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 Inside, the lines of nuns’ cells have been replaced by large guest rooms that bring together contemporary design with wood beam ceilings, parquet floors, and centuries old exposed stone walls.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.