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Villa La Massa

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#1 of 1 hotels in Candeli
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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
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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
Spa
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
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The_Traveling_Tom wrote a review Nov 2023
Farmington, Connecticut, USA155 contributions62 helpful votes
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My wife and I have been to Villa La Massa several times in the past few years, and each time we promised ourselves that we would someday share our favorite hotel with our entire family, perhaps to celebrate a big occasion. Well, we finally did it! We have always been impressed by the polished, personal and warmly elegant hospitality on prior visits, but the true test would be this time with our party of eight + toddler. I am happy to report that every member of our family agreed that Villa La Massa exceeded even our prior rave reviews! From the exceptionally beautiful rooms with Arno views to the two inspired onsite restaurants to the pool & spa facilities, VLM is a relaxing bit of paradise, yet is only a short hotel-van ride to the excitement and treasures of Florence. We can't thank the wonderful staff enough for making even our youngest traveler feel so welcome -- and the rest of our party is still talking about our remarkable family celebration! Sound good? It is! (And we've already booked our return visit...)
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Nov 22, 2023
Dear Tom, Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are thrilled to read that Villa La Massa exceeded your expectations and made your family celebration truly special. It's heartening to know that our hospitality, beautiful rooms, and on-site amenities contributed to a memorable experience for your entire party, including the little one. We appreciate your kind words and can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit! Sincerely, Elisa Peroli General Manager
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Jcp815 wrote a review Aug 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin1 contribution
We wanted to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our family and looked for a place near Florence. Villa la Massa was recommended to us along with several other places. We researched for a long time and decided to choose Villa la Massa for our celebration. We had our three married children along with five grandchildren, ages ranging from 3 to 16. Our week at Villa la Massa exceeded all of our expectations. The staff was friendly and exceedingly helpful. There was never a hesitation in meeting our requests. The rooms were spotlessly clean (my most important criteria), very spacious and beautifully decorated. The food was delicious and the chefs bent over backwards to accommodate our many dietary needs. Their shuttle service was very convenient, taking only 20 minutes to get to and from Florence. It was the best of all worlds having such easy access to the city and a beautiful pool and grounds for all of us to enjoy. For the kids there was a great climbing adventure park about 40 minutes away and lots of small towns to explore nearby for the adults. It was extremely hot (95 - 100 degrees) so we spent a lot of time at the pool (connected to a baby pool). All 13 of us had a vacation we will never forget.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Elisa PEROLI, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded Aug 31, 2023
Dear Guest, Let me take this opportunity to thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a beautiful review on your recent stay at Villa La Massa. It has been an honour for all of us being part of such a Milestone and be part of your family celebration. I am glad you experienced Villa La Massa as it is, a place full of history, adorned by peaceful gardens and animated by passionate people. I wish you all the best and hopefully we will welcome you (all!!) back very soon. My warmest regards, Elisa Peroli General Manager
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Tiffany F wrote a review Jul 2023
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This was the best place I’ve ever stayed at. Everything was so clean and comfortable. The staff went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and having a good time from the moment we walked in the door. The decor and feel of the hotel is just beautiful. The outdoor terrace was cute to have a glass of wine at while watching the sun set over the Tuscan hills. There is also free shuttle that brings you back and forth to Florence.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Elisa PEROLI, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded Jul 27, 2023
Dear Mrs Tiffany, Let me personally thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Villa La Massa! You truly captured the essence of it: beautiful grounds, good food and wine and passionate people. Thank you for highlighting as well one of our services, the free shuttle. We are very proud to have it and it is 100% electric. Thank you again for your kind words and for staying with us. We all look forward to welcoming you back very soon. My best regards, Elisa Peroli General Manager
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Steve K wrote a review Jul 2023
