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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN: IL FALCONIERE

 

Il FalconiereIn a village surrounded by vineyards, Il Falconiere  is a XVII century Tuscan villa, transformed into a place of charm: it gathers a stylish hotel,  a health farm that employs local products and a restaurant placed in the old lemon-greenhouse.

Silvia and Riccardo Bracchi  are the Patrons of this warm and unique Italian hospitality. Silvia is the female pride of Il Falconiere: as she starts to cook, she gains one Michelin star. Riccardo is committed to wines and to welcoming the guests. He creates the only Brut Rosé Classico in Italy: Sangiovese in purity. Sitting at their restaurant and tasting their menu with the Tuscan tradition dishes, accompanied by the wines of the family cellar, is indeed an experience. A cuisine that interprets its region in its greatest expression: local products, kitchen garden vegetables and own production oil. You should have a try! Among the regular customers of Il Falconiere we can find Frances Mayes, a woman writer who, around the Etruscan walls of Cortona, has found inspiration for all her best sellers: from Under the Tuscan Sun to the most recent The Tuscan Sun Cookbook.

Cortona, 600 metres above the sea level and an open view up to the tops of Mount Amiata. Piazza della Repubblica, with the Palazzo Comunale and the maze of streets and shops around are the beating heart of the town. Yet, we should clamber up the narrow alleyways in order to enjoy its quiet and seducing atmosphere as well as the most suggestive and hidden corners. We recommend to visit the Museo Diocesano, with the painting  on wood of the Annunciation by Beato Angelico, but also the Maec (museum of the Etrurian  Academy and of the town of Cortona) And if you visit the town in the month of September, you will come upon Cortonantiquaria, a large National antiques market exhibition.

 

 

Relais Il Falconiere (Relais & Châteaux)

loc. S. Martino 370, Cortona (Ar)

tel. 0575.61267

ilfalconiere.it

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