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Via della Massa 24, 50012 Candeli Italy
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-07-09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids pool
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Hammam
Steam room
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Maria G wrote a review Sep. 22
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I cannot possibly say enough nice things about this amazing place. The property is absolutely pristine, Rooms are decorated beautifully, with the most lovely materials and finishes. Service is amongst the best we have ever experienced and the food is superb. We can’t wait to return!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Леся М wrote a review Jul. 2021
Florence, Italy145 contributions64 helpful votes
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When it comes to a birthday present, the first thing that comes to my mind is privacy and tranquility. The value of being alone with nature and with each other, away from such a beautiful but busy center of Florence, can be felt here at Villa La Massa. Когда речь заходит о подарке ко дню рождения, первое что мне приходит на ум - это уединение и спокойствие. Ценность быть наедине с природой и друг с другом, вдали от такого красивого, но шумного центра Флоренции чувствуешь здесь, в Villa La Massa.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We’ll organized parking, comfortable shuttle to the historic centre (it takes only 15...
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Responded Jul. 14, 2021
Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your experience at Villa La Massa; it represents a reward for us to learn our Guests’ satisfaction and appreciation. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future, we remain with our best regards. Спасибо большое, до скорого! Stefano Venturi General Manager
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James Donovan wrote a review Sep. 20
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
We just returned from the most incredible five day stay at Villa la Massa. The hotel has a beautiful setting with breathtaking views of the Arno River.  The restaurant is fantastic and the service impeccable.  Tamara is amazing and does not miss a thing, she extremely organized and personal.  She leads an excellent team that exceeded all of our expectations and requests.  I cannot say enough good things about the staff and this wonderful hotel.  Thank you and we are already looking forward to returning!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Rob Wood wrote a review Aug. 2021
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this is our first time at Villa La Massa, we are members of the Sporting Club of the Sister Hotel, Villa D'Este in Lago di Como. The location and ambiance of Villa Massa is perfect, being in the county on the banks of the Arno but just a short journey into Firenze. The pool and lunchtime restaurant is great. the best thing is Tamara who seems never to sleep and does the job of 5 people but always with a big smile and extreme professionalism.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from 175salesv, Proprietario at Villa La Massa
Responded Aug. 16, 2021
Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your experience at Villa La Massa; it represents a reward for us to learn our Guests’ satisfaction and appreciation. Tamara does her utmost in leading her Team for rendering together, your stay special and unique and no need to say that I will share your comments with herself. That will definitely be motivating for the entire Front Office Team. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future, we remain with our best regards. Stefano Venturi General Manager
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Susan Ward wrote a review Jun. 2021
Atlanta, Georgia13 contributions6 helpful votes
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The sweet scent of jasmine fills the air as I enter the grounds of the beautiful estate of Villa la Massa. I feel as if I have stepped into a slice of heaven, and I never want to leave. Much more than a hotel, Villa la Massa is a dream destination. Set on the Arno River, only fifteen minutes from the heat and bustle of Florence, you will feel as if you are a world away. Yet, the hourly shuttle service to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence will get you there in no time for exploration. The resort is comprised of four buildings, all immaculately restored to meet the expectations of the luxury traveler. The original palace was first built in the 13th century by the powerful Medici family who ruled Tuscany for 300 years during the Renaissance and commissioned almost all of the works of art in Florence from that time: works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and others. Every room in the palace is unique, spacious, and luxurious, furnished with beautiful antiques, rich fabrics and beautiful marble bathrooms. The Villino is situated directly on Arno with views of both the river and the extensive gardens. It is comprised of seven rooms which can be rented exclusively. The Arno Suite has an expansive terrace on the river. So lovely! For my most recent visit in June 2021 to celebrate my honeymoon, we stayed on the second floor of the newly restored La Limonaia. We adored our room, styled in keeping with the original structure’s Tuscan décor, but with more contemporary fabrics and furnishings. At La Limonaia, we had the perfect view from our little terrace overlooking the Arno. The first floor rooms have private garden with lounge chairs. Many wonderful improvements have been made since my last visit. An old farmhouse behind the property was purchased and converted to the casual L’Oliveto Bistro where lunch is served in a quaint indoor space or on the patio overlooking the magnificent new swimming pool. After exploring Florence on a very warm day, a dip in the pool was the perfect way to cool off. On Wednesday evenings, three courses of gourmet pizzas is served, paired with different beverages and accompanied by live music. The event is attended by the locals as well as resort guests, so we felt like we were part of the community. Casa Colonica is another fabulous addition to the property. It is a renovated farmhouse dating from the 1800’s and comprised of four new very spacious suites with living rooms, and internal courtyard and kitchen. This can also be rented exclusively. We enjoyed a peaceful breakfast at Il Verrocchio on the terrace overlooking the Arno River, watching the ducks swim and locals walk their dogs on the path on the river’s opposite side. Most of the dogs could not resist the temptation to jump in the river and swim, a fun sight to see. While sipping mimosas, we savored delicious fresh fruits, homemade pastries and breads, with eggs and other warm dishes made to order This is the ONLY restaurant in Florence located directly on the river. In addition to the wonderful rooms and amenities here, what makes this property so very special and draws me to come back again and again is the delightful Tamara Trambusti who greets me, as well as my valued clients, as an old friend. Tamara has been at the property for 40 years, and remembers even more than I everything I have done on my previous visits. How she does this, I can’t imagine! She is a treasure, and makes surewe are well taken care of. I trust her to make the best restaurant recommendations and grant every wish I have. Along with Tamara is the fantastic General Manager Stefano Venturi, who oversees the estate and ensures that the staff delivers the best food , service and overall experience. My clients will always have the benefit of many exclusive amenities, including a one category upgrade on arrival subject to availability, breakfast daily, complimentary minibar throughout the stay, including alcohol, replenished once a day, a welcome transfer pick up with Mercedes car from Florence airport or Santa Maria Novella Railway Station. And for bookings of three nights or more, a complimentary 3-course lunch at L'Oliveto Bistrot for up to 2 guests per room. As a travel advisor specializing in luxury vacations in Europe and particularly itineraries throughout Italy, I have visited many magnificent hotels in this diverse and amazing country. I must say that Villa la Massa is at the very top of my list for Florence and Tuscany!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Jul. 14, 2021
Dear Susan, We wish to thank you for sharing your amazing feedback with us. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your experience at Villa La Massa; it represents a reward for us to learn our Guests’ satisfaction and appreciation. Moreover, working in the same field, the wonderful world of tourism, we really feel to send you a heartfelt thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the very near future, we remain with our best regards. Stefano Venturi General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$504 - US$668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
villa la massa owned by villa d`este hotel candeli, hotel la massa, la massa hotel
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceCandeli
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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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 (0.07 km), Florence War Cemetery (0.9 km), and Rocca Tedalda - Castello di Montalbano (0.9 km).
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, Bar Alimentari Innocenti, and Trattoria Donnini.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa La Massa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, 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.
Is Villa La Massa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre 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.