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Tenuta Santo Pietro
Ranked #8 of 33 Pienza B&B and Inns
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
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“Best place we stayed in Italy”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We spent 4 nights at Tenuta Santo Pietro in July 2013. It was by far our favorite location of our trip. Its not a fancy luxury hotel. Its a rustic, clean, traditional place with comfortable bedding and beautiful scenery! The staff was very helpful and friendly and greeted us each day by name and asked what our plans were. The breakfast was good also. We had dinner at the hotel one night and it was very good! It is located just outside of Pienza and a short drive from Montepulciano, Montalcino, ect We also enjoyed playing pool and ping pong at night while socializing with the other guests!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

Booked this on the back of the reviews on TA. Great views, pool and rooms. It is very close to the road so choose rooms with care. Also for the price was expecting a more luxurious stay - it really is like staying in someone's home, but if that's your thing you'll love it. Shame that the outside eating area does not enjoy the views of Pienza - I think that the external sofa area would be better used for this.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We recently stayed at Tenuta Santo Pietro for 5 days and loved it. The property has been stunningly restored, exuding both Tuscan rustic charm and modern comfort. The location was perfect for visiting the hill towns of the area.

Our room (Vernaccia) was very spacious, with plenty of room for a sleepaway cot for our son, a king sized bed, night tables, closet armoire, chair, and huge bathroom with whirlpool tub (note that it's a single-person tub). The bed was very comfortable. Plus, this is one of the very few B&Bs with air conditioning and window screens! I peeked into several other rooms during our stay and every room was beautiful.

The grounds are gorgeous, with lovely gardens, orchards and a vineyard. There are plenty of places to lounge about : at the pool, the outdoor sitting area, the hammock, or one of the indoor sitting areas. Guests are free to walk about the olive trees and the vineyard. The magnificent view of Pienza from the pool area (and some rooms) is a bonus.

The food at the restaurant is delicious and we dined there several nights. Chef Alessandro's homemade pasta is the best! The breakfast included a nice selection of fruits, pastries, cereals, frittatas, juices and coffee or tea. The house wines and olive oil are also excellent.

The staff was wonderful and really went out of their way to make our stay special. A few examples: on the first day we got a little lost on the way to the Tenuta and arrived a bit late and very hungry. Although it was too late for lunch and early for dinner, the staff prepared a nice plate of meats, cheeses and pates prepared for us to enjoy. One night at dinner, my husband asked about the agnolotti (a moon-shaped pasta) he had watched Alessandro prepare earlier in the day but wasn't on the menu -- and our server immediately offered the pasta with a ragu sauce even though it wasn't included on that day's menu.

Guisseppe, the owner, is bilingual and most of the staff speaks fluent English. Guisseppe was available every morning to help guests plan their day. He was very helpful with recommendations for the usual sights (visiting hill towns) and also with some more tranquil, out-of-the-way places that could only be reached by dirt roads. We'd like to extend special thanks to staff members Francesco, Lucia and Leda, who were all so helpful and gracious.

When planning your stay, do pay attention to the room layouts and location. The Tenuta is right on a country road and if your goal is absolute silence, then I'd recommend asking for a room on the other side of the building. We kept our windows closed at night and the road noise didn't wake us up or disturb us. Also, I'd recommend a room that's far from the kitchen, as dinner is served late and the kitchen could be noisy at times.

We would absolutely recommend la Tenuta and would absolutely stay there again if we visit the area in the future.

Room Tip: Vernaccia is one of the largest rooms, airy and bright with 4 windows. Bathroom is huge, with a sin...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Out five days at Tenuta Santo Pietro was transportive! The place is magical, the food incredible and the service flawless and unobtrusive. The rooms are represent every beautiful thing about being in an ancient house in Tuscany mixed with every convenience of modernity. I cannot imagine a better place to spend a week in Tuscany.

Room Tip: Every room we saw was just beautiful.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Definitely the location for touring hill towns in Tuscany. Once you turn at the sign of the key and Giuseppe meets you to explain the finer points of the property, you breath a sigh of relief for the beauty and quiet of the surroundings, a "gentleman's farm" with olive groves, vineyards and views to Pienza. The rooms are vintage Tuscan with comfort, the details in the linens, glassware, furnishings reflect a love of the best of Italy. We loved the Tenuta's wines, took some away for relatives as gifts, had every meal in the restaurant as the selection and quality was excellent and followed many of Giuseppe's touring recommendations for the two days we were here. We will return with friends next year.

Room Tip: Garden side, upstairs.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay!! The entire team at Santo Pietro are friendly, take great pride in their job and really make you feel very much at home. Giuseppe has established a beautiful B and B and is a great host. He takes the time to ensure that all his guests feel welcome, is very knowledgeable about the local area and gives enough help to make you feel confident about exploring the area.
The building is beautiful both inside and outside. The rooms are luxurious, spotlessly clean and give great sleep quality. They are decorated in Tuscan style with great skill and an eye for beauty. The pool area and gardens are a joy to be in - very restful. A wonderful view over the valley to Pienza and beyond, complete the picture.
The restaurant on the premises is excellent, with a very varied menu of local produce.
They also provide an excellent laundry service for a very reasonable price, which we really appreciated. This can be difficult (and expensive) sometimes when on holidays.
We definitely enjoyed our stay and would love to return one day.....it really presents great value for your money.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Pros:
Exceptionally beautiful accomodation, everything is very luxurious
Lovely friendly relaxed ambiance
Food is incredible
Location is fantastic on the road between Montepulciano and Pienza
Guissepe gives you a map and makes fantastic recommendations - he recommended a walk to Montechiello we loved among other things
Excellent value for money
We extended our stay while we were there because we were so comfortable
Cons:
em. really - none

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tenuta Santo Pietro
Address: Podere Santo Pietro 29, 53026, Pienza, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Pienza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Pienza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Tenuta Santo Pietro 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new owners of Tenuta Santo Pietro recently completed a loving and total restoration of the property to maintain the integrity of its historic 13th-century structure while offering all the modern comforts that will make you feel at home. The inn is fully air-conditioned (windows are also screened so you can enjoy the Tuscan air) and has wireless access and TV in every room. Each of Santo Pietro's twelve bedrooms has its own marble bathroom, and offers a welcoming bed with exquisite Italian-made linens, down pillows and comforters. An expansive manicured lawn sits off the back of the house, along with several patio areas, comfortably furnished so you can sit and look out over the terraced lawn to the pool and to the town of Pienza beyond. The pool—complete with outdoor shower—welcomes guests with lovely padded teak chaises and umbrellaed tables. ... more   less 
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