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Set on the banks of the beautiful River Arno is the picturesque hamlet of Candeli. Popular among locals for its prime location close to Florence, this village is dominated by the majestic Villa La Massa – a magnificent 16th-century Renaissance villa now operating as a luxury hotel. The main appeal of this rural hamlet lies in its proximity to Florence’s historic centre: guests can reach the medieval streets in just over 15 minutes by car or an hour on foot. This makes it really easy to get out and about to see some of Italy’s most revered sights. Wander around the enormous Piazza della Signoria beneath the shadow of Palazzo Vecchio’s ancient ramparts, stroll along the famous Ponte Vecchio or head to the magnificent 15th-century duomo – the city’s most iconic landmark. If you fancy slowing the pace down, Candeli is within easy reach of numerous Tuscan villages set throughout the beautiful rolling hills of the region.