Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • a perfect hideaway from which to visit both Rome & Florence

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Room upgrade

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Welcome drinks

  • Overview

    The owners of La Bandita, one of Tuscany's newer boutique hotels, fell in love with Italy a long time ago and had their honeymoon in neighbouring Umbria. In the words of the owner John 'I wanted a beautiful, comfortable retreat, with a modern look and a relaxed atmosphere, where my friends, and friends of friends from all over the world could come to relax, cook big dinners, and enjoy Tuscany.' John and Ondine together have designed La Bandita as a chic, laid back b & b and also as a villa rental. La Bandita sleeps 16 adults comfortably as well as several small children (cots and chairs provided at no extra cost!).


    Chill out by the pool and admire the views with a glass of wine! Alternatively La Bandita offers the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Val d'Orcia and the hill towns of southern Tuscany and around Siena. The striking ancient clay hills of the crete senesi and perfectly preserved medieval and Renaissance hills towns, abbeys and castles characterise this part of southern Tuscany where life continues much the same as it has for centuries.


    Family-style dinner is served a couple of nights a week and for other evenings there are plenty of restaurants a short drive away. John and Ondine have eaten in all of them and so can recommend and book the one that best suits you.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning


    car parking

    child friendly


    hammam/steam room

    pets allowed


    swimming pool



    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

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

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    For those looking to hire La Bandita exclusively, they are in for a pleasant surprise. La Bandita comes with daily maid service, daily breakfast, access to John's private wine cellar, WIFI, satellite TV, handheld GPS devices, mountain bikes, personal laundry and a private chef should one be required!! All rooms at La Bandita are en-suite and have air-conditioning. The deluxe rooms have stand alone, in-room bathtubs and there is also a Hammam for all guests to use. The Pig Sty Suite is a stand alone building on the property with its own kitchen and private pergola and is great for a couple and a small child.

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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Credit cards accepted.

    Cancellation policy

    If a booking is cancelled more than 15 days in advance no charge will be made.
    If cancelled with less than 15 days, 100% of the total stay will be charged.

    Check-in/check-out policy
  • Rates
    Room Type Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019
    Standard Room - - - - $305 $305 $305 $305 $305 $305 - - -
    Superior Room - - - - $360 $397 $397 $397 $397 $360 - - -
    Deluxe Room - - - - $397 $482 $482 $482 $482 $397 - - -
    Pig Sty Suite - - - - $550 $672 $672 $672 $672 $550 - - -

    Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from EUR at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in EUR.

    Rates are per room per night unless otherwise specified and include all taxes. Closed Nov 1-April 30



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)