La Bandita Townhouse

Pienza, Siena
Hotel


A luxurious springboard for the wineries, villages and treasures of south Tuscany in the magical Orcia valley - if you can bear to leave it!

Bedroom

12 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

In a labyrinthine Renaissance convent in hilltop Pienza, where (until recently) the nuns taught girls catechism and embroidery, is a chic, elegant, charming hotel. Remodelled by a New York record producer (Foo Fighters anyone?) and a Conde Nast travel writer, it has been immaculately restored. Three rambling storeys are linked by a travertine stair, and there’s a lift between the upper floors. On the first is a big easy sitting room of clean lines and designery colours, with book-lined shelves and a big honesty bar. Below are the restaurant and open-to-view kitchen from which simple perfect Tuscan meals (and long lazy breakfasts) flow: gnocchi with gorgonzola and cherry tomatoes; lamb cutlets with salsa verde; pistachio pastries with thyme ice cream. Then, an inner courtyard garden parasol’d against the sun and overlooked by the village houses so you can natter with the natives (guests do!). There’s also a mini spa. In rooms splashed with dashes of yellow and orange, divine beds float inside their minimalist frames. One room was a private chapel, another has five windows for views, the best have tubs to wallow in.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
12pm
Closed
6 January-20 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner €40-€60. Restaurants in town.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €195
Damage deposit
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3 Doubles
From €195
4 Suites for 2
From €350
5 Doubles
From €295

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from John Voigtmann

  • Pienza is a tiny village, not like a city at all, and surrounded by gorgeous countryside
  • Pienza is a great base for exploring the best of Tuscany: from hilltop villages of Montepulciano, Cortona, Montalcino, as well as Siena and the beautiful countryside in between.
  • Pienza also sits in between two important wine areas: Vino Nobile of Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino. Visits can be arranged to some of Italy's most famous vineyards, and they are within 20-30 minutes driving
  • The area produces the famous sheep cheese "Pecorino di Pienza" and visits to a local farms can be arranged for cheese tastings
  • During the warm summer months, we have an agreement with a local farm hotel where our guests can have lunch and use the swimming pool all day, just 10 minutes drive away