Stay at the Villa la Massa
Revel in a riverside position in the heart of the Chianti wine region, where the songs of the Arno River are never too far away. Gorgeous grounds are yours to roam, as you settle into a base boasting unrestricted peace in a marvelous rural setting.Vibrant Florence with all its Renaissance delights is but a short drive away, letting you relish the best of both worlds. And yet, you may find yourself lured back to this 16th-century Medici villa sooner than you’d think. Get lost in the vaulted ceilings and arches on your way to dinner. Estate-produced olive oil and wine tastings in the restored 15-century cellar await.
Set along the south banks of the Arno, the hotel is surrounded by serene wooded hills. Nevertheless, a 20-minute drive will get you to Florence’s artistic centre and there is also a complimentary shuttle straight to Ponte Vecchio.
The property features 51 luxury stays, adorned by four-poster beds with Renaissance-style canopies and classic Florentine antiques. Decor in the 7-bed Villino manor is more modern, and if you wish you have the option of renting the villa in its entirety.
Who is it for
This is a great hideaway for couples. Though the vibe is not specifically child-orientated, the pool, playground area and natural open space that is the grounds can provide ample entertainment for younger guests.
Amenities & Activities
Hotel facilities comprise two restaurants, a large pool encircled by shaded green lawns, a fully-equipped gym and state-of-the-art spa. Jogging trails and cycling routes within the grounds are plentiful, and optional off-site activities nearby include tennis, golf and horseback riding.