Description

Farmhouse B & B
Pienza
8 bedrooms, may be rented together or separately
Sleeps 2-16

Per room €195-500/night or €1,365-€3,500/week
Entire estate €2,000-3,000/night or €14,000-17,000/week
3 night minimum

La Bandita has received consistent press for its unique offering as a private villa with all the luxuries of a bed & breakfast. La Bandita was most recently highlighted in the October 2013 Architectural Digest of the where to stay and what to do in Val D’Orcia region of Tuscany. La Bandita is situated at the peak of an historic cypress-lined drive overlooking miles of Tuscan countryside. This unique villa is luxury at its finest, yet comfort in every room, from the music playing as you enter the main house to the gorgeous linens on every bed and in every bathroom. The modern accommodations contrast beautifully to the exterior of this splendidly and exquisitely renovated farmhouse style villa. The owner, John Voightmann, is a former music executive out of New York and brought uber cool with him to Tuscany.

Private Rooms in Main Villa
7 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms 
Standing outside La Bandita, you realize you have just climbed from the world of Tuscan history into what feels like heaven. La Bandita is awash with crisp, white, airy couches, table and lights. This bi-level villa opens to a cozy seating area, a long and lean dining table to relax, eat and sip wine with fellow guests and a contemporary kitchen with a full time chef at your disposal. You immediately feel comfortable and at ease here, while immersed in luxury and elegance. There are 2 bedrooms on the lower level of the main villa and 5 bedrooms on the upper level.  There is an expansive upper level seating area that invites you to nestle in front of the fireplace. The view from every window, even the bathroom windows, delights you in the rolling countryside of the Val D’Orcia region.

Pig Sty Suite (yes, you read that right…)
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (sleeps 2)
This free-standing, anything but a Pig Sty suite, sits across the way from the entrance of the main villa. It opens to an intimate kitchen and dining area where you can find seclusion, should you seek it. It extends the same environment as the main villa in its white-washed elegance. The poster bed with it’s flowing overhead linens invites the afternoon riposa (rest) and the back of this suite offers an outdoor, private sitting area, perfect for taking in the sunset while overlooking the serene waters of the pool below.

Grounds:  
You will feel like you are all alone when up at La Bandita. It is removed and distant from all that you leave behind when you take a  vacation to the hills of Italy. As soon as you exit the main street that takes you to La Bandita, you start the ascent to this secluded retreat. You can borrow the bicycles from the villa, you can see the local sights, you can plan daily excursions away from La Bandita, but you will truly be hard-pressed to leave once you get here. There are a number of outdoor areas to explore and find salvation. There is an outdoor fire pit that hangs over the valley below, a covered patio strewn with subtle outdoor lights and a secondary dining area around a quiet corner for more intimate nights. La Bandita has a wood-burning outdoor oven to offer traditional Italian pizzas and enough land situated in the midst of the Lucciola Bella Nature Reserve to make you think you are the only one for miles around. It is a breathtaking property.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Electricity included
  • Pool
  • Private bathroom
  • TV & DVD
  • WiFi

Additional perks

  • Record player with plenty of vinyl to choose from
  • 2 outdoor dining areas
  • Breakfast
  • All the cappuccino you can drink
  • Welcome glass of wine
  • Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks
  • Access to owner’s private wine cellar
  • Daily maid service
  • Personal laundry
  • Mountain bikes available
  • Handheld GPS units available
  • Access to English speaking concierge
  • Add-on Services

  • City Occupancy Tax – All guests will be required to pay a daily tax of €.70.
  • Private chef – €20 lunch, €40 dinner per person per meal
  • Please note that location is approximate

    Surrounding Area

    La Bandita is 20 minutes outside Pienza and conveniently located to nearby Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona and Siena. It will come as no surprise as you acquaint yourself with your surroundings that such films as Under The Tuscan Sun, The English Patient and The Gladiator were shot in this area of Tuscany. The historic La Foce Estate is within minutes of La Bandita. You can tour the elaborate gardens of this 15th Century Villa that rests in the town of Chianciano Terme. Should you venture into the medieval walled city of Pienza, the owners of La Bandita also own a 12-room boutique hotel in Pienza called La Bandita Townhouse. Within the hotel is their restaurant, The Townhouse Caffe. It is a quaint and intimate restaurant offering local, traditional dishes common to this region of Italy. La Bandita is close enough to allow yourself the education of history these historic towns offer, yet remote enough to not feel compelled to leave.

    Southern Tuscany

    Southern TuscanyMany travelers planning to go to Tuscany end up staying in Florence or in the nearby Chianti region. But venture just a little further south, where the rolling hills of olives and grapes become more dramatic and where the Medieval hilltop towns are a little less discovered, and you are in the paradise of Southern

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