Sweet Renaissance Oblivion
| ICONIC HOTEL |Asia Bernardini
An oasis of bucolic peace is nestled in front of the banks of the Arno River, in the land of Chianti and just fifteen minutes from the heart of Florence: Villa La Massa, an architectural jewel from the time of the Medici family. The landscape is covered with olive trees, vineyards, and cypress trees, and it is just a stone’s throw away from the city with the hotel shuttle. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Villa La Massa is an extremely luxurious hotel that joined the Villa d’Este Group in 1998.
Evoking a Renaissance atmosphere, Villa La Massa invites you to discover the art of living like Florentine nobility subtly revisited with sophisticated comfort: 41 rooms (mostly Suites and Junior Suites) are laid out in four pale yellow and pink-earth buildings: the Noble Villa (Villa Nobile), the Mill (Il Mulino) from the 15th century, the Villino, and Casa Colonica. Clean and elegant Tuscan simplicity is seen in various shades of textiles as well as in the colors of each room in the Noble Villa and Mulino, which varies according to the characteristics of different contexts. Features include wrought iron four-poster beds with classic but informal fabrics, boiseries, frescoed ceilings, antique terracotta and wood floors, elegant tapestries that highlight linen weavings, and refined marble bathrooms.
The views over the river and Tuscan landscapes are breathtaking. The atmosphere is decidedly Renaissance, simple and warm, revisited by sophisticated comforts.The Villino was built more recently, and its spaces are luxurious and romantic, perfect for newfound intimacy: the Presidential Suite has a private garden on the Arno; the Park Suite has soft, warm tones, making it an oasis of peace overlooking the river and hills. Moments of sweet oblivion offer an invitation to dreamlike surrender.