Restaurant Relais Chiostro di Pienza

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A restaurant with breath-taking views in the historic centre of Pienza

The Convent’s hanging garden is a large terrace that opens out over the Val d’Orcia.

When the weather is good, the restaurant tables are set under the linden trees, surrounded by the fragrant scents of the garden where there are still plants and herbs grown by the monks. Maurizio welcome you and offer their great skills and passion for cooking and flavors.

The friendly service will accompany the menus selected according to the great Tuscan and Italian cooking tradition.
To complement, there is a great wine cellar.

Il Chiostro di Pienza can host exclusive receptions and provide you with a unique and charming experience.

La Terrazza del Chiostro remains open: from 31st March 2023 untill 2nd November 2023

For reservations contact directly Maurizio Abbate
Tel +39 0578748183 or Cell +39 349 5676148 or email


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The Hotel does not have a private parking and it is located inside the historical centre of Pienza, in the limited traffic area, so it is forbidden to reach the hotel by car. It is...

The Monastery of St. Francis

At the beginning of the 1300s, with the spreading of the Minor Order of the Franciscans, a convent of these monks also arrived in Pienza. The Monastery of St. Francis was certainly the most important religious and cultural institution in old Corsignano, at least until the radical transformation of the city, which occurred from 1459, by Pope Pius II (Enea Silvio Piccolomini), who was born here in 1405. On his first visit to Corsignano as Pope, Piccolomini celebrated a solemn mass at St. Francis, it evidently is the most important church of the hamlet.

Relais Chiostro di Pienza

"Pienza born from a thought of love and a dream of beauty..."   The Relais Chiostro di Pienza is a former Franciscan Convent dating back to the 13th century, located in an enviable position, in the center...


Small double rooms with French bed, suitable for who is traveling on his own or in a couple. Views to the XV century Cloister. The private bathroom is available with a shower. Economy rooms include: Basic personal...

The Sienese War

The only precise information that we have about the life of the Monastery, comes from the 1500s and are detailed by the caretaker-priest Domenico Gabrielli who tells about the violence with which the undisciplined soldiers treated the convent and the church during the Sienese War.   The poor brother tells that in 1555, the soldiers "wrecked the cantina and upturned the wine, rampaging, burning clothing as well as the timbers", and he also informs us that following this they "remained without utensils and furniture but recommenced bit by bit, with the diligence of the brothers and the compassion of their benefactors, to recover".


Simple but comfortable, the Classic rooms look onto the streets of Pienza's historic center ( no lift, stairs only ). They are excellent value for money and are perfect for low budgets, and include free Wi-Fi...


The spacious and elegant Superior rooms look out on the 15th-century cloister or on the characteristic alleys of Pienza's historic center, they are all equipped with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Superior rooms include: LCD flat-screen...


The Relais surrounding areas: Siena, Pieve di Corsignano, Sant’Anna in Camprena, Montepulciano e San Casciano ai Bagni The Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza is located in the historic centre of Pienza, a small architectural marvel built...

Provincial Congregation

In 1634, St Francis hosted the with solemnity, and it was an occasion for "preaching, Latin prayers, and beautiful music". A few years later, by a Papal Bull, the 'little convent' was suppressed, the Franciscans were forced to leave. But the population was not pleased and many of the people became enraged and were successful in returning the brothers to St. Francis in 1658. "There was a celebration throughout the city, with the sounds of the bells and fireworks everywhere".


All Deluxe rooms offer a wonderful view over the Val d'Orcia hills, which added to the soft colors and classic elegance that make them into the ideal location for relaxing stays. All rooms are equipped with...

Suite Room

Fine fabrics and modern bathrooms are the distinguishing features of the elegant and spacious Suites, in addition to the panoramic view over the Val d'Orcia hills, and together with comforts such as air conditioning, free...

The monks

Remained until 1788, the year in which the Bishop Giuseppe Pannilini, suppressed the convent making it an 'Ecclesiastical Academy' boarding school for the altar boys from the diocese of Pienza and Chiusi. As such the institution had a brief life being substituted by a Bishop's Seminary in 1792 (this remained until 1956)..."


Located right in the historic centre of Pienza, a Renaissance town designed by Bernardo Rossellino by the wish of Pope Pius II Enea Silvio Piccolomini, with its hanging gardens overlooking the Val d'Orcia, the Relais...


Il Chiostro di Pienza, in addition to the historic charm of this hotel (the Chiostro is one of the most photographed locations by tourists, as when they walk around the town they cannot help but...

Events & Meetings

Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza is able to host conferences and meetings on the ground floor using two rooms open on the courtyard and on the terrace. It can accommodate meetings of up to 40 delegates. PICCOLOMINI...


The history of the Hotel is very related to the history of Pienza, in fact the ancient building has played an important role in the development of this famous and beautiful Tuscan city.


For those who want to marry in Pienza, in the heart of Tuscany and the Val d'Orcia, the Relais is a perfect choice! An ancient and elegant palace, it offers the use of the Chiostro, the...

Where we are

The Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza is located in the historic centre of Pienza, on its main thoroughfare, and it is very close to the Duomo, less than 100 metres! Pienza is the Val d'Orcia's...

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