Il Chiostro di Pienza

Location Pienza

Postcode 53026

Telephone +39 0578 748400

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Why we love it...

Stylish converted monastery

The Place

In the modest way of Renaissance popes, Pius II renamed his home town of Corsignano after himself and made it a model of 15thC urban planning. So it is appropriate that the modern tourist-pilgrim should find lodgings in this stylishly converted monastery. The entrance is located at the back of the austere white cloister that gives the hotel its name and on to which half the rooms look; the other half face away, over the serenely magnificent hills of Val d’Orcia. Many of the original features of the monks’ cells have been retained: frescoed, vaulted ceilings and tiled floors. The furniture, however, breaks with monkish antiquity and concentrates on modern comfort without sinning against the character of the building. Bathrooms, though hardly spacious, are fully equipped.The sitting rooms, with their old beamed ceilings, and the restaurant give on to a delightful terrace garden, where a pool has recently been built – a great bonus in a town. There could be no more agreeable place for an evening aperitif than its shady peace. A recent guest found the atmosphere, welcome and service fautless; ‘I wouldn’t mind moving in for life’ she says.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 37; 19 doubles and twins, 9 singles, 9 suites, all with bath; all rooms have phone, TV, air conditioning, minibar, safe, hairdrier
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting rooms, bar, restaurant, garden, swimming pool
Children welcome
Disabled 2 adapted rooms
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Massimo Cicala
Call +39 0578 748400
Fax +39 0578 748440
Email ilchiostrocdipienza@virgilio.it
Website www.relaisilchiostrodipienza.com

Good To Know

Address Corso Rossellino 26, Pienza 53026
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The Location

Find this place: centre of town next to Palazzo Piccolomini; public car parking outside walls

What's nearby: Palazzo Piccolomini; duomo; Siena (52 km), Montepulciano