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“A Perfect Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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Agriturismo Sant'Anna in Camprena
localita Sant'Anna in Camprena, 53026 Pienza, Italy   |  
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Kansas City USA
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“A Perfect Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This was our second stay in as many years. It was with much sadness when we had to leave the morning after our 5 night stay. Ornella and Stephano are such warm and gracious hosts and there was nothing that they do not think of to make our stay as relaxing and as comfortable in every way. The bed and pillows are so comfortable with the bedding provided. The shower was hot/warm and stream plentiful. Bath soap and towels are provided but you will need to bring shampoo.
The steeple bells ring only at 8 am to call us to breakfast that is offered daily from 8-9 am and rings again at 8 p.m. only on the evenings when dinner is offered. We always accept the evening meal when offered to experience a more true and varied delicious home cookedTuscan meal. I write down ingredients and bring home ideas for new dishes to try upon returning home.
The 360 degree views are captivating. There is much to do and see in the surrounding area. If I am fortunate to do so, I would definitely return for another sojourn.

Room Tip: Stayed in Room #34 for 2 years in a row which is situated in one of the out-buildings which is east...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

One year ago today, I was woken up by the bells at Sant'Anna in Camprena, the most wonderful place in Tuscany. My husband and I spent our birthdays here, having discovered the monastery in our favorite movie, The English Patient. Every aspect of our stay far exceeded any of our expectations: the bells, the daily breakfast set up, adorable room, authentic Tuscan cuisine, tour of the grounds, and most of all our host Ornella. She even set up a surprise birthday Prosecco and olive plate for us on our last night (Solo Prosecco?), and we spent the whole night so happily looking at the stars and the countryside we forgot to eat. In honor of Ornella, we plan to spend tonight outside with a bottle of Prosecco and our pictures from Sant' Anna.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We got married in Sant'Anna, and every single one of our guests wants to come back. No wonder : breathtaking landscapes, insipiring simplicity, a concentrate of Tuscany's beauty, and on top of that the warmness of Ornella and Stefano's team... What can we say about Sant'Anna that would not be too much "over the top" ? Believe us, my husband and I have travelled for work all around the world, and there is no such place like Sant'Anna.
If you are looking for a place that is sober, simple, right in the heart of Tuscany and yet amazingly beautiful, that's it.

Room Tip: Of course, the "English patient" room is just magnificient (for those who do not mind shar...
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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andover, MA
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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!

Room Tip: We arrived on a Sunday and weren't aware we couldn't eat there that night so it was back in...
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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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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
    • 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 #1 of 50 Specialty lodging in Pienza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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