The Relais & Chateaux The Falconer & Spa is nestled in the Tuscan countryside in the immediate vicinity of Cortona, a land rich in history and traditions. Cortona is the cradle of Etruscan history and has a number of fine examples of his noble origin, as the massive walls unique in the world and the center of the city a museum - the MAEC - with a section Etruscan incomparable. Earth queen of food and wine, this part of Tuscany - Cortona and Valdichiana - offers food and wine lovers the best of what you could want. "I love intimate hotel with a strong personality and Baldelli, with its precious vineyards, it is high on my personal list. The restaurant takes me back to the roots of this land, despite its innovative cuisine "admits Frances Mayes, author of the famous book" Under The Tuscan Sun ".
The passion for cooking and the welcome was always important for Silvia Regi Baracchi, current owner of the facility with her husband Richard, and hence the decision to transform the old family villa. A careful and respectful restoration has made this home a relay with elegant, unique and special preserving the intimacy of an old manor house with a view of the hills of Cortona. The Falconer was born in 1989 from the passion of the Baracchi family kitchen. Creativity and dedications of its chefs, the dishes of Falconer born to turn emotion in diners, beginning with the choice of exceptional ingredients, unique, from the territory, km0. Cooking then have to bring out the aromas typical Tuscan decisively and very pleasant, and finally, the presentation must entice and intrigue the more experienced diner, but also those who seek simplicity in dishes: dishes that give pleasure and continuity, but also portions that give satisfaction for their quality, quantity and chromaticity.
To pay tribute to this land then there are the wines. Many unique wines that express the passion and sensitivity of Richard, the pure authentic elegance of the terroir, the size of its aristocratic fragrance, creaminess deep and pleasant flavors that continue to grow for many years. Only three wines are part of the Doc Cortona and are made with the same techniques of vinification and aging: Emery Syrah, Merlot and Emery Emery Sangiovese vinified in purity where the varietal aromas are recognizable and to their maximum expression.
Underlying all this little world is the desire to be the spark that ignites an emotion: a recipe by delicate aromas and persistent, a special decoration and unique landscape that leaves you stunned and breathless, the warm reception that makes you feel part of the place ... all this will take you to the primordial feeling of pleasure. A simple story, made of dreams and of people, this is the Baldelli Relais & Spa.