My husband and I spent two nights at La Bandita. The grounds, view and villa are just breathtaking. We had a room in the main villa and it was very comfortable and grand. The cool breezes in the mountain made it perfect for sitting on the terrace to eat, relax or simply read a book.
We drove into Castagneta Carducci for one afternoon and enjoyed walking the village and having lunch there. The rest of our meals were at La Bandita and the food was very good. Breakfasts were plentiful and full of variety. Dinners were well prepared and although a bit slow, good service. We did have one funny event, when we were waiting a while for our main course, the waiter came by to see if we wanted to order dessert. Oops, I guess they forgot about us. He remedied it quickly and we had steaming hot food in front of us in no time.
We did walk the grounds, but didn't really spend any time at the pool. We enjoyed our relaxing and romantic stay and would go back in a heartbeat.