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La Bandita Townhouse

La Bandita Townhouse Interior in Pienza
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  • Food & Drink

    Townhouse caffe with regional cuisine

  • Spa & Recreation

    Appointment-only spa suite

  • Architecture

    Ernesto Bartolini, Arianna Pieri

  • Interior design

    Ernesto Bartolini, Arianna Pieri

  • The Originals

    John Voigtmann

  • Themes

    Food & Drink, Nature, History

  • Food & Drink

    Townhouse caffe with regional cuisine

  • Spa & Recreation

    Appointment-only spa suite

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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Architecture Ernesto Bartolini & Arianna Pieri

La Bandita Townhouse Architecture in Pienza

Architecture Ernesto Bartolini & Arianna Pieri

Florentine architects 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. 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.

Interior design Ernesto Bartolini & Arianna Pieri

Nuns’ cells have been replaced by 12 large guestrooms with wood-beam ceilings and centuries-old stone walls.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. 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.

La Bandita Townhouse Lounge in Pienza
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The Originals John Voigtmann

“I didn’t want anything too fancy. I wanted a place where my friends and friends of friends could relax in the area.”

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History Converted 15th-century convent

The building is a rambling Renaissance-era palazzo where nuns have lived for over 500 years.

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Food & Drink Seasonal, local, casual

In the caffè, Glaswegian chef David Mangan puts local ingredients to good use. Expect dishes such as hand-cut tagliatelle with lemon rocket pesto.




La Bandita Townhouse
Corso Il Rossellino 111
Pienza 53026

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