Villa La Massa- Best Hotel in Tuscany
On the banks of the river Arno in the heart of romantic Tuscany, just a few short kilometers from the center of Florence quietly sits Villa la Massa. Villa la Massa proudly holds a five hundred year history, first built by Italian nobility and was only converted into a luxurious boutique hotel in the mid 20th century. Surrounded by a gorgeous expanse of 22 acres of gardens, the Villa takes great care in preserving nature, evident in the lush blooms and the staff’s commitment to growing fresh produce, used in its restaurants.
Guestrooms are individually appointed with each of their own unique antique furnishings and hand-woven fabrics, all maintaining a medieval Florentine taste with touches of modern amenities cleverly interwoven so no part of this estate’s authenticity is compromised. Bathrooms are lavishly done in Carrara marble and most have bay windows next to sunken tubs overlooking the valleys of Tuscany. Pure Egyptian cotton is sure to soothe guests’ skin while personalized, attentive service brings back the days of Florentine nobility.
Il Verrochio offers the best of Tuscan cuisine in an unforgettably beautiful setting whether indoor, with the vaulted ceilings and jade green columns, or outdoor, overlooking the Arno River and Rufina hills. The Villa’s staff spares no cost in bringing top quality produce to guests and such care is obvious in both taste and presentation of the cuisine. For a more private or antiquated experience, The Cellar is available for wine and cheese tasting, providing a romantic and charming underground cavern, also with vaulted ceilings and rich burgundy tones.
A heated swimming pool, horseback riding nearby, complimentary mountain bikes and summertime massages in outdoor gazebos all combine to provide a luxurious and historic Firenze experience you will never forget. A simple stroll through the Villa’s sprawling gardens is a luxury to be savored, inducing lovely daydreams and a rare sense of serenity. Tuscany’s sweet scented air flows everywhere and it takes the most restrained adult not to give in to the childlike urge to run around and pick flowers. Villa la Massa is a far away world where everything of the outside world ceases to matter.