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 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 22 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.

GUEST ROOMS

There are 37 rooms, mostly Suites and Junior Suites, seated in three buildings toned from pale yellow to terracotta: the Noble Villa (Villa Nobile), the Mill (Il Mulino, XV century) and the little Villa (Il Villino).

It is akin to an aristocratic private house sat on the banks of the River Arno, located on the outskirts of Florence.

Tuscan simplicity can be found in every detail; the colors of the textiles and the choice of the room paintings respectful of the context.

Rooms offer an iron four-poster bed draped in classic fabrics, informal boiseries, ceiling frescos, wooden and earthenware tiled floors, elegant tapestries and marble bathrooms. Rooms have a refined Renaissance ambience with tranquil views over the river and extending across the Tuscan landscape.

The Villino, the most recently built villa, suits those looking for a private retreat thanks to the Presidential Suite with its private garden, or the Parco Suite overlooking the river and the hills.

Landscapes mold around the river, and there is an abundance of olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees as far as the eye can see. The environment invites you to slow down and relax.

FACILITIES

The new Arno SPA: a warm and informal welcome in an original Tuscan atmosphere, combining heritage with luxurious comfort. Acqua: the wet area with the Turkish bath, the sauna, the Roman pool with hydro-massage and sensory showers. Beauté: two spa suites - one twin bedded - for treatments pervaded with Tuscan scents.

Fitness
For active guests, Villa La Massa offers 22 acres of gardens and paths on which to take long hikes or walks, as well as bicycles that are available for your usage at any time.

Wedding
In the western part of the garden of the villa there is a small chapel with a sacristy, dating back to the days of the Rinuccini, that can hold a maximum of twenty-five people. Here it is possible to celebrate Catholic Mass and Weddings in an atmosphere of great charm.

Sport
For those guests seeking to incorporate sporting activities into their holiday, Villa La Massa offers a variety of options for your consideration.

Horse riding
A stone's throw from the hotel there is a riding school where it is possible to go horseback riding accompanied by a trainer.

RESTURANT

Under the direction of Executive Chef Andrea Quagliarella, menus include both Tuscan regional specialities and Mediterranean specialities, thus offering a broad daily choice. The sommeliers have chosen 400 labels among those best representing the Italian wine culture, with a special focus on Tuscan wines. Utmost care is given to procuring foodstuff of prime quality, with a preference for local and organic products.