A four-star luxury retreat nestled in the countryside surrounding Cortona, Relais Il Falconiere is a luxury boutique property lovingly owned by Silvia, Riccardo and Benedetto Baracchi, a family of artisanal vintners that have been producing fine Sangiovese, Syrah and Trebbiano wines since 1860. A quintessential Tuscan villa dating back to the 17th century, Il Falconiere was once the residence of the poet Antonio Guadagnoli and remains a bastion of tranquility and sophisticated countryside charm, welcoming guests into the ambiance of yesteryear with special touches like original frescoes, period furnishings and regional textiles, while showcasing a lush landscape of manicured gardens set against a backdrop of vineyards, olive groves, and the surrounding Cortona countryside.
Located on an estate comprised of 12 hectares of land, Il Falconiere’s grounds are as alluring as the magnificent original structures that make up the guest rooms, restaurant and common spaces of the hotel. Completely restored to embody the spirit of a Tuscan country villa, the hotel offers a total of 22 exquisite guest rooms and suites thoughtfully outfitted with the most modern of fixtures and elegantly refined trimmings, while individually designed to be unique. The hotel’s premium amenities include two swimming pools and the Etruscan Thesan Spa, a full service spa and wellness center that invites guests to relax and rejuvenate within their therapeutic steam room, sauna, aromatherapy shower and hydromassage pool with chromotherapy.
A keystone of the complete Il Falconiere experience is to dine at its Michelin-starred restaurant, uniquely contained within the property’s antique lemon storehouse. With a menu featuring the freshest local ingredients and honoring the flavors of the Tuscan kitchen, the hotel’s restaurant pairs estate wines with triumphant culinary offerings, which can be enjoyed within its classically elegant dining room or al fresco on the outdoor dining terrace.