Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Old-fashioned Tuscan charm

  • Cookery school and wine tastings

  • Spa with natural products

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Free access to spa & a massage

Room upgrade (subject to availability)

Early check-in/ late check-out (subject to availability)

  • Offers

    Chic
    OFFER

    Food and Wine Package

    A 2 night package including a cooking experience, wine tour through the vineyards, lunch at the Michelin Star restaurant and dinner at “Locanda del Molino”.

    Chic
    OFFER

    Spa Treatments

    20% Off Spa Treatments when staying a minimum of 2 nights until 11 November 2018.
    Please quote 'Spa in Autumn offer' when booking.

  • Overview
    Introduction

    Overlooking miles of Tuscan countryside, Il Falconiere is an idyllic small boutique hotel in Cortona, Italy. Set on the Baracchi family estate, the hotel's 20 rooms are spread between the estate's old stone villa, the chapel, and the farmhouse.

    On site is Il Falconiere's Michelin-star restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious meal after a day of pampering in the Thesan Etruscan Spa. The Barrachi estate has produced wine for years, and we highly recommend tasting some of their delicious produce.

    This Chic Retreat is perfect for exploring the walled city of Cortona. Situated at the heart of the land of the Etruscans, it's a charming and striking medieval hilltop town, which is host to many cultural events throughout the year. The town is home to a famous archaeological museum (MAEC) and is full of little hidden squares and 'Vicoli' - there's always something to discover!

    Il Falconiere is an A-lister favourite, with celebrity guests that include Sofia Loren, Jeremy Irons, Frances Mayes (of "Under The Tuscan Sun" fame) and Paolo Rossi.


    Awards
    Il Falconiere Restaurant - 1 Michelin Star
    'Italia's Top Hotel', Travel & Leisure - 2007


    Host Story

    I decided to open Il Falconiere because the passion was in my genes, and this area is so beautiful. The beautiful Valdichiana valley has inspired me a lot, and I love to share what I know, to teach and talk about our traditions.  I want my guests to feel as if they are coming home, not just staying in a  hotel. I want them to enjoy the Tuscan life, and our soul. It is very important that this hotel is run by our family - by myself, my husband. I think that makes all the difference. 
     

    - Silvia Baracchi, Owner

    Read Silvia's full story here >

    Activities

    Love Tuscan food? Try out the estate's cookery school with lessons on traditional Tuscan and Cortonese cookery. Included in some courses are visits to wineries, wine tastings, and tours of the nearby Tuscan and Umbrian towns. If you would rather have someone else do the cooking while you sample the wines of the area, take the 6-day Grand Wine Tour.

    Art-lovers, have your hosts arrange you a fabulous cultural tour. If you like to shop then Arezzo is the place to go, with its designer boutiques and monthly antiques fair. You aren't too far from the designer outlets either, which are about 45 minutes away.

    There are also plenty of medieval towns and villages to visit during the day, including Cortona, Arezzo, Siena and Montepulciano. 

    For pampering, head to the Thesan Etruscan Spa which offers a range of treatments. Ancient relaxation techniques are combined with the finest treatment products, which are sourced from Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella, Florence's 800-year old perfumery and pharmacy.

    You can also relax by the outdoor pool, which overlooks the cypress trees and olive groves of the valley. For a romantic evening, take a dip in the atmospheric indoor pool by candlelight.

    Dining

    The Michelin-starred Il Falconiere Restaurant serves up delicious Tuscan and Cortonese cuisine. With several menus to choose from, including a vegetarian and a tasting menu, there is a wealth of dishes to whet your appetite. 'The Hunter' degustation menu is a special treat, incorporating wild game caught in the area and best enjoyed with a glass of their Ardito (which scored 94 on Wine Spectator).

    Meals can be served in the restaurant, the glass conservatory, or out on the terrace. For a truly romantic setting, we'd recommend dinner in the Little Clock Room which has just one table. Of course, no meal is complete without selecting a wine from the extensive cellar.

    Wake up to a mouthwatering breakfast buffet, which includes an array of sweet and salty tarts, cold cuts, cheese, lamp cooked eggs and other delicacies.

    Wonderfully presented and using the freshest of ingredients, the delicious offerings at Il Falconiere are sure to have you returning night after night. However, if you fancy heading out for a meal, there are plenty of places to dine out in the area.


  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • babysitting

    • bar

    • car parking

    • child friendly

    • gardens

    • hammam/steam room

    • pets allowed

    • restaurant

    • sauna

    • spa treatment room

    • swimming pool

    • weddings

    • WiFi/Internet

    • cooking course

  • Location
    Address

    Loc. San Martino a Bòcena n. 370, Cortona (Ar) 52044, Italy

    How to get there?

    By train:
    There are fast services (approx 2 hours) from Rome or 1 hour 15 minutes from Florence. Contact the hotel to arrange a transfer from the station. A taxi takes approximately 5 minutes.

