May 18, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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
At Il Falconiere everything was so perfect that we still miss that place! Well organized, excellent restaurant, good wife, dreaming spa, perfect staff and beautiful landscape! a dream!! We really recommend it!
We cannot say enough fantastic things about Il Falconiere, and their wonderful staff. If you are looking for the chance to stay in a true country villa, but with all the services of an amazing small resort, this is the perfect find. Warm and relaxing, but with a beautiful restaurant for dinner, deck with views for lunch, spa, winery, and grounds. The rooms are truly one of a kind, and we had the suite next to the spa and loved it's high ceilings, stone walls, and views of the pool and vineyards. But what really makes the experience is you are visiting the Baracchi family estate as their guest. Sylvia teaches the cooking classes, Ricardo leads the wine tasting in the winery, and you get to share being part of their family. We spent four nights and wish we would have stayed a week. Everyone goes out of their way to make you feel at home, and our favorite is Anna who manages the guest experience and is so warm and friendly. You cannot do better in Tuscany than Il Falconiere!
DaveandLisaButler - Laguna Beach, California
My husband and I stayed for our honeymoon in Nov 2016. We thoroughly enjoyed our stayed but made sure to note that we had to make mention on trip advisor of how great our massages were!! The best we have ever had! If you make it here definitely get a massage. Activities :We did a cooking course and the wine tour which were both interesting and fun. Also went off on our own to Cortona which is a MUST ! Food: Goes without saying the food and wine in the Restaurant were top notch but a bit pricey! Con: we were lost when we got to the train station with no one there who spoke English to help us and no phone to use......took some time but we were finally picked by a driver who was organized by the hotel
annmarie147 - Dublin
There is so much to say it is impossible to know where to start. The setting is perfect, a mountainside is Tuscany. The historic buildings are updated and decorated in the classic Tuscan style with an eye for detail. The grounds are lush and so welcoming and peaceful. The views are spectacular and so romantic. And that's just the beginning. When we arrived, we had just spent a week in Rome and 3 days in Florence and were ready for a peaceful and slower pace. We thought we would venture out and visit some of the neighboring towns, we didn't. We were content to just enjoy the grounds, sit in the gardens, watch the olive picking and enjoy the spa and of course the food at the restaurant. The staff is fabulous and has been trained to truly offer a first class experience. This is the second Relais & Chateaux property we have visited and the standards of service are exemplary. They are professional with warmth and class. Don't miss the restaurant for dinner, but eat a very light lunch that day because you will want to have every course. Also, do the wine tasting tour, it has a great 'surprise' at the end that is quite fun!
twilliams17 - West Bloomfield MI
I was really looking forward to my stay at Il Falconiere, but was disappointed with the experience. We had booked a Junior Suite and upon check in were informed that it would not be available due to a problem in the property. They offered a Deluxe room and changed rooms the next day as promised. The rooms are in need of a lot of TLC. They are run down. The beds are not comfortable and the lighting was not appropriate. There were big bugs in our room and the electricity shut off twice when we turned on some lamps. The heat was on and could not be turned off and the rooms were uncomfortably hot. The staff was professional, but not very friendly. The Spa was understaffed and average. There were children playing and screaming in the Spa pool while we were doing our treatments, making it impossible to relax. On the positive side, Il Falconiere is a beautiful property located at a spectacular spot. It has a lot of character and old charm. The dinner at the Michelin starred restaurant was delicious as was breakfast.
mvinclan - Guaynabo, Puerto Rico