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La Bandita

Podere La Bandita - Pienza (SI) 53026, Pienza, Italy

19.5

  • Rooms : 19.0
  • Service : 20.0
  • Public Spaces : 19.0

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From €195 (approx. $269)
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Like any of the world’s top travel destinations, Tuscany is capable of showing visitors a few different faces. Leading approaches include the lap-of-luxury grand-hotel treatment, and the theatrical and painstakingly authentic traditional-farmhouse treatment. Add to those a new angle, one that’s been sadly difficult to come by: the casual and unpretentious “just a friendly little guesthouse” approach, perhaps best exemplified by La Bandita, splendidly isolated at the end of a rough dirt road in the Val d’Orcia.

It’s split into six stylish modern bedrooms, with one open-plan living space for the whole house, and a central kitchen, where from time to time you’ll dine family-style with your fellow guests and with your hosts, a refugee from the American music industry and his travel-journalist wife. While a lot of hotels pay lip service to the idea of home-style hospitality, La Bandita actually follows through — in fact the atmosphere is so gregarious and friendly that privacy freaks and reclusive-novelist types may actually prefer to look elsewhere.

The rest of us, though, will enjoy the scenery, the thoughtful freebies (wi-fi, breakfast, coffee, bottled water), and the company. Your hosts know the area well and can direct you to any number of restaurants, vineyards, sights; but if you’re more in the mood to hide out poolside, they’re more than happy to have you.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Complimentary cocktail per guest (max 2 guests) upon arrival
  • Free bottle of Rosso di Montepulciano wine with Dinner
  • Guaranteed 3pm check-out
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  • La Bandita
  • Podere La Bandita - Pienza (SI) 53026
  • Pienza, Italy

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour gym
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

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