Pienza - Località Sant'Anna in Camprena, Loc. Sant'Anna in Camprena 53026 Pienza (Siena)
Inside the Sant’Anna in Camprena monumental complex, this former Olivetan Benedictine monastery from the 15th century is just 6 km from Pienza: the property, imposing and sombre, a place of great beauty and profound spirituality, is located in the charming countryside between the Orcia Valley Park and the Crete Senesi hills.
The rooms, which offer magnificent views, are simply furnished but comfortable. Some are former monastery cells.
The refectory retains a splendid cycle of frescoes (1503) by Antonio Bazzi, known as Sodoma. The Italian-American director Anthony Minghella filmed some of the most famous scenes for the film The English Patient, which won nine Academy Awards, right here.
The restaurant uses some of the farm’s own organic produce: meat and sausages from Cinta Senese pigs, wine, extra virgin olive oil. The dishes are simple, but well-presented and tasty, in keeping with Tuscan country tradition.
The agriturismo specialises in accommodating groups and hosts several art courses: painting, drawing, photography, music. For years, it has worked alongside the “Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana” (School of Italian Language and Culture) in Camprena, which is less than 1 km away and easily reached on foot by students staying at the agriturismo.
The beautiful Churchof Sant’Annaholds important classical music concerts in the summer.
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This place is truely amazing . Although the accommodation is not fancy or luxurious the setting & everything else about the place more than makes up for it . Beautiful gardens , great views, lovely breakfasts , & amazing dinners whether served in the dining room or in the garden . Centrally located to explore the wonderful countryside & villages of Tuscany
We do have the 2nd time holiday in St. Anne. The first time in September 2013 were 14 days in all we Monastero. It was so wonderful that we now have spent another 10 days in this beautiful monastery. Everything's perfect - the room, the former "pigsty" with 2 small terraces, the whole atmosphere, the beautiful garden, with a view of the whole Val D`orcia to Monte Amiata. Not to mention the wonderful sunsets over the valley. Just fantastic !!! And the hospitality of Ornella (a wonderful cook) and Stefano was not much better as !. Gilliana and Miranda were always present for current information - where there is the nearest market? They knew everything. It was a wonderful vacation and we will definitely be back, maybe with friends or Familie.Ich wish all in St.Anna happy, beautiful time and determined soon ... Ciao Ursula and Horst from Bremen
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While searching through the listings I was excited to discover that Saint Anna was the location for one of my fav movies, the English Patient. As a result of the movie, the Church that owns the property decided to restore the former monastery into 30 room b&b. The appearance maybe basic but comfortable. In a way it's simplicity serves to emphasize the beautiful landscape of Val D'Orcia. If you appreciate serenity and beauty, this is the place. The hosts, Stefano and Ornella, have been there for 14 years and accommodating in their own quiet way. Great suggestions from nearby day trips to places to eat. We even got a tour of the bedrooms and kitchen used in the movie! My wife and I feel very fortunate to have found this place.
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