La Bandita Townhouse

Rooms 12   Architecture Ernesto Bartolini & Arianna Pieri   Interior Design Ernesto Bartolini & Arianna Pieri
The Original John Voigtmann

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—Experience the simple rhythms of Tuscany as a native would in this ancient former nuns’ convent, a timeless testament to style and authentic village life.

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    The beauty of Tuscany—its wines, its food, its pastoral pleasures—are all well known. What’s rare, however, is the chance to experience this sensual land in a stylish country house that feels as if it belongs to a good friend who knows the best local restaurants, towns, and vineyards. At La Bandita Townhouse—a 12-room luxury boutique hotel—one is immersed in a world that’s awash in wood beams, exposed stone walls, and comfortable vintage and contemporary furniture. Tucked inside the historic center of the UNESCO Heritage village of Pienza, a tiny Renaissance jewel in Southern Tuscany, the building is a rambling palazzo where nuns lived for over 500 years. Rather than creating something new and brash, the owner of La Bandita Townhouse aimed for comfort, familiarity, local immersion, and style, fashioning a place where one can relax, eat well, and get caught up in the rhythms of everyday life: the stillness of the main piazza in the morning, the townsfolk doing their daily shopping, and the evening hum of bustling trattorias. Set on a beautiful hill amid quiet cobblestone streets, the property blends in perfectly with the character of the village, its façade indistinguishable from the attached buildings. The result is an experience that captures the true essence of Tuscany.

    Nearest Airport
    FLR - Florence Airport FCO - Rome Fiumicino Airport
    Food & Drink
    Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
    Spa & Recreation
    Private Spa Suite
    Kids
    Dinner for Children under 5 is Complimentary
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Complimentary Laundry Service

    Rooms & Suites

    The 12 rooms and suites range from 25 to 45 square meters, and all feature a queen-size bed, a bathroom with a rain shower, wood-beamed ceilings, parquet floors, and walls of exposed stone. While the 25-square-meter Standard room overlooks the gardens, the 35-square-meter Superior Room offers a single sofa bed and a working desk, and the 45-square-meter Junior Suite boasts a double sofa bed, an oversized bathtub, a working desk, and a separate living room.

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    With its main door on the cobblestoned Corso Rossellino, the property fits seamlessly with its surroundings. No exterior changes were made in the renovation, and a not a single square meter of space was added. The hotel’s entrance is a long, welcoming corridor of exposed vaulted brickwork that had been plastered over for centuries.

    Architecture

    ERNESTO BARTOLINI & ARIANNA PIERI

    Florentine architects and designers Ernesto Bartolini and Arianna Pieri peeled back many centuries of previous renovation work to expose original beams and stone walls, brilliantly transforming a dilapidated 500-year-old convent into a comfortable modern contemporary space.

    Architecture
    ERNESTO BARTOLINI & ARIANNA PIERI

    Florentine architects and designers Ernesto Bartolini and Arianna Pieri peeled back many centuries of previous renovation work to expose original beams and stone walls, brilliantly transforming a dilapidated 500-year-old convent into a comfortable modern contemporary space.

    With its main door on the cobblestoned Corso Rossellino, the property fits seamlessly with its surroundings. No exterior changes were made in the renovation, and a not a single square meter of space was added. The hotel’s entrance is a long, welcoming corridor of exposed vaulted brickwork that had been plastered over for centuries.

    Most of the rooms feature a combination of modern and ancient: warm cream parquet wood floors meet stone walls to make visible the DNA of this old structure. From the top floor suites, one has sweeping views across the Val D’orcia to Montepulciano, Montefollonico, and Monte Amiata.

    Interior Design

    Medieval meets modern

    Nuns’ cells have been replaced by 12 large guestrooms that bring together contemporary design with wood-beam ceilings and centuries-old stone walls. All the rooms have high ceilings, and many feature large windows that allow one to gaze down medieval alleys, catch the distant sound of an Italian song playing, and smell the pasta sauce being readied for lunch.

    Interior Design
    Medieval meets modern

    Nuns’ cells have been replaced by 12 large guestrooms that bring together contemporary design with wood-beam ceilings and centuries-old stone walls. All the rooms have high ceilings, and many feature large windows that allow one to gaze down medieval alleys, catch the distant sound of an Italian song playing, and smell the pasta sauce being readied for lunch.

    Most of the rooms feature a combination of modern and ancient: warm cream parquet wood floors meet stone walls to make visible the DNA of this old structure. From the top floor suites, one has sweeping views across the Val D’orcia to Montepulciano, Montefollonico, and Monte Amiata.

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    John Voigtmann

    John Voigtmann has done what so many have dreamed of: He chucked a high-stress New York City job and moved to the Tuscan countryside. Formerly Vice President of International Marketing for Sony Music, where he coordinated global marketing and promotion campaigns for Christina Aguiliera, The Strokes, Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, and Kings of Leon, he came upon an old ruined farmhouse in Tuscany’s Val D’Orcia, moved to Italy to restore the property, and in 2007 opened La Bandita, an acclaimed eight-room country resort. In 2013, he opened La Bandita Townhouse, a 12-room boutique hotel in a historic property inside the UNESCO Heritage village of Pienza. “The truth is, I chose Pienza because I live here, and I love it,” says Voigtmann. “I wanted to create a way to experience something that is often overlooked: the gentle sweetness of daily life. And so I personally designed La Bandita Townhouse as a relaxed refuge from box-ticking sightseeing. This gives one a chance to experience the simple rhythms of an authentic village that has changed little over the centuries.”

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