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, blending in completely with the Renaissance character of the rest of the village. The hotel provides a large open library with an honor bar and reading chairs and a private spa suite is available for bookings for treatments, and use of the steam bath and hot tub. Behind the property is a private walled medieval garden and vegetable garden that forms a unique oasis inside the village like a green piazza. The Townhouse Caffè is the small in house restaurant and wine bar with an open kitchen where guests can have direct interaction with the chef while he is working. The chef creates a focused daily set menu of Tuscan classics with the freshest seasonal local ingredients as well as a small list of well-crafted dishes meant to be shared.
The lines of nuns’ cells have been replaced by 12 large guest rooms that bring together contemporary design with wood beam ceilings, parquet floors, and centuries old exposed stone walls. All the rooms have large windows onto the old lanes where village life is played out daily. From the upper floors, there are views across the Val D’orcia to Montepulciano, Montefollonico and Monte Amiata.
Rates start at EUR 195 per night.