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I took my whole family of 12 to Florence Italy and stayed at the Villa La Massa. It is close to the city and and located on the river Arno. The facilities are amazing and they have recently added a fantastic new pool and adjacent Bistro. They have facilities for all ages. The restaurants are fabulous and the staff very attentive. The chef visited our table and can prepare special meals upon request. The views of the countryside and the river while you enjoy your meal is breathtaking. We partook in cooking classes and Spa treatments which I highly recommend. We also did guided tours of Florence including visits to the Ufizzi and Academia to se the famous statue of David. All of our activities were arranged by Tamar Trambusti at the Villa La Massa including transportation, tours, Spa treatments, cooking classes, museum tickets, dinner reservations at the Villa and in town. Tamara Trambusti did a fantastic job of making our visit to the Villa La Massa a trip of a lifetime. I recommend contacting Tamara by e mail when making reservations as she can assist with room selection, transportation, reservations , tours and everything you will need to make your visit to Villa La Massa as memorable as mine.(tamara.trambusti@villalamassa.it)
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Elisa PEROLI, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded Jul 18, 2023
Dear Steve, Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and your feedback on your recent stay with us at Villa La Massa. I will be happy to pass it to the rest of the team, especially Tamara who will remain speachless, I am sure! You truly captured the essence of Villa La Massa: good food, amazing grounds and surroundings and passionate people. Beside, Florence speaks by herself, Uffizi and Accademia are definetly a must to see, and thanks to our 100% electric shuttle very easy to reach! It has been a pleasure hosting your beautiful family and we will be very happy to welcome you again in the future! Consider us at your full disposal for anything you may need in the future. I wish you a lovely day ahead, Elisa Peroli General Manager
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Raul Parrinello wrote a review Jun 2023
Miami, Florida11 contributions9 helpful votes
What a great place to stay. We didn’t have any expectations so it was an absolute surprise. The entire property was spectacular. The hotel has a great pool, great food and breakfast, a nice hotel, beautiful spa area. Everything you need. The shuttle service was great and dropped off near city center, about a 15-20 min ride. Overall great experience.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Elisa PEROLI, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded Jun 5, 2023
Dear Mr Parrinello, Thank you so much for your comment and for recognizing the quality of facilities and service! It will be my pleasure to share it with the team. Mr Parrinello, I will be pleased to see you back very soon. In the mean time I remain at your complete disposal for anything you may need. My best regards, Elisa Peroli General Manager
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Ben Murphy wrote a review May 2023
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
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Our trip to Villa La Massa was truly perfect. The hotel has everything to offer- starting with the proximity to Florence, and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The staff were a dream throughout our stay. They did everything they could to make our visit comfortable and were happy to help with any specific requests. I planned a proposal while we visited, and the team did an incredible job of creating the perfect setting for it to take place. The food at both restaurants is second to none- this was a big reason for visiting having been to Il Verrocchio last year. To top this off, breakfast overlooking the Arno river was a brilliant experience. The facilities have everything to offer- from extensive gardens, a 5* spa and recently refurbished rooms. I cannot recommend the hotel more and we will definitely be returning. Thanks for a magical weekend!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Use the shuttle to get to/from Florence. Make sure to visit the spa.
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Response from Elisa PEROLI, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded May 31, 2023
Dearest Mr Murphy, What a pleasure reading your kind comment. Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent, and so special, visit. It was a true pleasure be part of your special moment and hopefully, who knows, we can be part of so many others in the future. We will remain at your complete disposal for anything you may need. In the meantime, it will be my honour to share your feedback with the team. I wish you a lovely day ahead. My best regards and Congratulations again! Elisa Peroli General Manager
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tfrazer wrote a review May 2023
Ketchum, Idaho9 contributions
Villa La Massa has been on my list to experience for years. I was lucky enough to book a one night stay after spending some a few days in the center of Florence. The serene setting on the Arno, surrounded by the gentle Tuscan hills was just what we craved after being in the frenetic City Center. The Villa has been welcoming guests since the late 1940's and their experience shows throughout the property. Our room was exactly what we had hoped. High ceilings, marble bath stocked with high quality amenities, a gorgeous view of the terrace and river, ceilings so high they should have their own weather. Pitch perfect. My partner booked a massage in the downstairs spa, that she proclaimed was the best that she had ever experienced. I used the gym in an effort to redeem myself after a week of enthusiastic eating, and found it to be modern, well appointed and spotless. The sauna was spot on too. Cocktails were enjoyed in the Villa's bar. Beautifully prepared, generous accompaniments and fun banter with the staff made for a pleasant hour before dinner. We dined on property and enjoyed and extraordinary meal. My truffle risotto was infused with the depth of flavor that only comes with the best ingredients carefully prepared. Great food, great service accompanied by a talented piano player. It was a a meal that we will both remember for a long time. Manager Elisa Peroli runs a world class hotel staffed with happy professional who embody hospitality. 10 out of 10. You will not be disappointed .
