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The 12-room La Bandita Townhouse immerses guests in all the beauties of Tuscany—the wine, the cuisine, and the countryside ambience—while providing a restful respite from any form of tick-box tourism. Characterized by wood beams and exposed stone walls, the building—situated within the historic center of the UNESCO-listed village of Pienza, a small Renaissance gem in Southern Tuscany—was once a palazzo that housed nuns for over half a century, and now comprises 12 guestrooms, an indulgent spa, a restaurant serving Italian classics in a medieval garden, and a cocktail bar in the Library Lounge. A luxury property within an ancient village, La Bandita Townhouse fills a void long missing in Tuscan hospitality.
MADE BY ORIGINALS
Trading in a high-pressure New York City lifestyle for the serenity of the Italian countryside, John Voigtmann moved to Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, after stumbling upon an old ruined farmhouse. The ex-Vice President of International Marketing at Sony Music created La Bandita in 2007, an acclaimed country resort, and then opened La Bandita Townhouse in 2013, in an old townhouse inside the UNESCO-listed village of Pienza. “The truth is, I chose Pienza because I live here, and I love it,” Voigtmann explains. “I wanted to create a way to experience something that is often overlooked: the gentle sweetness of daily life.”
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Undoing previous renovation work in order to restore the original character of the building, architects and designers Ernesto Bartolini and Arianna Pieri have reanimated a 500-year-old convent that had fallen into disrepair. Creating 12 large rooms and suites from the nuns’ cells, the designers chose to complement the exposed brick walls and wooden beams of the structure with parquet floors, contemporary furnishings, and a color scheme that doesn’t stray too far from that of the natural materials throughout.