Villa La Massa is situated in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

The views from the property are awe inspiring and the house is wonderfully located in wooded grounds of over one acre which slope down and away towards a rushing stream.

The position of the property is spectacular, being set high on a crest – the total atmosphere of the place is one of tranquillity and utter relaxation. Guests always appreciate returning to the Villa after a day of ‘seeing the sights’ in the Casentino Valley and Tuscany .

Villa La Massa has well furnished and equipped accommodation which focuses on your comfort with a beautiful living area, superb kitchen and large comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms.

Outside the villa are private terraces adjacent to the guest suite and the fabulous 12 metre swimming pool which benefits from solar heating.

An interesting feature of Villa La Massa is that it is not part of a complex and that the terraces and grounds can be just for you.

At Villa La Massa we are spectacularly located in a prominent elevated position in a South facing lateral valley which brings long hours of sunshine and a favourable micro climate. The house is approached by a lane which winds its way from the main road, crossing over a river by an ancient bridge and then winding upwards through olive groves to reach the property.

There are extensive private wooded grounds which drop away from the house giving a real sense of privacy and peace.

The whole atmosphere is one of utter tranquillity – we are far from any major road and the only sounds are the splash of the water as it tumbles from rock to rock, the birds and the summer calling of the crickets. At night, we are far away from any light pollution and guests always enjoy the brilliance of the stars and the closeness of the moon.

There is nothing to spoil the view and to witness a Villa La Massa morning is truly magnificent – the light has a wonderful brilliance and luminescent quality which never fails to enthral.

At Villa La Massa, the guest accommodation is situated in a wing of the house and has a private entrance and furnished sun terraces.
The space is flexible and either one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms can be provided depending on the size and needs of the party.

The DeiMori La Massa has been recently completely refurbished, decorated and furnished to a high standard.

The living area is comfortable with sofas and individual armchairs, a hardwood dining table and chairs and occasional furniture.

The floor is in Tuscan ceramic tiles.

The kitchen area is finished to a very high standard by an exclusive Italian designer and manufacturer.

The kitchen includes a wide range of cupboards, ample work surfaces, full size built in stainless steel oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster etc.

The accommodation is very well equipped with plenty of crockery, glasses and kitchen utensils.

We have tried to make sure that a much higher standard is achieved than can be found in the usual holiday home – we want you to be comfortable.

We provide a wide selection of artwork right the way through the guest suite and there is satellite wide screen TV, DVD and CD player and guests are welcome to borrow DVD discs from our wide selection.

There is a wood-burning stove for the cooler evenings and the whole suite is centrally heated for winter reservations. The bathrooms(s) feature large high quality shower cubicles with “power shower heads”, ample hot water, wash hand basins and WCs with bidet showers.

The floors are finished in Tuscan ceramic tiles, there are large mirrors, excellent lighting and the walls never fail to fascinate, being covered with ceramic tiles where necessary and crushed marble for the other areas. The bedroom(s) have new beds, quality bedding and linen with the flooring being in solid hardwood.

There is ample wardrobe and storage space and comfortable chairs for further relaxation. A particular feature is that we can provide either double or single beds.

At the Villa La Massa we have a beautiful 12 metre “L” shaped solar heated swimming pool which has a good length for lap swimmers and a spacious relaxation area with stepped seating.

This is solar heated so guests can enjoy comfortable swimming over an extended period of the year.

You may also be interested to know that most of the hot water for the house is generated via our sophisticated yet unobtrusive solar panels.

Surrounding the pool are extensive sun terraces finished in natural stone and these are furnished with hardwood teak sun beds, occasional chairs, benches and small tables.

There are of course large umbrellas for those who need shade.

This makes the perfect place to relax when one remembers the long hours of sunshine and the fantastic views.

Our guests at Villa La Massa love to sit by the pool and enjoy the feeling of privacy, silence and great natural beauty of the surroundings.

We place high emphasis on the cleanliness of the pool and the water is regularly tested. We try to avoid the high levels of chlorine which one finds in so many pools by efficient and constant filtration.

Guests enjoy private use of the pool although we do of course use it from time to time for a “quick dip”.
We always aim to provide a high level of support to our guests at Villa La Massa and this begins with a warm welcome where we try to identify your sightseeing wishes while on holiday with us and then provide appropriate advice about places to visit and restaurants to try.

The Dei Mori welcome and tactful support during your stay with us at Villa La Massa is the subject of much positive comment in the guest house book and in the varies internet review sites.

There are many activities available in the immediate area and these include the following:

There are many activities available in the immediate area and these include the following:
  • Cycling along the peaceful roads and tracks.
  • Bird Watching Golf at a local course with daily membership available at reasonable rates.
  • Guests report that the course is excellent and that the views are magnificent.
  • Clubs are available for hire and there is also a golf driving range.

Places to visit are many and varied and include:

  • The local Tuscan Hill Towns and Villages – one of the most beautiful being Poppi about 10 Minutes drive away.
  • Arezzo, the provincial capital with its elegant squares, winding streets and wide range of shops.
  • Siena can be reached as a day visit.
  • Cortona, the beautiful town made famous by the book and film

“Under the Tuscan Sun” – about an hour by car.

  • The Sanctuary of St. Francis at La Verna – a fascinating place to visit with the site being spectacularly located.This is where the saint spent much of his life and can be reached in just over 30 minutes.
  • Florence is about an hour away by car and there is a very convenient bus if you do not fancy facing the Florentine traffic.
  • Rome is also possible as a day visit. Drive to Arezzo and then take the train from there with the rail journey being about an hour.

Even though the kitchen is beautiful and fully equipped there are many good local restaurants to tempt and we are always happy to make suggestions,

recommendations and reservations where necessary.