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Elisa PEROLI, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded May 22, 2023
Dearest Mr Frazer, reading your kind words fills my heart with pure joy. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment on your last stay with us. It will be my absolute pleasure to share it with the rest of the team, as it will be so motivational for everybody. I really hope to see you back to our beautiful Villa. I wish you all the best and a lovely day ahead Elisa Peroli General Manager
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Anon100001 wrote a review May 2023
London364 contributions242 helpful votes
Upon arrival this hotel felt like something out of White Lotus but in reality, there were some issues that should have been resolved, especially given the price. The villa is incredibly old and the rooms have the same traditional atmosphere - whilst large, lacking something. No irons in the rooms (and the hotel ran out), and the room is cleaned several times daily which was ok but unnecessary. Service was generally ok, but the drink service was really poor and took far too long. The pool looked nice and was not heated, freezing cold and therefore largely unusable. Breakfast was poor for a hotel of this quality and a small point but the room key is huge, so you have to keep leaving it at the reception. The grounds are beautiful which is the one big redeeming feature for this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Elisa PEROLI, General Manager at Villa La Massa
Responded May 22, 2023
Dear Mr Anon, Thank you for your time in leaving a comment on your last stay. I am taking good note of it and I thank you for your visit. Hopefully we will welcome you back soon Best regards, Elisa Peroli General Manager
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LoveVacationsNY1 wrote a review Oct 2022
New Hampton, New York8 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband Rick & I spent a spectacular time honeymooning in Italy! One of our favorite places hands down was Villa la Massa! Absolutely stunning property! In addition to the beauty was the amazing attention we received from our concierge, Tamara Trambusti! This woman was amazing, classy and so friendly. She helped us navigate through Tuscany and we experienced the most amazing sites, food, wine! We felt we were leaving our sister behind when we left Tuscany! I 100%recommend this Villa!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stefan de Heer, Direttore generale at Villa La Massa
Responded Nov 2, 2022
Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time providing us with your feedback regarding your recent stay and honeymoon at Villa La Massa. It has been a real pleasure to read that your review included a high score and also that you enjoyed the attentive service provided by Tamara. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments. I am sure she will be highly motivated by your kind words. No need to say that, I am at your complete disposal for any further assistance you may need in the future, thank you again for sharing your experience with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back anytime soon, kind regards, Stefan de Heer Executive Assistant Manager Villa La Massa
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PB Bergman wrote a review Oct 2022
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Villa La Massa will be one of the most joyful hotel experiences that you've ever had. It's expensive but worth every Dollar (now equal to the Euro) you'll spend. I stayed there in early October this year for three nights, using it as the returning oasis from my daytime excursions in Florence. This is a beautiful hotel with every amenity that you might wish for in a luxury property. Tmara Trambusti, who is the front office manager, is the "the best", as it's said. Also, the restaurant, Il Verrachio, which I ate at two nights, prfovided two of the best dinners that I had during my 11-day trip to Umbria and Tuscany. and believe me, I ate at some great restaurants in Gubbio, Florence and Milan. This place is stupendous. Paul B. Bergman
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear Mr. Bergman, thank you for taking the time to provide this review with a high score. It is always important to receive Guests' feedback in order to find out positive aspects but also areas of improvement. I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed the attentive service provided by Tamara at the Front Desk. Our Team continuously strives to exceed Guests' expectations and I will be pleased to pass on your positive comments to Tamara Trambusti and Stefano Ballarino, our Chef. 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 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. Warm Regards, Stefan de Heer Executive Assistant Manager Villa La Massa
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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 Chiesa di Sant'Andrea a Rovezzano (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, Borgo Saccardi, 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 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.
Are pets allowed at Villa La Massa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.