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Villa La Massa - Luxury holidays to Tuscany

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  • About this holiday

    On the banks of the River Arno stands the Villa La Massa, a member of the Grand Luxury Hotels group. With only 5 miles separating you from the centre of historic Florence, and with easy access to the romantic Chianti Classico wine villages, the Villa La Massa provides its guests with the ultimate experience of Tuscany. The peaceful 16th century estate comes with fully-stocked wine-cellar, elegantly decorated rooms with wooden-beamed ceilings, and the gentle sounds of the babbling river. Stay at the Villa La Massa as part of a tour around Italy, or simply spend a few nights getting to know Florence, or escaping the rhythms of everyday life.

    The journey and how you get there


    WiFi, parking, daily shuttle service to/from Florence city centre.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Pisa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double Deluxe or twin room
    From £1860 for 5 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Honeymoon Offer(2)
      All guests staying at the hotel for their honeymoon will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in their room upon arrival.
    • Massage Offer
      Book a stay of 3 nights or longer and receive one complimentary hand massage per room. This offer is applicable for all stays in 2019.
    • Low Season Offer(1)
      Book a stay of 3 nights or more on our bed and breakfast rates and receive one complimentary night. This offer is applicable from 12 to 28th April, the 15th July to 1st September and the 23rd September to 26th October 2019. Offer is not combinable with other offers and not cumulative.
    • High Season Offer(1)
      Book a stay of 4 nights or longer on our bed and breakfast rates during high season and receive one complimentary night. This offer is applicable from 29th April to 14th July and 2 to 22nd September 2019. Offer is not combinable with other offers and not cumulative.

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    Our opinion

    Villa la Massa is an enchanting Renaissance villa in the midst of glorious countryside, yet only fifteen minutes from Florence.

    Hotel description

    In terms of location this beautiful sixteenth century palazzo really does enjoy the best of both worlds. Set on the River Arno, the Hotel Villa la Massa and grounds boast views across the river and over the wooded plains of Tuscany. Florence is just a 15-minute drive away and the hotel provides an hourly shuttle service which takes guests to the historic centre and back. The Villa la Massa consists of three main buildings and the Casa Colonica farmhouse, situated on either side of the swimming pool with its leafy terraces and garden. In the main villa the impressive central atrium with its graceful arches and period furniture also serves as a sitting area. Adjoining this a cosy bar provides drinks and light lunches and there is a full bar service by the pool. The elegant hotel restaurant, Il Verrocchio, is situated in the opposite villa and specialises in typical Tuscan cuisine. Meals can also be taken in the beautiful riverside setting of the restaurant terrace on warm evenings. The bedrooms and suites, each with splendid views over the surrounding countryside, are situated in all three villas and are individually decorated in Renaissance style with antique or reproduction pieces. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Villa la Massa is an ideal hotel for enjoying the best of Tuscany.


    Candeli, near Florence, Tuscany

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    12 April to 26 October.

    Distance from airport

    15 minutes' drive from Florence and about 60 minutes from Pisa.

    Closest airport

    Florence and Pisa

    Room types

    Villa La Massa offers 41 rooms and suites with private bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, radio, safe, mini-bar, free wi-fi and LCD TV.
    Deluxe Double or twin room
    Double Prestige room
    Junior Suite Top
    Suite Exclusive
    Parco Suite - available on request
    Arno suite - available on request
    2 Bedroom Arno Presidential Suite - available on request

    Suites and Junior Suites are also available in the Casa Colonica, a Farmhouse building dating back to the 1800s. Which include air conditioning, flat screen television and wifi.
    The Junior Suite Top
    Suite Colonica.  

    Hotel facilities and services

    Swimming pool (May to September), Bar service to the pool, Garden and terraces, Restaurant, Bar, Lift (in central villa only), Fitness centre, Spa, Massage, Cycle hire, Private parking, Babysitting, Room service, Wine cellar, Private chapel, Tennis courts (500m away). Yoga classes and painting or drawing lessons can be arranged upon request.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Horse riding, Tennis, Jogging, Mountain biking.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Florence, San Gimignano (market on Thursdays), Chianti wine route, with markets at Castellina and Greve on Saturdays and Panzano on Sundays. Pistoia, Lucca, Siena, Arezzo, Volterra, Forte dei Marmi on the coast.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, Jogging track, Horse riding, Golf Course in Ugolino, 6 miles away.


    One child of up to 12 years of age is provided with an extra bed free of charge when staying in their parents' room.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    • BOOK NOW

      Complete a simple booking form and e-mail it to us.

    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.


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