November 13, 2017 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
Stayed 6 nights. Beautiful property. Cooking class with Silvia was a real treat. Restaurant is in a glamorous setting, the wine list contains many wines from the property which are of high quality. One guest has a wheat allergy and the restaurant was very accommodating. Outstanding breakfast buffet every morning. A bit of a hike to the room, but an amazing view on the way overlooking Cortona which is memorable. Did multiple wine tastings and a white truffle hunt in the area arranged by Alberto Martini "wine tours Cortona" and the property which were informative and great fun. Flew into Rome and the property arranged private transportation ( about a 2 hour drive) which was hassle free. A very fun and relaxing vacation!
kennethkV5368EP - Hilton Head, South Carolina
What a beautiful hotel, just outside the Tuscan town of Cortona. Fine dining, spa, their own vineyards, and a beautiful location. The owners are present and they and the staff are extremely helpful. We loved this place.
We absolutely enjoyed this stay. It has the most amazing views of the countryside and Cortona. The service is fantastic and the rooms are decorated very beautifully. We had a junior suite and it was the perfect size for a couple. The breakfast was incredible. The pastries are fresh and delicious and they also had eggs and bacon - you can request an omelet if you wish which was outstanding. The cappuccinos are delicious!! The short walk back and forth to the restaurant and reception is peaceful and romantic and I highly recommend this relais.
We stayed here 20 years ago, when it was just a few years old. It was wonderful then. The proprietors are the same, the countryside is as sumptuous as ever, the place is twice as big, with a new spa centre, the prices are perhaps 6x times what they were, the food was amazing, now good/ok (one dish out of about 12 was amazing) (michelin star must be at risk at the next inspection), some staff clearly not loving their life in the place. In summary: living off its reputation. Unless $1,000 for a brief stay is small change for your best find somewhere a bit earlier in its trajectory
Mebedbug - Bedford, United Kingdom
Physically the hotel is a beautiful rustic resort in Cortona, Italy. Once you get past that I have to take issue. Upon arrival I was told that I was upgraded to a better room but soon realized that I was not and brought that to their attention. Suffice to say I never heard back from them again. I also specifically requested a king size bed when making my reservation but was told when I got there that I got an Italian king which is nothing more than a queen. The bottom line is I didn't get the room I requested. We also had a lot of flies in our room as we had to keep the windows open as there was no air conditioning. Furthermore, I couldn't even open my shutters as otherwise there would have been no privacy. The food is good to very good but nothing truly special especially considering the price. In fact for dinner we waited at least 45 minutes between courses. The real disappointment was our last meal when we had a white truffle lunch. It ended up being 170 euros for a very disappointing meal of one course. Despite the truffles smelling fresh they had very little taste and should have passed on the meal. Big mistake.