A former 500 year-old nunnery, La Bandita Townhouse is located in the heart of Pienza (an UNESCO World Heritage site), a small, beautiful Tuscan village in the Val d’Orcia. Located between Florence (1.5 hours) and Rome (2 hours) in southern Tuscany, Pienza is situated in the province of Siena. Watch the world go by on the cobbled streets from your window and enjoy a glass of vino and delicious bruschetta from La Bandita’s wine bar.
The rooms and suites at La Bandita Townhouse are spacious and airy with modern fixtures, fittings and designer furniture. The former nuns’ cells still have the original centuries old exposed stone complemented by wooden parquet floors. All of the air-conditioned rooms and suites have queen-size beds and very high ceilings. Many have large windows onto the cobbled lanes of the village and from the top floor suites you can enjoy far reaching views across the Val d’Orcia to Montepulciano, Montefollonico and Monte Amiata.
The Townhouse Caffé is the intimate in-house restaurant and wine bar which has an open kitchen for guests to have direct interaction with the chef while he is working his magic. There is a cosy covered outdoor seating area inside the walled garden. The chef focuses on Tuscan classics using the freshest seasonal local ingredients as well as a small list of well-crafted dishes or Italian tapas meant to be shared.
For the weary traveller that needs a lift, there is a private spa suite for massages and treatments as well as a steam bath and hot tub. Behind La Bandita Townhouse is a private walled garden, providing a secluded and private oasis where you can relax on one of the sun loungers by the small plunge pool. Common areas include a large open library with an honor bar and reading chairs.
✅ free Wi-Fi • nearest train station Chiusi-Chianciano: 45-minutes drive ✅ free minibar of soft drinks, bottled water and coffee ✅ free laundry service for stays of more than 3 nights ✅ free dinner for children under 5 in the Townhouse Caffé • full time English speaking concierges to arrange all activities
Your host: John Voigtmann