Dinner at La Massa

Staying at La Massa always (hopefully) means having a wonderful time, relaxing, interesting and plenty to see and do.

For many people, food and wine is a central feature of their stay in Tuscany, the wonderful ingredients, the wineries, the olive oil produced  on the doorstep.  Here at La Massa, we are right in the middle of wonderful food supplies and we like nothing better than sourcing the  very best for you and preparing a special dinner here on our wonderful La Massa Terrace.  The dinner will be complimentary if you book directly with us  on our web-site.

We can do this for two to five or even six people and we charge a very reasonable figure per person which is generally around €25.00.  This includes a  dinner (or lunch) of several courses with our well appreciated La Massa House wine and typically this will include the following:

  • A selection of appetisers with pre-dinner aperitif
  • Antipasti – perhaps a selection of local cooked meats, cheeses, crostini etc
  • A pasta course – often fresh with a variety of sauces
  • Main course – perhaps peposo – a rich and peppery florentine meat dish
  • Cheese course – served with interesting Tuscan relishes
  • Desert – often the famous La Massa pavlova
  • Selection of digestifs

Prior to dinner we always discuss particular likes and dislikes of the party but the final menu will tend to depend on the following:

  • What is in season – we see that it is essential to buy and serve food which is in season
  • According to shopping – we always look for the best quality ingredients.

We would love to prepare dinner for you – this is always a very popular event.

We are spectacularly located in a prominent elevated position in a South facing 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.

We are just finishing the gym where you will find all sorts of machines ( PRO-FORM good quality runner, cross-country, step etc etc ) plus a small but very hi-tec Sauna which can be set on Infra-red or Finnish or Steam-Aroma-Therapy use. An Austrian Made state-of-the-art Sauna perfect for two-persons and all the tools and machines for fitness will give you the chance for keeping fit or just relaxing and having some quality time in our Gymnasium.

Bring your music and you can use the Bose amplifier and have your own music nicely creating the perfect ambience for your relaxing holiday. The high quality reproduction from a Bose speakers will play your play-lists for making the perfect ambience during your relaxing holiday.

Our Nespresso machine will help you making perfect espresso and cappuccino for breakfasts and coffee-times

We added to our many complimentary services a fast wi-fi adsl connection, available even on the outside balcony. Nothing better than being able to check our own e-mail after a day of sightseeing and relaxing. If you don’t have your own we can lend you one of our laptop for you to get connected with the of the world …. if you feel you really need it !

Water mills within the valley

– MULIN DI BUCCHIO
Stia, Fam Bucchi 0575-582680 • 338-1007610.

– MULINO GRIFONI (produttivo)
Pagliericcio, Castel San Niccolò Fam. Grifoni 0575-572873.

– MULINO DEL BONANO (attivo)
Castel Focognano, Fam. Bardelli 0575-597465 – 339-3231870

– MULINO DI MORINO (attivo)
Raggiolo, Ortignano Raggiolo.
Fam. Giorgini 0575.514042 • 347-1111508.
Comune Ortignano Raggiolo 0575.539214.