The luxurious Villa La Massa is a magnificent stately mansion located deep in the Tuscan countryside dating back to the 16th century as a Medici Villa, and has been home to numerous aristocratic families throughout the centuries. Surrounded by twenty-two acres of gardens, olive and lemon groves, Villa La Massa, part of Villa d’Este Hotels, was transformed into a luxurious 5 star hotel in 1948 comprising of 37 elegant guest rooms with iconic celebrities visiting the Villa over the years including Elizabeth Taylor and Clark Gable.
Ideally located approximately 15 minutes away from the centre of Florence, guests can fully indulge in the rich culture of the region with an abundance of restaurants and bars in Florence to suit all moods and tastes. Guests can also take a tour of the nearby Chianti Classico wine region, indeed a bonus for any wine lover.
The Arno Spa offers a variety of treatments in the luxurious comforts of two spa suites using the very best in beauty products and Tuscan scents. To help guests relax the Arno Spa features a wet area with a Turkish bath, Roman pool with hydro massage, Sauna and gym for floor exercises. The Villa La Massa also offer guests a wide range of sporting activities including Horse Riding, Jogging, Mountain Biking and Tennis. For Guests wishing to indulge in a round of Golf, the Villa is located approximately 40 minutes away from Golf Club Le Pavoniere (18 holes).
Fine dining is available in the restaurant IL VERROCCHIO with menus offering a wide selection of delicacies from Tuscan and Mediterranean specialities for Guests to enjoy, whilst overlooking the Arno and views of the Rufina hills. Located beneath the restaurant is the Cellar where Guests can indulge in wine and cheese tasting parties which can be arranged for private events and the Medicean Bar stocks a wide range of wines, whiskies, brandies and a menu with a selection of dishes available for lunch or dinner and light snacks during the day.
The Presidential Suite is indeed magnificent with its own private garden and terrace overlooking the Arno. The suite compromises of two large bedrooms, a stately living room featuring a stone fireplace, terracotta floors and large windows and a spacious bathroom. The suite is very comfortably furnished in modern contemporary style with Tuscan influence in every detail. Four poster iron beds are delicately draped in classic fabrics with soft colours blending in seamlessly with the Renaissance architecture of this Medici architecture.
Key Features include;
- Satellite Television
- Air Conditioning
- Walk-in closet
- Linen Sheets
- Luxurious marble bathroom
- International electrical sockets
This is indeed a magnificent Villa located in a typical Tuscan countryside with tranquil views over the Arno and extends across the beautiful natural Tuscan landscape. The Hotel delivers on all aspects one would expect of a 5 Star Hotel and recommend a visit for guests in search of complete rest and relaxation, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern World.
(photos courtesy of Villa La Massa)