Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun - BEST SELLER
Featured on NBC Extra's Mansions & Millionaires, September 2014.
Located just three kilometers from the historical city of Cortona, famous for its hidden treasures and gorgeous landscapes, Il Falconiere is a small, luxury hotel in the heart of Tuscany. Within easy reach of Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Siena, and not far from Orvieto and Florence, Il Falconiere puts you in the heart of Italy.
The hotel’s 22 bedrooms and suites are decorated individually and boast amazing views over the vineyards and the olive groves. The simple combination of antique furnishings and magnificent fabrics creates a scene of timeless elegance and comfort. Each bedroom is individually designed and decorated by your hosts to give it a unique feel. The estate also boasts a famed 1* Michelin restaurant, a beautiful spa, and of course the Baracchi Winery, run by your host Riccardo.
Il Falconiere was for many generations the Baracchi family house before being made into a luxury hotel. The owners, Riccardo and Silvia Baracchi, manage the property and personally take care of the guests, giving the hotel a warm and inviting atmosphere, like staying at a friend’s gorgeous, sumptuous villa.
Learn to cook traditional Tuscan recipes with Chef-Owner Silvia Baracchi, or one of the other restaurant chefs. This is a cooking school experience for students of all levels, but the kitchen is located in a charming house, where you can relax while getting to know the cuisine of the region. After making delicious bread, delectable starters and main courses, and enticing desserts, enjoy what you've created in a beautiful dining room. Il Falconiere Cooking School will increase your natural love for food and provide you with the skills you need to translate this love into beautiful and imaginative cuisine, even once you return home.