The romantic Country House Lucignanello Bandini is situated in the southernmost tip of Tuscany, in the tiny village of Lucignano d’Asso and only a half hour’s drive from Siena.
The hamlet consists of two stony roads, two churches, a castle, a quaint little store and a number of smaller houses that look out across rolling fields and patches of woodland towards the reassuring outline of Mount Amiata, a visual point of reference for many miles around. The muted pinks, beiges and pale ochers of Lucignano’s ancient walls perfectly harmonize with the palette of the "Crete Senesi", the Sienese Claylands whose rich, pliant soil forms the body of those warm-hued terracotta pots and urns that are a feature of the area. Within 20/30 min. drive you find:
Montalcino stands on the top of a very tall hill that overlooks the valleys of the Ombrone and the Asso rivers. It is famous to have resisted many sieges through the centuries and, of course, for its celebrated Brunello. The artistic masterpiece of this area if the Benedictine abbey of S. Antimo It is one of the most romantic expression of the region situated in the beauty of enchanted surroundings, especially when it is illuminated at night.
Montepulciano, a jewel of renaissance between the valleys of Orcia and Chiana, is surrounded by gentler landscape compared with the clays of Val d’Orcia and is rich of monuments and churches founded mainly during the 16th century. Architects such as Vignola, Antonio da Sangallo, and Baldassarre Peruzzi drafted Montepulciano’s actual look. The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano along with Brunello is one of the greatest Tuscan wines.