La Bandita Townhouse Pienza (SI), Tel +39 0578749005

The Property

La Bandita Townhouse is a 12-room luxury boutique hotel tucked inside the historic center of Pienza, a tiny renaissance jewel of a village in southern Tuscany. The building is a rambling renaissance-era palazzo where nuns have lived for over 500 years.

With its main door on the Corso Rossellino, a cobblestone lane, the property itself blends in completely with the Renaissance character of the rest of the village, its fa├žade indistinguishable from the attached buildings. No exterior changes were made in the renovation, and a not a single square meter of space was added.

Rather than drop a new formal hotel into an old town, we aimed to create a comfortable, fun, and stylish place to relax, eat well and get caught up in the daily rhythms of everyday life here: the stillness of the main piazza in the morning, the old ladies making their daily shopping trail, and the evening hum of bustling trattorias.