February 12, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Relais Il Falconiere & Spa in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
To arrive at Relais Il Falconaire is to be welcomed home. Riccardo and Silvia Baracchi’s Old World villa, once the home of poet Antonio Guadagnoli, sits on 30 acres of Tuscan countryside filled with olive groves and vineyards, and indeed, a holiday here is an introduction to the Baracchis’ way of life. Join Riccardo on an intimate tour of his wine cellar, or take to the fields with the family to explore the art of falconry. Rooms are opulently restored, with antiques, frescoed walls and wrought iron beds. Between the wafting aromas from the rose garden and the delicacies served at a Michelin-starred restaurant, staying at Il Falconiere a sensory delight.
In a glass-enclosed hillside terrace, savor a breakfast of fresh breads, homemade jam and country cheese served on fine china. Wander through the manicured grounds. At the spa, indulge in an exclusive BiOlv’Experience that infuses warm olive oil, Tuscan lavender and sea salts in a soothing massage ritual. Relish a six-course menu that features roasted rabbit in a light elderberry sauce.
Location of Relais Il Falconiere & Spa
Nearest Airport: PSA
Amenities for Relais Il Falconiere & Spa
- General Information
- 20 Guest Rooms
- Outdoor Dining
- Private Dining
- Wine Cellar
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Indoor Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Golf Course
- In-Room Amenities
- Individually Designed Rooms
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Cooking Classes
- Wine Tasting
- Mountain Biking
- Food & Wine
Reviews for Relais Il Falconiere & Spa
The grounds, room, restaurant, cooking classes are all amazing! The hosts are wonderful people. Just go. The family that owns the Relais is so multi-talented and charming, that alone is reason to go. BUT the hotel itself, so close but so far from the town of Cortona, is another reason to stay here.
LWP95062 - Santa Cruz, California
Beautiful hotel set in wonderful gardens. Close to Cortona but you definitely need a car to get about. We were advised that we couldn't eat in the restaurant the night we arrived as there was a private function - it would have been nice to have been informed of this before we arrived as after a long days travelling we were looking forward to staying put and enjoying our surroundings. Also on other occasions we came back after dinner in town and sat outside on the terrace waiting to order a drink and no one came near us. Had to go into reception and ask and even then had to wait ages again. So overall cant fault the surroundings but the service could be a bit better.
In October my daughter and I booked a three night stay at Il Falconiere Cooking School through International Kitchens. Our experience was beyond perfect from beginning to end. The property is exactly what you would dream of as you thought of a Tuscan vacation. Our room was spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed walking around the property and taking in the picture perfect Tuscan views. We can't say enough about the staff and how they catered to us and our every need. We enjoyed our time at the beautiful spa, vineyard tour, wine tastings, and learning about the wines they produce there- which were excellent. Our package included two cooking lessons, all of our our meals, a tour of Cortona with lunch at a cafe there and full use of the property. Of course, the highlight of our trip was the cooking school and the food we both made and were served in the restaurant. Our lessons were incredible and so much fun. We learned a lot and have already made some of the dishes back home. We cooked with Richard and could not have asked for a better teacher.Every meal we ate at the restaurant was outstanding and the service was top of the line. We enjoyed watching a family of 6 sitting near us as three waiters lifted their silver plate covers off all of their plates all at the same time with precision. Our sommelier remembered our wine preferences and poured us the perfect glass every time. We were treated like royalty and shared that feeling with the other guests we talked to during our stay. International Kitchens were very helpful in helping us organize all of the details of our trip including transportation and arranging for a private tour and driver on our last day in Tuscany. If you are considering this hotel I would urge you to book it - you will be happy you did. We can't wait to return and bring the rest of our family with us. A dream of a vacation.
tremblant - maryland
Everything about our stay was wonderful - the room, spa, wine, and breakfast. We would gladly return and stay here for a week. Can't recommend it enough. BUT This restaurant SHOULD NOT HAVE a Michelin star and we've eaten at multiple M-star restaurants. Our pasta arrived cold, the steak tartar was under seasoned and the service was less than stellar (other than the bread steward). The only thing that lived up to the Michelin Star was the stuffed zuchinni blossoms and sauce. We tried to get the waiter and the maitre d's attention, but they did not want to come over. It was like they knew the food was bad/that we were going to complain. Upon check out from the hotel, we complained and they seemed grateful but only because they could finally share feedback with the restaurant. NEVER AGAIN - I'd rather drive into Cortona or to Perugia for dinner.
The hotel is set on a hillside overlooking Tuscany in all its glory and action tothe beautiful hilltop town of Cortona. The rooms are in various buildings and our room 38 was some walk up a hill and steps so beware. But the room was lovely and the views fantastic. Service is excellent and the restaurant was perfect. 1 Michelin star well deserved. We had supper there for 3 nights. Not disappointed once. The cooking school and Spa look good but had no time to enjoy. Definitely worth going out of your way for if you want peace!!
W1sue - UK