Tuscany – Pienza – Val d’Orcia

La Bandita Countryhouse - Tuscany

La Bandita Countryhouse - Tuscany

La Bandita Countryhouse - Tuscany

La Bandita Countryhouse - Tuscany

La Bandita Countryhouse

Pienza Italy

La Bandita Country House Pienza

Pienza - Tuscany


Day Trips

Monteverdi - Tuscany

Monteverdi - Tuscany

Dopolavoro - Tuscany

Dopolavoro - Tuscany

Monteverdi – Castiglioncello Del Trinoro Tuscany – hotel, spa and restaurant
Exquisitely restored 12th century mini village (25 inhabitants) of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Tuscany.  Be ready to relax with a fabulous book and soak in the beautiful setting. Gorgeous spa, restaurant, bar and Enoteca. Great for a day trip or spend a night or 2 here.

Dopolavoro Restorante & Bar – Below La Foce
Traditional Tuscan farm to table dining, vegetable garden is across the street. Often have live music in the evenings.

La Foce – Gardens
Marvelous estate, you can stay here or if budget does not allow go for a garden tour and hike.


La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza
Boutique hotel located in the heart of Pienza. Mix of modern and old.  The restaurant was our go to hangout.
Casina Di Piazza – Pienza – Airbnb
Great price, center of town, clean 2 bedroom Airbnb.


La Bandita Townhouse - Tuscany

La Bandita Townhouse

La Bandita Townhouse - Tuscany

Il Picolo - Pienza

La Bandita Townhomes – A must
We spent a lot of time here (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Elegant setting, friendly staff and excelent  food.

Trattoria Latte du Luna – Simple, fresh and resonable
Authentic Tuscan restaurant. Very reasonable, Try the peci pasta

Buon Gusto – Galato and smoothies
The best spot for homemade gelato.

Il Picolo Caffe – casual dining
Cozy inside seating, great outside patio in the back. After traveling all day and having a big pasta lunch at La Bandita, this was a great spot for a casual dinner of prosciutto, cheese, and antipasto.


Il Bar - Pienza

Bar Il Casello – Best view in Pienza
Order inside and enjoy your vino overlooking the Tuscan fields


  1. Anahid Vrana on June 19, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Okay that’s it …. I am totally ready to move to Italy… What absolutely beautiful places you have found !!!
    Each picture is more impressive than the previous.
    Bella Italia

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