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Hotel Relais Il Falconiere - Luxury holidays to Tuscany

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  • About this holiday

    The Relais Il Falconiere is a spa hotel that also prides itself on its excellent Michelin-starred restaurant and cuisine. Best suited to those looking for a relaxing break and a gastronomic insight into the Tuscan lifestyle, this hotel offers cooking classes with the owner, and tours and tasting sessions among the hotel's own vineyards. Housed in a 17th century villa, with phenomenal views across the Etruscan hills and Cortona, this building is as rich in history as it is in culture.

    The journey and how you get there


    Complimentary Wi-Fi, private parking, soft drinks in minibar, and access to the Thesan Spa's steam room, sauna, emotional shower and hydromassage pool.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Pisa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Double Room
    From £1560 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.


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    Our opinion

    Relais Il Falconiere is traditional, charming and has a superb restaurant.

    Hotel description

    The delightful Relais Il Falconiere is the result of a true labour of love on the part of the owners Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi. Once the home of the Italian poet Antonio Guadagnoli, the palazzo dates back to the 1600s and many original features have been carefully preserved, such as the frescoed walls in the little private chapel in the grounds and the antique furniture dotted throughout the hotel. Relais Il Falconiere stands in utter peace and tranquillity; surrounded by a garden of cypress trees and horse-chestnuts it faces the countryside of eastern Tuscany and the green valley of Val di Chiana. Its spacious bedrooms are situated either in the main building or in a neighbouring smaller villa about 150 metres away, and each room has beautiful traditional furniture such as wrought iron four-poster beds and ornate lampstands. Each villa has an outdoor swimming pool. A highlight of any stay at the Relais Il Falconiere is the cuisine; the original dishes created here are personally supervised by Silvia Baracchi and served in the elegant restaurant, with one Michelin star, on two floors. Alternatively, guests can dine on the wonderful outside terrace from May to September. The Relais Il Falconiere has its own vineyard and wine tasting tours are available from the end of October until April. The hotel also boasts an elegant and fascinating spa called the Thesan Etruscan Spa using natural products based on olives and grapes. The Relais Il Falconiere is ideally located for trips to both Tuscany and Umbria.


    Localita San Martino, near Cortona, Tuscany

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    23 March to 3 November

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport

    Florence, Pisa, Rome, Perugia

    Room types

    Hotel Relais Il Falconiere offers 22 rooms with air-conditioning, WiFi, hairdryer, satellite television, safe, telephone and mini-bar. Extra beds can be added to some rooms on request.
    Classic double or twin
    Deluxe double or twin
    Junior Suite
    Executive Suite
    Winery Master Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    One star Michelin Restaurant with panoramic terrace, Winery, Two swimming pools open May to September, Bar, Terrace, Garden, Lift, Room service, Baby-sitting, Complimentary parking, Cookery courses and wine tours, Thesan Etruscan Spa with complimentary access to the steam room, sauna, emotional shower and hydromassage pool. Various experiences can be arranged such as wine tastings, hunting, mountain biking, Falconry course, Yoga and Golf. Weddings can be arranged.

    Water sports

    Sailing on Trasimeno Lake (private lessons available).

    Land sports

    Mountain biking, trekking, riding, yoga, and golf.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The walled Etruscan hilltown of Cortona, Perugia, Arezzo and Lake Trasimeno. 

    Sports nearby

    Walking, Ellera golf course (18-hole), Riding, Tennis.


    Children are welcome and those 11 years or younger stay free on a B&B basis. Babysitting is available on request. The restaurant has a kids' menu, and numerous activities are available at the hotel, including cookery classes, the educational lessons of the Teaching Farm, creative arts and crafts classes, and photography sessions lead by a professional.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


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