Villa La Massa

Via della Massa, 24
Florence, 50012



Poised on the banks of the Arno River, Villa La Massa is a haven of haute hospitality and nature, located between Florence and the Chianti region. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the luxury hotel is linked to central Florence by a courtesy shuttle bus that runs to and from the Ponte Vecchio every day.

Surrounded by 25 acres of grounds, including lemon trees and olive groves, this Medici mansion was converted into a luxury hotel in 1948. Embodying 500 years of history, Renaissance splendor and the lifestyle of Florentine aristocrats exude from the walls of Villa La Massa.

The hotel features 54 rooms, divided across six historic buildings: the Villa Nobile, the Mill, the Villino, the Casa Colonica, the Limonaia and Villa Hombert. The spirit of the Renaissance is still palpable in the first three villas decorated with sublime canopied beds, frescoes, tapestries, silks, and brocades, while the remaining three properties are beautifully furnished in a more contemporary Florentine style.

The gourmet restaurant “Il Verrocchio” serves traditional Tuscan cuisine with over 400 labels of wine, while the terrace overlooking the Arno River is a unique setting for romantic dinners.

Neighboring the recently restyled pool, L'Oliveto Bistrot is open for lunch. Named after the surrounding olive trees, which are used to produce the hotel’s own olive oil, the restaurant occupies a former barn.

For those looking for a full day of relaxation, an outdoor pool, a modern fitness center, the Arno SPA, mountain bikes and a running trail are all available on the property.

Villa La Massa is a seasonal hotel. The hotel will reopen on March 29, 2024

Exclusive Amenities

  • Buffet Breakfast for two daily at the Verrocchio Restaurant 
  • $100 USD Food and Beverage credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
  • Upgrade 
  • Early Check-In 
  • Late Check-Out

2024  |  Suite Privileges

Combinable with Exclusive Amenities listed above. A two-night minimum stay applies for Suite Privileges.

Suite Privileges benefits end on December 31, 2023, and will not be offered for bookings for arrivals beyond this date.

  • US$100 Food and Beverage credit, once per stay

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon

Booking Window:
11/28/2023 - 04/26/2024
Travel Window:
03/29/2024 - 04/30/2024
Booking Window:
11/28/2023 - 03/31/2024
Travel Window:
03/29/2024 - 11/09/2024
Booking Window:
01/24/2024 - 03/31/2024
Travel Window:
03/29/2024 - 04/02/2024

Number of Rooms: 54

Villa La Massa features 54 luxury rooms, all different from one another and divided into 6 classical Tuscan-style buildings:

Noble Villa, Villino, Mill, Casa Colonica, Limonaia and Villa Hombert.

In the first 3 buildings, everything evokes the Renaissance atmosphere: canopy beds, elegant fabrics, boiseries, frescoed ceilings, tapestries, refined marble bathrooms. Each room is a perfect combination of classic sophistication and warm elegance… with all the modern comforts. In the other 3 buildings – recently restored -, the style is typically Tuscan, in harmony with the atmosphere of Villa La Massa… but with a luxurious and contemporary touch.

The furniture and the various interior details, such as lamps and pictures, were masterfully designed by local craftsmen. The colors are earthy with bright dashes, giving the atmosphere a lively and fresh touch. Each room offers wonderful views on the park, the Chianti hills or the Arno river: fairy tale-inspired sceneries  allowing guests to immerse themselves in quietness, relaxation and romanticism.

Available Room Types

Double Deluxe

Double Prestige

Double Exclusive

Junior Suite Top


Suite Exclusive

Parco Suite

Arno Suite

Suite Colonica

Guest Services

24-Hour Concierge

Baby Cribs Available

Babysitting on Request

Banquet Services


Children's Amenities

Complimentary Bikes

Complimentary Parking

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Complimentary Wireless (WiFi) Internet

Cooking Classes

Doctor On Call

Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services

Escort to Room


Hotel and Restaurant Reservations

In-room Safe Deposit Box

International Newspapers and Magazines

Limousine Service

Multilingual Staff


Room Service

Shuttle Service

Tours & Excursions

Turndown Service

Wedding Arrangement

Wine Tasting


Baby Room

Banquet Space


Bicycle Rentals


Children's Play Area


Fresh Water Pool

Golf Nearby



Helicopter Pad

Horseback Riding Nearby

Meeting & Conference Facilities

Meeting Rooms

Mountain Biking

Non-Smoking Rooms and Suites



Spa Treatments

Steam Bath

Tennis Nearby

Turkish Bath

Wedding Facilities


Wine Cellar

In-Room Dining
Room Service from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Bar Mediceo

Il Verrocchio



By Train Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence is only a 15 minutes car drive from the hotel.Taxi and limousine services can be arranged by the hotel concierge.

By Limousine Our Concierge will be happy to give you all the assistance necessary if you wish to organize to be driven from or to the airport or station.

By Car Driving along the A1 motorway, exit at "Firenze sud" and follow the signposts for Bagno a Ripoli - Pontassieve. On the highway heading towards Pontassieve, at the Candeli traffic-light turn left into Via della Massa. The hotel provides a spacious car-park, attended and free of charge.

By Boat: Livorno harbour is only 60 miles away.

Nearby Airports

Firenze (Florence) [Peretola], Italy — 15 Kilometers

Pisa [Galilei (San Giusto)], Italy — 90 Kilometers

Bologna [Giuseppe Marconi (Borgo Panigale)], Italy — 100 Kilometers

Company Info

Nan Knows Travel

2553 Pineridge Road
Florence, 50012

(904) 613-7368 Cell
(800) 523-3716