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Location. This Tuscan spa hotel is located in the countryside, a few kilometers outside of Florence. Directly on the Arno River, Villa La Massa is also just 1.2 miles (less than 2 kilometers) from Villa Gamberaia.
Hotel Features. Villa La Massa was built in the 16th century as an estate for the Medici family. 500 years later in 1948, the property was transformed into a luxury hotel. Sitting on 22 acres of gardens and groves, this hotel has a traditional chapel on site equipped for small weddings. Indoor and outdoor event space is available for small meetings and banquets and a wine cellar offers private dining and tastings. The hotel restaurant offers Tuscan and Mediterranean fare prepared with local ingredients. The Arno Spa has massage and beauty treatment rooms, as well as a Turkish bath, sauna, hydrotherapy pool, and fitness facilities. Additionally, during the summer, the hotel opens its heated outdoor pool which is surrounded by a pool bar and sun loungers. A complimentary daily shuttle runs to and from Florence Ponte Vecchio.
Guestrooms. There are 37 guestrooms within the hotel, all individually furnished with classic Florentine designs, antiques, and wrought iron. Rooms overlook the gardens or countryside and amenities include complimentary wireless Internet, minibars, satellite televisions, and in-room safes. All rooms are air conditioned and complimentary newspapers are delivered daily. Egyptian cotton bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers are featured in Carrara marble bathrooms.