My husband and I are quite particular and wanted a "special" place to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Andi Piper of "Once In A Lifetime Travel" highly recommended Lucignanello Bandini as very special, but even at that, she absolutely did not do this place justice!
In my wildest imagination I could not have pictured a more beautiful place. The little hamlet looked like something out of a fairy tale. Every vista was breathtaking.
I don't like living out of a suitcase, so we wanted a place that was centrally located so we could take day trips to the surrounding towns. The location couldn't have been more central to Montisi, Montepulciano, Pienza and various other towns. During our stay, we also took day trips to Sienna and Cortona, each about an hour from our lodgings.
The roads in Tuscany are beautiful but the signs (and Italian drivers) not so much. Our salvation
was Doriana - the manager/concierge. Doriana helped us plan out our days with maps, driving directions (even where to park) as well as restaurant suggestions, reservations and sights to see.
She was invaluable to our experience and this place is very lucky to have her!
Other reviewers have talked about the beautiful rooms. I am an interior designer and admittedly
particular about my surroundings. We stayed at Casa Remo and were thoroughly enchanted with
the space as well as the decor. Our kitchen came stocked with essentials for or stay and we ended up having breakfast at our apartment before we set out for our day, which saved us money and time. The microwave also allowed us to warm up leftovers from some terrific meals.
The area with the infinity pool was a great spot to chill and balanced out our busy days.
All I can say is that we will be back and will, without reservation, recommend Lucignanello Bandini. One of our best vacations ever!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on top of a hill overlooking the Orcia Valley and the Crete Senesi, Lucignanello Bandini is part of an ancient hamlet owned by the Piccolomini family since the 15th century. The property comprises five two-bedroom houses in the village and an independent four-bedroom farmhouse that have been recently restored, preserving the original architectural features while ensuring modern facilities. From the two swimming pools, set amidst olive trees, guests can enjoy stunning views of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The private chapel and the hamlet's small church are romantic locations for weddings. Daily cleaning, breakfast and laundry service, cooking classes, wine tours and oil tasting can be arranged on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lucignanello Bandini Italy/San Giovanni D'Asso, Tuscany