“Among Tuscany’s best hotels, the civilised Falconiere has sweeping views over the Valdichiana. Beautifully furnished bedrooms are housed in the main villa or various outbuildings; grounds are delightful. The Michelin-starred restaurant moves from the old limonaia on to a romantic terrace in summer.”
Written by Nicky Swallow
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Say BUONGIORNO to the hundreds of little birds who join you during our delicious breakfast on the terrace, ready – then – to enjoy open air activities such as horse riding or mountain biking along roman paths crossing the hill. Stop somewhere to have lunch by our “CHICNIC” a starred picnic by our Chef Richard. When – tired but happy – you decide to come back home, our Spa will embrace your body and your senses with exclusive rituals of wellness. And last but not least say BUONANOTTE to the moon over the dining terrace. It’s one of our perfect days at Il Falconiere
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Close to Cortona, which is at the heart of Etruscan history, and also close to the border with Umbria and Lake Trasimeno, Il Falconiere is located in a charming, typical medieval Tuscan town. There are many cultural events held throughout the year, a famous museum, and many little hidden squares and "vicoli" which give the town a charming but mysterious appeal.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Baked cakes and pastries, local artisanal cheese and salami, organic fruit and vegetables and the best seasonal ingredients to start a perfect day in Tuscany
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Il Falconiere Restaurant shines its Michelin Star since 2002. Our Group offers two other restaurants: one in the countryside -Locanda del Molino Bib Gourmand Michelin, plus Bottega Baracchi in the centre of Cortona.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
We have 22 charming rooms inspired by local artisans; frescoed walls, antique furniture, iron or four-poster beds and woven fabrics combine soft and relaxing colours. Whatever type of holiday you are having, all rooms offer refined simplicity, typical of the most important Tuscan houses and the picturesque view of the landscape of the countryside of Cortona is always at your front door.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
A special welcome for our VILP – very important little person – including special meals and activities, baby sitting service on request. Extra beds can be provided and are free for children up to the age of 12.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Il Falconiere & Spa is a very special place, it’s a Tuscan family story, it’s a dream and today, 25 years after its inauguration, Il Falconiere, along with a Michelin star restaurant, a wine resort and exclusive SPA, is a small world of charm suspended in time, that has preserved the simplicity of two youths in love with a dream, from which a wonderful story has been created.”