La Bandita Townhouse

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, of course, has a lot to offer. Its countryside is famously beautiful. Its cities hold countless artistic treasures. But La Bandita Townhouse highlights one of Tuscany’s attractions that is often overlooked: the sweetness of village life. In the historic center of a tiny Tuscan town called Pienza that is located midway between Florence and Rome, a rambling Renaissance-era palazzo, has been carefully converted into a small luxury guesthouse. La Bandita Townhouse is a 12-room luxury boutique hotel tucked inside the historic center of Pienza, blending in completely with the Renaissance character of the rest of the village. No exterior changes were made in the renovation, and a not a single square meter of space was added. Inside, the lines of nuns’ cells have been replaced by large guest rooms that bring together contemporary design with wood beam ceilings, parquet floors, and centuries old exposed stone walls. All rooms have large windows onto the old lanes where village life is played out daily. From the upper floors, there are magnificent views across the Val D’orcia to Montepulciano, Montefollonico and Monte Amiata.

Hotel guide


  • All 12 rooms have queen size beds, private bathrooms with large showers, individually controlled air conditioning/heating, screens in the windows, parquet wood floors and beamed ceiling
  • Free wifi access in all rooms as well as a completely free mini bar and coffee machine
  • Private spa suite available by appointment for treatments and relaxation in the Jacuzzi and steam room

Our Favourite

  • The staff of the Townhouse is young, friendly and most important, they are local and full of tips on the best local restaurants, shops, vineyards, organic farms, hikes, and other local sites

 Wine & Dine

  • Townhouse Caffè, small in-house restaurant and wine bar with an open kitchen where the chef creates a daily set menu of Tuscan classics with the freshest seasonal local ingredients
  • There are regular Brunello tastings in the bar


  • The bland climate and laid-back atmosphere in Tuscany means linen shirts and shorts are the perfect choice


  • Rooms from € 195 per night. Including buffet breakfast, free wifi, free mini bar of soft drinks, water, coffee & tea

Local guide

Worth getting out of bed for

  • Pienza is the perfect base for exploring the famous Brunello and Vino Nobile wine regions as well as the charming hill towns of southern Tuscany: Montepulciano, Montalcino, Cortona, Siena, and more

What to see

  • The designer shopping outlets of Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana are an hour drive from La Bandita

Don't miss

  • The charming village of Pienza is famous for its artisanal cheese producers, handmade and locally designed leatherwear and restaurants serving pici freshly rolled each morning

When to go

  • Tuscany is a year-round destination. Spring and autumn are lovely times for discover the famously countryside.
  • The Townhouse is closed after new years till 1st of march

How to get there

  • Nearest airport is Florence which is 130 Km away, served by Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Alitalia.
  • Alternatively fly to Rome Fiumicino (served by all major airlines) or Rome Ciampino (low cost airlines like Ryanair), both about 200 km away from Pienza
  • We recommend to get a Rental car at the airport
  • Train station is Chiusi-Chianciano Term (40 Km),