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“Tranquil stay in Tuscan countryside” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agriturismo Sant'Anna in Camprena

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localita Sant'Anna in Camprena, 53026 Pienza, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Pienza
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“Tranquil stay in Tuscan countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the monastery this month and loved every minute of it. Ornella is a wonderful host and her staff are very friendly. If you have the opportunity to have dinner there, do it! The best gnocchi we've ever had were made by Ornella's mother.

Our room, #34, was simple and clean. We weren't aware there wasn't full room service (fixing bed, taking dirty dishes, etc.) but it wasn't a problem since we were there for only 3 nights. Pienza is a great little town and in a perfect spot for visiting other towns. Look forward to going back some day!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Sant'Anna last month. Oh my... words just can't describe this beautiful place. To stay in such an old monastery was marvellous. We had a comfortable room outside the main building, which was beautifully private - felt like a villa with the view over we had. Breakfast was great. Sitting in the immaculate garden drinking their wine and watching the sunset is one of my favourite memories of Italy. And the dinners are an absolute must! Exploring the countryside (based on Ornella's recommendations) made it a perfect Tuscan experience. We stayed 3 nights - we could have stayed a lot longer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at the monestary, and it was fantastic from start to finish. Ornella gave us such a wonderfully enthusiastic, helpful, and warm welcome, from the start and all during our stay. We were there off-season so we benefited by feeling that we were almost alone most of the times, enjoying the beautiful garden, the stunning view, wine at sunset (which Ornella brought us), walks around the quiet grounds, and listening to the church bell ring us awake in the morning. We were some of the other rooms, some with amazing century-old frescos, the old kitchen, and the bedroom upstairs in the main building used in The English Patient movie, etc. We had 2 days of sun, 1 of rain, and it was beautiful in all weather. Breakfast was delicious and filling, and served at long tables. Our stay here was one of highlights of our 3-week trip to Italy. We will, without question, return again some day. Mille grazie, Ornella!!

Room Tip: We stayed in Apartment A which was wonderful (but I assume that the apartments are bigger than the r...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

It was our best experience in Tuscany. A lovely place, marvellous sigthseeing, warm reception, all you can expect of a cosy place in the middle of the Tuscan fields. Ornella was a wonderful host and made as feel at home, given us excellent advice about where to go in the neighborhood. A must go place - fabulous.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

At the end of July, by the way a very good season to see the Val d’Orcia, we spent 4 nights at this delightful Agriturismo.
Ornella and Stefano are very good hosts. The breakfast with homemade jams , joghurts and very nice croissants is a good start for the day.
The dinners are absolutely amazing.
We got fanstastic suggestions where to spend the days.
So we went to the most beautiful and interesting villages around Pienza.
Pienza itself is worth to spend there almost a day.
We highly recommend Sant’Anna in Camprena. It is a fabulous historical building with a lovely garden, stunning view and relaxing atmosphere.
We will come again .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We drove from Marbella to Italy - 2 days on a Grimaldi ferry (Barcelona- Civitavecchia) and everyone needs solace! And what solace. I feel privileged to have had such an experience. We painted there - for 7 days - in the extraordinary gardens and in a huge studio/barn with beautiful beams and stunning ambience. The rooms are contemplative and I couldn't wait to wake every morning to tread the stone floor worn wonky in places by years of monks' feet. A perfect paradise in lots of ways and memories/emotions that will never be surpassed. Please save it for the appreciative! and many thanks to Ornella and Stefano who caretake this piece of heaven with immaculate skill and outstanding pleasance.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Having travelled many parts of the world, Sant Anna quickly became one of my favourite places. The place is magical; the fact that you have no wi-fi, tv, or telephone just adds to the charm. Ornella and Stefano are amazing hosts who care about their guests comfort and the meals were the best throughout pur entire three-week stay in Italy! We'll definitely will be back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: localita Sant'Anna in Camprena, 53026 Pienza, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Pienza
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Pienza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Agriturismo Sant`Anna In Camprena Hotel Pienza

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