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“Excellent Stay, gracious and comfortable”
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Arca di Pienza
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Pienza
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windband
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3 reviews
“Excellent Stay, gracious and comfortable”
Reviewed 22 June 2010

Fantastic hotel, great breakfast and great base for exploring all of Tuscany

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Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed 9 January 2010

Pienza is our favorite location in Tuscany and we twice have used it as our base for travels. Gloria & her folks are wonderful hosts. Gloria is dedicated to making your visit to Pienza memorable. We did ballooning from this B&B. http://www.ballooningintuscany.com/ A+++
We ate at Latte Di Luna. Gloria secured reservations when we booked the B&B; turned out to be a smart move! Great dining!! Can not say enough about Pienza. A small hill town and not crazy with tourists & bus groups!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

We spent 2 nights at Arca di Pienza in September 2009. It's an honest 3-star hotel with a great location, a 5 min. walk from the old part of town which is very small any way. As a matter of fact, Pienza was our favourite Tuscan 'hill town' of the whole trip. Service is excellent, easy free parking right in front of the hotel. Breakfast is OK. Rooms are large enough and clean. Grocery store right next door for picnics, food to go or bottled water. One tip: in season, make sure you ask the hotel to make dinner reservations for you ahead of time, there seems to be a shortage of restaurants in Pienza, especially on weekends (Latte di Luna is a good one). The hotel is only 5 years old. Ideal location for day trips to Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Montalcino and the Amiata Mountain (beautiful forest if you go over the mountain pass via Castel del Piano).

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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Reviewed 12 August 2009

We were a lttle concerned that Arca was outside the city walls, but once there you'll find that Pienza is pretty small, and the inn is only about 400 meters from the city gates. But we'd stay there again even if were 5 km away. Gloria and her parents are such lovely people; we'll never forget how welcome they made us feel. We don't speak Italian and her parents don't speak Engjlish, but that didn't seem to deter us from having several warm 'conversations'. The inn itself is fairly new and modern, but Gloria has done an incredible job of interior decoration, so it feels quite home-like. The breakfast layout was definitely way above average. Yumm.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

One of the nicest rooms we had on our tour of Tuscany, spacious and comfortable with good bed, linens, towels and cleanliness. Only a short walk into the historic centre, but in a fairly ordinary location on a busy road. We requested a quiet room at the back, which is exactly what we got - think it could be noisy at the front. Charming, welcoming owners. Breakfast very limited, and lacking in choice. Good value overall for the room we had, and easy free parking opposite.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bloomington, IN
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Reviewed 12 June 2009

Gloria owns and runs this hotel with her parents, and provides an exceptionately gracious experience. The rooms are comfortable and very clean, and feature a small private outdoor seating area. This is not the fanciest of places, but perfect Etrusan charm. Gloria went out of her way to provide a wonderful experience - making dinner reservations for us, surprising us with cheese appetizer...highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Moncton, New Brunswick Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2008

We loved our stay at the Arca di Pienza. It isn't fancy but for the price... it was excellent. Very clean with very friendly staff and a great location in excellent walking distance to the city center.

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  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Arca di Pienza

Property: Arca di Pienza
Address: Via San Gregorio 19 A/B/C, 53026, Pienza, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Pienza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Pienza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Arca di Pienza 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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