Travel

For a dose of Val d’Orica’s magic, look no farther than La Bandita, a tiny little hotel tucked into a hillside in Tuscany. Each of bedrooms take into consideration every detail: Terracota four-poster beds, crisp Italian linens, and, in some rooms, a lime-green writing desk. It’s at once relaxing and sophisticated, not to mention, close to Rome and Florence, which are both a two-hour drive away. The wine tasting capitals and Old World architecture of both Montalcino and Montepulciano are also in close proximity, making it a convenient starting off point for longer trips in the region. Service here—perhaps a result of the property’s owner, John Voightmann, a former NYC record exec and hotel aficionado—is top notch, and the staff is incredibly helpful but quietly so, meaning they’re great at anticipating guests’ every need. The infinity pool is just as special as it looks in the photos, too, thanks to the killer view.

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