Accommodation options here include rooms in an 18th-century villa, suites in the chiesetta (chapel, or little church), or for more seclusion, Le Vigne del Falco suites at the far end of the property. Husband-and-wife team Riccardo and Silvia Baracchi run the show, serving an almost exclusively American and British clientele. Their restaurant's inventive seasonal menu includes pici alla carbonara con lo zafferano di Centoia e pancetta croccante (homemade thick spaghetti with carbonara sauce), over which, if your heart desires, you can add shaved white truffles. Cooking classes and guided wine tastings are available, and a small shop sells estate-produced olive oil and wine.
Località San Martino 370, 3 km (1½ mile) north of Cortona, Cortona, 52044, Italy
Nov 14, 2007
Stayed in one of this inn's "villa" rooms. Better stated as a farmhouse. Location is beautiful, but that's it. There are ten rooms with two hundred year old double doors in this farmhouse. Skeleton keys and rickety doors wake you up the entire night. No privacy, can hear people talk, cough and go to bathroom. At $270E($400U.S.D.) this was terrible. Snobby owners as well! Interior linen old.
Dec 14, 2006
My husband and I happened upon Il Falconiere 8 years ago while driving through Cortona, and we've made a point of going back every year. Hands down, it's our favorite place in all of Italy. The owners Riccardo and Silvia are charming and gracious, and it's wonderful to be greeted as family every time we return. We've stayed in every type of room category, but our favorite it the junior suite to the left of the chapel. The only thing that has changed
through the years has been the amount of demanding Americans who don't appreciate the wonderful slower pace of Italy!