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Villa La Massa

Via della Massa, 24, Florence - Candeli, Italy


Villa La Massa


Insider Tip

The hotel was the site of musician David Bowie's wedding to supermodel Iman.

Hotel Overview

On a river
The hotel Villa La Massa stands on the banks of the river Arno, in the Florentine countryside, the villa is surrounded by of park with lemon trees and olive groves, and a beautiful panorama of the Chianti hills.
Spa, fine dining
Villa La Massa provides a restaurant, a health club, complimentary breakfast, and a bar/lounge, gym and one beauty treatment room.
Antiques and art
37 guestrooms and Suites are decorated in the Renaissance style with antique furniture. All have spacious marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, satellite LCD TV, direct dial telephone, wi-fi, safe and mini-bar.

Amenity highlights:

Surrounded by a river-view sundeck with cushioned lounge chairs, the heated, freeform outdoor pool is open from May to September. Terrace dining features river views and live piano music, with candlelit tables under a vaulted ceiling also available. Complimentary bicycles are provided for touring the Tuscan countryside. Guests can enjoy Spa treatments in the new Arno Spa built in the cellars of Villa La Massa.

What to expect:

The hotel sits on a high river bank buttressed by an ancient stone wall. Broad lawns, cypress trees, flower beds, and a vine-covered chapel highlight the grounds. Open from late March until early November, this hotel attracts an international clientele seeking rest and relaxation in the sun-drenched Tuscan countryside. Guests are near enough to Florence to tour the city and then escape from the crowds.


Via della Massa, 24, Florence - Candeli, Italy


FLR - Florence Peretola Airport



Villa La Massa offers 37 guestrooms in a 3-story property. Guestrooms are individually decorated. Guestrooms feature satellite television with pay movies. Business-friendly rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access, desks, and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, and bidets. Complimentary bottled water is provided in room. Services include a turndown service, housekeeping, and wake-up calls. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards. Rollaway beds are also available. All guestrooms are non-smoking.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pay movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Remote lighting/drapery control
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Slippers
  • Smoking rooms
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

Villa La Massa originated as an estate for the Medici family in the 16th century. Five-hundred years later, the villa operates as a 37 room hotel sitting on 22 acres of gardens. The hotel dining venues use fresh ingredients from the onsite groves to create traditional Tuscan and Mediterranean dishes. The wine cellar is stocked with 300 labels of regional and national wines.

In the ancient cellars of Villa La Massa, guests are welcomed into an informal and elegant space. An evocative vaulted hallway guides the guest through 325 sq.m. of historical details, including cross and barrel vaults with original bricks and ancient portals, combining heritage with luxurious comfort - an authentic Tuscan style.

Open daily during the summer months, a heated outdoor pool has sun loungers and a bar offering light meals. Indoor and outdoor event space for small meetings and banquets is available on site. Additionally, a traditional chapel situated in the western garden is available for weddings.

Villa La Massa also offers a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and wireless Internet access. Onsite parking is complimentary.

Villa la Massa is a smoke free property.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare

Number of rooms: 37


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Guests of the Villa La Massa enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning.
Il Verrocchio
Traditional, romantic restaurant with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and a terrace area overlooking the river and countryside. Serves a range of classic Tuscan dishes along with an extensive wine list. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bar Mediceo
Informal bar with antique furnishings. Located in the Noble Villa. Serves drinks and cocktails along with light snacks.
Pool Bar
Offering snacks, drinks and light refreshments. Open in summer.


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Running track/path
  • Swimming
  • Tennis