Sitting majestically on the banks of the Arno River, Villa La Massa is a bucolic oasis, located only 15 minutes from Florence and close to the Chianti wine region. The hotel is linked to the city centre by a courtesy shuttle and it offers exactly the right balance for those looking to combine culture and relaxation.
The hotel features 51 rooms, divided in 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. The gourmet restaurant “Il Verrocchio” offers the traditional Tuscan cuisine with over 400 labels of wine; its terrace overlooking the Arno River is a unique setting for romantic dinners. Overlooking the pool area L'Oliveto bistrot is a new culinary offering which is open for lunch. Named after surrounding olive trees, which are used to produce the hotel’s own olive oil, L’Oliveto occupies a former barn, which has been lovingly restored to offer relaxed Tuscan dining. For those looking for a full day of relax, a brand new stylish swimming pool surrounded by fragrant lemon trees, olive groves and Cypress trees, a modern fitness centre, the Arno SPA, mountain bikes and a jogging track are available on the property.