La Bandita Townhouse

Pienza, Siena
+39 0578 749 005
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€195 - €550
per night

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


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

€195 - €550 per night

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.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



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


Booking information

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


Another wonderful restful and lovely stay at La Bandita Townhouse! Thank you to all the staff for going above ans beyond to make our stay just so great

Alice, Sestino

I write this while still at La Bandita...I want to make sure I record it's wonderful-ness! John and Elena and the team did everything possible to make my stay as lovely, relaxing and special as possible. The room I'm in is gorgeous and very comfortable (I'm particularly enjoying the bath!) and the rest of the hotel is beautiful - simply decorated to provide calm and peace. The restaurant has been great both nights - excellent food and wine advised by the clearly knowledgable staff. All in all, I love it here and can't wait to come back. Oh, and Pienza is lovely too!

Alice, Sestino

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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