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
We've just got back from 4 days at Il Falconiere for our mini moon, we were greeted by a friendly host and treated to a free bottle of their vineyards bubbly as a newly wed treat. The rest of our stay didn't disappoint from there! The cookery lesson with Silvia was even better than expected, plenty to try during the lesson with fridges full of their vineyards wine to try along the way. We couldnt have asked for a more relaxed and helpful teacher. The vineyard tour and tasting was another must that you can't miss, so informative and finished with a tasting under the trees heaven! We cant wait to come back already and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Enjoy!
laurashimell - Huddersfield
We had a great two night stay as a couple in late May 2017. The food and wine were terrific. The owners are extremely friendly and very hands on. We had a great wine tour of the property with Riccardo and his wife does the cooking classes. The views of Cortona are breath taking. We did the hike up to the town which is 200 meters above the hotel. They say it is 2.5 km but it close to 3.5km to the village gates from the hotel. It takes about an hour and you/ll be in a good sweat as it is quite a climb. We stayed away from the main hotel in room 35 which was great. These rooms are 150 meters from the main hotel but they have their own pool over there. Very private. The one drawback would be that they do get big groups of people at the hotel on tours which can overwhelm the other guests. Also WIFI is spotty. However, we would definitely return to the hotel.
andrewH3601EF - Toronto
The minute my friend and I entered the property we were treated like friends of all the staff. The facilities were breathtaking. The cooking classes were incredible. I learned so much! I enjoyed being able to get so much hands on learning time with two accomplished chefs. Each days excursions were well planned and fun. The restaurant was sublime. The service impeccable and the food over the top. Everyone from the front desk to the facilities staff was helpful and warm. I will return.
This is an extremely beautifully located property ! The restaurant is excellent too ! We really enjoyed our stay here . We only wish that it had been warm enough to use the pool . The only drawback I feel was that the guests had to pay for a tour of the wine cellar , which could easily be included in the room rate . But apart from this gem of a place !
Sayali26 - Ahmedabad, India
There is something effortlessly elegant about this place. Great top notch experience without trying too hard to impress. The quality of the food, service and rooms was fantastic. Hotel and gardens are gently immersed in the beautiful natural landscape in the area. It is the kind of place where you know you can entrust them with any kind of event hospitality and they will manage it flawlessly.
Miss_Gl0betr0tter - Singapore, Singapore