La Bandita Townhouse Hotel (HS)
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Pienza is the heart of Tuscany, both geographically as well as symbolically, as it sits in the midst of some of the most photographed landscapes in Italy.
La Bandita Townhouse is a 12-room luxury boutique hotel tucked inside the historic center of Pienza, a tiny Renaissance jewel of a village in southern Tuscany.
The building is a rambling Renaissance-era palazzo where nuns have lived for over 500 years.
With its main door on the Corso Rossellino, a cobblestone lane, the property itself blends in completely with the Renaissance character of the rest of the village, its façade indistinguishable from the attached buildings. No exterior changes were made in the renovation, and a not a single square meter of space was added.
Rather than drop a new formal hotel into an old town, the aim is to create a comfortable, fun, and stylish place to relax, eat well and get caught up in the daily rhythms of everyday life here: the stillness of the main piazza in the morning, the old ladies making their daily shopping trail, and the evening hum of bustling trattorias.
Inside, the lines of nuns’ cells have been replaced by 12 large guest rooms that bring together contemporary design with wood beam ceilings, parquet floors, and exposed stone walls that are centuries old.
All the rooms have queen size beds, high ceilings, luxury fixtures and air conditioning. Many have large windows onto the stone lanes where village life is played out daily. From the top floor suites, you have sweeping views across the Val D’orcia to Montepulciano, Montefollonico and Monte Amiata.
Common areas include a large open library with an honor bar and reading chairs.
Behind the property is a private walled medieval garden, that forms a unique oasis inside the village, like a green piazza.
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Condo with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 0 square feet, 0 square meters
2 guests maximum
1 hour by car
The beautiful area of Tuscany
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Pienza is a charming hill town. You’ll find artisanal cheese producers, handmade and locally designed leatherwear, and restaurants serving pici freshly rolled each morning.
- Lingering in the glow of a warm trattoria, a private Brunello wine tasting at a family owned vineyard, or having a gem of a renaissance piazza all to yourself on a moonlit night.
Places of Interest
- The Val D’Orcia is the quintessential Tuscany of post cards. The breathtaking, unblemished landscape and rich history and served as the film sets for The English Patient, Gladiator, and Under the Tuscan Sun.
- The village is the perfect base for exploring the Brunello and Vino Nobile wine regions as well as the charming hilltowns of southern Tuscany: Montepulciano, Montalcino, Cortona, Siena, and others in sourthern Tuscany.
We spent one week at this incredible gem of a hotel right in the center of Pienza and I cannot wait to return. The hotel is the perfect mix of modern luxury with historic authenticity--with super chic interior design. The backyard and communal lounge space with honor bar were highlights, as was the incredible room (reserve a junior suite!). Our very large suite had a beautiful balcony, excellent bathroom and tub and a relaxing sitting area, as well as beautiful windows that looked out onto the local life below. The food is outstanding. Chef David makes every meal exceptional. We only had one dinner there but it was one of our best. And the daily breakfast spread spoiled us with the delicious fruits, yogurt, local cheese and meats, eggs, pastries, fresh squeeze OJ and of course, anything else you want will be made on the spot. The staff is exceptional. Paola, Elena and the housekeepers were so accommodating and sweet. The owner John often popped in to check on us and offer great recs. Pienza is now my favorite town in all of Italy and it is in the perfect location to do a lot of lovely day trips to small towns, vineyards and to take in the rolling countryside. However, the town is so charming and has great restaurants, so you might want to spend a few days home exploring it. I cannot say enough about this experience and do hope to return one day--or to check out their sister property in the countryside. It is also worth mentioning that we traveled with our 5 month old daughter and the hotel was more than accommodating of our requests for a crib, high chairs etc. ”
The staff were all friendly and helpful. Our room was large and modern and the library was used to gather and enjoy an glass of complimentary prosecco and cheese and chat with other guests. The breakfast was plentiful and the restaurant was excellent. ”
Pattie and I had a glorious week of bike riding, eating, wine drinking and touring based in the best little town in Tuscany. La Bandita was excellent in all areas. The 12 room hotel is modern but true to its historical roots. Beautifully interpreted and restored in 2013 with spacious rooms, great furnishings, attentive and knowledgeable staff and a great restaurant. The Scottish chef David "Mango"and his head waiter brother were a wonderful contrast to the normal great offerings of Tuscany. And a great wine list to boot. The three concierge/receptionists were incredibly helpful and always on duty to serve any request. And John, the owner, was present every day to meet and greet and offer suggestions to guests about local attractions. We would go back on a minutes notice and hope to return next year. The countryside around Pienza is spectacular. Every day we ventured to another hill town and experienced fantastic food, great wine and terrific roads for road biking. ”