sure they will be highly motivated by your kind words. I took good note of your comment regarding our bed sheets, and I would like to inform you that the sheets are linen but they are not starched. Normally, I receive very positive comments regarding our beds but we are carrying our an analysis on alternative bed sheets for season 2023. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for Tuscan vacation at Villa La Massa. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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vicsev93 wrote a review Sep 2022
Staten Island, New York1 contribution
There is not enough I can say about the beauty, elegance, romance and charm of this hotel. This is all due to Tamara and her amazing staff. They made me, my boyfriend, and the rest of my entire family feel like we were at home. From check-in to check-out, Tamara arranged every step of the way. She even went as far as to get me in and out of Florence within an hours time frame because she knew I needed to be back at the hotel. The best way to really describe it was I felt like I was staying at the “Tipton”. I look forward to coming back to visit the villa and the “boss” next summer.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with the concept we offer, an authentic "sense of place" in terms of tradition and style but with updates and contemporary touches which enhance our Guests' stay. I am delighted to learn that Tamara, our Front Office Manager, made your stay special and unique going out of her way in order to assist your requests. Moreover, our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments and I am sure they will be highly motivated by your kind words. No need to say that, we are at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for Tuscan vacation at Villa La Massa next year. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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Mike S wrote a review Aug 2022
Newtown, Pennsylvania24 contributions49 helpful votes
Absolutely magnificent. The location was perfect, the facilities were great and the staff was magnificent. From the first greating to our departure everyone was warm and welcoming. The room was perfect and had a great mixture of the classic with the modern, All that should have been updated was modern while still preseving the style and elegence of the villa. The food at the breakfast buffet was perfect and both the formal and bistro menus were an adventure in italian food and style. I rarely review at the 10 level because it is a diificult standard to maintain, but this villa far exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were satisfied with the concept we offer, an authentic "sense of place" in terms of tradition and style but with updates and contemporary touches which enhance our Guests' stay. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Team attitude starting from the first greeting to your departure. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments and I am sure they will be highly motivated by your kind words. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for Tuscan vacation at Villa La Massa. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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alwayshungryformore wrote a review Aug 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom33 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed two nights at Villa La Massa, our first time here and everything was perfect. The hotel and rooms are absolutely immaculate and impeccably finished. We had a room in the new Limonia building with balcony and view of the Arno. The rooms are finished to a very, very high standard, with nice touches. The pool was very welcome on the hot August days, it's a good size and plenty of loungers and shade so didn't feel crowded. We ate in the main restaurant and also at the new bistro beside the pool, both were great, excellent food and kind service. Villa La Massa is a very special place, the settings, the architecture and histiry, but as importantly the warm welcome from all of the staff there. I'm afraid we can't remember everyone's names but special thanks to Nicola, Tamara, and the friendly barman (? Lapo). We arrived, hot and bothered and left relaxed and restored! Hoping to visit again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 19, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank your for your review which I have read very carefully. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and you were satisfied the authentic "sense of place" we offer at Villa La Massa. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed our newly developed accommodation in the Limonaia building, our new pool and our strategic location in the countryside but still very close to Florence city center (by shuttle 15/20 minutes). Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments to Tamara, Nicola and our young barman Lapo. I am sure they will be highly motivated by your words. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any assistance you might need, thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another relaxing break. Best Regards, Stefano Venturi General Manager Villa La Massa
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$437 - $667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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, 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.
Does Villa La Massa have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa La Massa offers airport transportation 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.