La Bandita

Hip, personal, hideaway

Strada Provinciale 88, 53026 Montepulciano, Siena, Italy

(39) 333-404-6704

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At a Glance

With gorgeous views across the Val d’Orcia, this cool retreat offers a great base for exploring the area around Montepulciano.

Indagare Loves

  • The personal, house-party vibe
  • The pool with views
  • The family-style meals


La Bandita, the brainchild of former New York City music executive John Voightmann, is a lovingly restored farmhouse perched on a hilltop offering panoramic views over the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. The property consists of a five-bedroom main building and “Pig Sty” annex, a suite perfect forsmall families or couples seeking privacy. The interiors of La Bandita have been stripped down and renovated in a calming minimalist style with sleek modern fixtures. White rooms are brightened by splashes of color and feature custom-built platform beds, white chaise longues and in-room bathtubs; bathrooms are equipped with luxury toiletries and giant open-air rainfall showers.

Be aware that the road leading to La Bandita is an unmarked, unpaved dirt road. Due to this infamous drive, most guests choose to stay put, lounging by the infinity-edge pool and taking in the property’s stunning vistas. Gourmet meals are prepared by the on-call chef, and are served en famille so guests feel like they are among friends in a stylish country home. Guests report that lunch and dinner on-site were deliciously prepared with the freshest ingredients, and they enjoyed meeting the other guests, many of them fascinating travelers from around the world.

If you do want to explore, you can visit the charming hamlet of Pienza; take a day trip to Montepulciano or arrange a vineyard visit.

Who Should Stay

Young, design-conscious couples who want a balance of sightseeing and downtime.

Written by Indagare

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