Relais Il Falconiere
Our Relais feels like home because that's what it was built for. With 12 hectares of landscaped gardens, vineyards and olive groves, 2 swimming pools and a health spa. This is a tranquil Tuscan haven full of "Courtesy, Charm, Character, Calm, and Cuisine".
Website URL: http://www.ilfalconiere.it/
Relais Il Falconiere is four star luxury accommodation in a 17th century Tuscan villa in the countryside near Cortona.
But it is also so much more than this: a fine Michelin starred restaurant where guests can enjoy cooking lessons with the chef, a wine hotel courtesy of the Baracchi Winery, a Wellness Spa to destress, and a wonderful location for a wedding or family event.
Above all, what was once the home of famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli has now been completely transformed for a quality stay in Tuscany with characteristic old fashioned charm.
Choose from twenty two rooms divided by Classic, Deluxe, Junior Suites and Suite. Some are located in the antique home, others are attached to the villa's chapel, while the rest are situated in the old cottage. All are individually designed and have fabulous views of the famous Cortonese countryside.
The suites are very particular and include the Winery Suite, a family friendly suite where the children's room is in the loft, and the Wellness Suite, a room inside the Spa and 100% dedicated to your health.
Ristorante Il Falconiere is the stylish one star Michelin restaurant of the Relais Il Falconiere located near Cortona in the Tuscany countryside.
It is housed in the old lemon house of this 17th century villa within a stylish glass and wrought iron conservatory overlooking an outside panoramic dining terrace.
Considered one of the best in Tuscany, it is known for its dishes based on the culinary traditions of the zone.
Diners sit in three lovely rooms which include the main dining room with its vaulted ceilings which can accommodate up to 60 people, a more intimate 5 table room which can also be set up for with a single banquet table for 18 people, and the small clock room with just one table for an intimate meal.
The Locanda del Molino is typical charming Tuscany country accommodation situated near Cortona.
With just 8 romantic rooms and a wonderful rustic restaurant, it is perfect for a quiet getaway dedicated to great wine, great food and relaxation, as well as a base for discovering nearby Umbria.
The locanda is owned by the Baracchi family of the Relais Il Falconiere and what was once an olive pressing mill by the River Esse has been transformed with the same attention to detail with antique fabrics, four poster beds and traditional furniture.
Each room is air conditioned with a private bathroom with shower or hydromassage.
Look out for the Thesan Suite with its small sitting area and parquet floor. Classed as a four star hotel, Locanda del Molino also has a garden with private swimming pool and all modern comforts expected.
Welcome in my Kitchen! We could cook together to discover the authentic Tuscan cuisine, improving some recipes from the Tuscan Sun Cookbook…
I can share with you my experience and friendship with Frances and Ed Mayes as they join me on the cover of the book!
The recipes I propose are from the Tuscan cuisine, some of them specifically from Cortona and the Chiana Valley territory.
I select from our tradition and elaborate upon the recipes to make them possible using modern techniques and to make them palatable for modern tastes. My joy is to share with our aspirant chefs our history and our folklore.
The cooking classes are conducted under the supervision of owner and host Silvia Baracchi.
They take place in a kitchen especially dedicated to lessons and teaching, and you will be introduced to authentic recipes which are not too difficult to try again back home.
All participants in the cooking classes also take home an apron and recipe book.
Relais Il Falconiere near Cortona offers a romantic old style atmosphere for an intimate and exclusive Tuscany wedding reception, but with five star luxury accommodation and catering.
22 rooms and suites can cater for you and your guests and Il Falconiere also offers a Special Honeymoon Package which includes a wine tour and tasting.
But first your wedding ceremony.
GET MARRIED IN TUSCANY
Cortona has within its walls more than 20 charming and very important churches, as well as many small and enchanting churches and abbeys scattered around the countryside.
The City Hall civic room, covered with frescoes, overlooks the main square and can be civil alternative to a church wedidng.
In Relais Il Falconiere it is also possible to arrange a religious ceremony (not catholic) or a blessing in the privat chapel of the estate. It dates from the 17th century as is decorated with frescoes and paintings.
Below we highlight selected special offers at Relais Il Falconiere in Cortona, Tuscany.
APRIL 2013, A MONTH FOR GREAT OFFERS
RELAX AND REJUNVENATE IN THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE
• 3 nights in classic room
• 3 buffet breakfast
• 3 exclusive rituales by Officina Profumo Santa Maria Novella
€ 40,00 voucher for a tasting gourmand experience Aqua&Vapori Path
PACKAGE PRICE €729,00 - SPECIAL PRICE € 500,00
GOURMET EXPERIENCE BY THE CLASSIC TUSCAN TRADITION 3 nights in classic room
• 3 buffet breakfast
• 1 exclusive gourmet dinner at our starred Restaurant beverage included
• 1 traditional dinner at our Locanda beverage included Aqua&Vapori
PACKAGE PRICE € 595,00 - SPECIAL PRICE € 400,00
The Relais Il Falconiere & Thesan Spa is offering this relaxing day Brunch and Spa proposal on Sunday's to get you refreshed and fed well for the week ahead.
The cost of the Day Gourmet Spa is €95 per person and inlcudes the following:
- COURTESY SET: dressing gown, bath towel, sauna wrap, flip flops
- RELAX & BENESSERE: Water and Steam walk: sauna, Turkish bath, cromo shower, vitality pool, area relax
- RITUALES RELAX : Face or body treatment chosen from the Spa menu
- SUNDAY BRUNCH: savory pie, selection of salumi and artisan cheeses, first course, paté, fruit and desserts, soft drink, wine included