    By car:
    Driving along the A1 highway in the stretch Florence - Rome, exit to Valdichiana. Just outside the exit take the highway E-45 towards Perugia and take the second exit to Cortona, you will find the village of Camucia then continue in the direction of Arezzo. Drive straight over the 3 roundabouts. At the 4th roundabout turn right and after 30 metres on your left you will find a small street between two big trees. Follow signs to "San Martino Bocena" and the green road signs of Il Falconiere.

    Nearest airport

    Perugia Airport is a 45 minute drive from the hotel (59 km)
    Florence Airport is a 1 hour 25 minute drive from the hotel (115 km)
    Pisa Airport is a 2 hour 10 minute drive from the hotel (185 km)
    Rome Fiumicino is a 2 hour 30 minute drive from the hotel (235 km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The 20 rooms at Il Falconiere are each individually decorated with rustic Tuscan fabrics and furnishings and boast wrought iron or four-poster beds, original antique furniture and frescoed walls. 

    Classic Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 Double bed
    25 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, bathrobe, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, rollaway bed, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, safety deposit box
    The hotel has five Classic Rooms, sleeping two, decorated in the style of a noble Tuscan family home. Each room comes with a €20 voucher to use in the Spa, and a complimentary mini-bar complete with sweet home-made cookies and a bottle of water. You will also receive a letter of welcome from the owner.
    Classic Room

    Deluxe room

    Max 3 guests
    1 Double bed
    30 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, shower, telephone, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, safety deposit box
    The nine Deluxe rooms, sleeping up to three, are relaxing and restful. Expect traditional Tuscan decor, blended with modern facilities. The room comes with a complimentary €30 voucher to use in the Spa, and a complimentary mini-bar stocked with delicious home-made cookies and a bottle of water. Guests will also receive a letter of welcome from the owner. Cot-bed available on request (extra charge may apply).
    Deluxe room

    Junior Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 Double bed
    40 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, bathrobe, bathtub/shower combination, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, jacuzzi, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, bathtub, terrace, safety deposit box
    The four Junior Suites, sleeping up to three, are beautifully decorated in a traditional Tuscan style. Each room is unique, located across various parts of the hotel, such as the cottage, near the chapel or, our favourite, right next to the spa. As well as a €40 voucher to use in the spa, they have a luxurious jacuzzi, and a complimentary mini-bar stocked with sweet home-made cookies, a seasonal fruit selection, and a bottle of water. Newspapers and a letter of welcome from the owner are also provided. Cot-bed available on request (extra charge may apply).
    Junior Suite

    Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed
    55 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, bathtub/shower combination, connecting rooms, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, jacuzzi, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, terrace, safety deposit box
    In the two Suites, sleeping up to three, the details make the difference. Each is styled with Tuscan decor, including arched doorways, beautiful rugs and light fabrics. They also have a complimentary mini-bar, a bottle of wine produced on the estate, Profuma Ambiente SMN, Nespresso coffee, sweet home-made cookies, a seasonal fruit selection, newspapers, bottle of water, and an owner's letter of welcome. Guests are also provided with a €30 voucher to use in the Spa. Cot-bed available on request (extra charge may apply).
    Suite

    Executive Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 Double bed
    60 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, bathtub/shower combination, connecting rooms, family room, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, jacuzzi, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, terrace, safety deposit box
    The two Executive Suites, sleeping up to three, exude beauty and harmony. They have a truly Tuscan atmosphere, furnished with beiges, browns and blues. The Suites have two bathrooms, as well as a complimentary mini-bar, Profuma Ambiente SMN, Nespresso coffee, sweet home-made cookies, a seasonal fruit selection, newspapers, bottle of water, and an owner's letter of welcome. Guests are also supplied with a bottle of Metodo Classico and a €50 voucher to use in the spa. Cot-bed available on request (extra charge may apply).
    Executive Suite

    Winery Master Suite

    Max 6 guests
    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds
    100 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, family room, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, shower, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, terrace, safety deposit box
    The Winery Master Suite, sleeping four, is the most luxurious of all the suites and rooms. With stunning views of the vineyards, the suite is rich in beauty and elegance. Expect beamed ceilings, spacious rooms, and hanging drapes. It also has two bathrooms, as well as a complimentary mini bar, Profuma Ambiente SMN, Nespresso coffee, sweet home-made cookies, a seasonal fruit selection, newspapers, bottle of water, and an owner's letter of welcome. Guests are also supplied with a bottle of Metodo Classico and a €50 voucher to use in the spa. Cot-beds available on request (extra charge may apply).
    Winery Master Suite
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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation occurs less than 14 days prior to arrival, 50% of total amount will be charged.

    In the case of a no show, 100% of the total amount will be charged. 

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 14:00

    Check-out time: 12:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    All pets allowed. Fee is $0

    There is a special welcome for pets in your room

    Please note

    The spa welcomes guests from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
    Please reserve your treatments in advance

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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)