Villa La Massa

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A former Medici home from the 16th century located just 20 minutes outside of Florence, Villa La Massa lies on the banks of the Arno River encircled by 22 acres of olive groves and lemon trees. The setting is reminiscent of a Renaissance painting offering the most serene of landscapes to admire.The Leading Hotel of the World houses only 37 exclusive guest rooms, which are spread across the estate’s three buildings: The Noble Villa, The Old Mill and The Little Villa. Each room is appointed with frescoed ceilings, refined tapestries, marble bathrooms and four-poster beds, while offering views over the river Arno and the surrounding countryside of cypress trees and vineyards.

The property boasts the luxurious Arno SPA featuring a Roman pool, Turkish bath, spa suites, gym equipment and a yoga area. For guests looking for activity, complimentary bikes are available to explore the surrounding hills and quintessential Tuscan landscapes. For the culinary minded, Villa La Massa is home to the restaurant Il Verrocchio, a stunning dining experience whether you are indoors admiring the distinctive vaulted ceiling or outside on the terrace overlooking the Arno. The restaurant’s menu features regional Tuscan fare and Mediterranean specialties, as well as a robust wine list of over 400 labels. More casual dining options include the Medicean Bar and Pool Bar as well as the Cellar Room, perfect for wine tastings and samplings of local charcuterie and cheeses.