Throughout the centuries Florence has been the focal reference point for all that regards architecture, sculpture and painting.
Tuscany today is not only the living expression of Italian Renaissance but is one of the most coveted destinations for those whose appreciate good cooking and shopping.
Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, where nature predominates, this splendid mansion is a place where refined elegance beckons total relaxation from the moment you arrive.
Part of the Small Leading Hotels of the World, Villa La Massa is the exquisite jewel of the Villa d'Este Group. The 16th Century estate sits on the banks of the Arno River, on 20 acres full of lemon trees and olive groves that surround the property. Its reflection on the Arno River renders it almost like a Renaissance painting of the most magnificent bucolic landscape.
Located just a few kilometers outside Florence, you may wish to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Tuscan capital city, making use of the comfortable shuttle bus that the hotel provides. But at the end of a busy day, the peace and serenity of the Villa beckons you-so you return to a place where time and your mind, stand still.
Two Villas dating back to the days of the Medici (16th century): the Noble Villa (Villa Nobile), the Old Mill (Vecchio Mulino) and the more recent little Villa (Villino) are the highlights of Villa La Massa which, from an ancient dwelling of the aristocracy, was turned into a hotel in 1948. The hotel offers its guests 37 rooms, all different from one another, and all recently refurbished in the traditional Florentine style. Recently a new and splendid Presidential suite with private garden has been open to the public. The spacious and airy rooms are decorated with antique furniture, fabrics woven at the historic Florentine textile mills, wrought iron and woodwork from the famous old-time Florence cabinet makers. Bathrooms and their fittings are done in a style reflecting the atmosphere of times gone and are fitted with Carrara marble. Most have windows framing the beautiful Tuscan landscape.
The brand new fitness center is located in the Noble Villa. Equipped with state of the art exercise machines and audio/visual, it has also a Treatment room where we offer a wide selection of massages, among which the famous "Wine Therapy" treatment.
After a long day around Florence, relax your muscles and your mind with a massage or facial in our Beauty treatment room. Enjoy one of our signature treatments, such as the Chianti Wine Therapy Massage: a luxurious body scrub, followed by a hot towel cleansing and a Swedish massage using our custom blend of Chianti grape must oil-whose aroma alone will put you into a state of slumber.
If you feel like having something energizing, indulge in a Chocolate Experience, a white and dark chocolate massage, with a Gianduia oil that will stimulate your spirit!
Want to brighten up your evening? Try the Truffle Experience with a lifting serum containing white truffle from Alba and porcini in lemon juice.