Recently my wife Lorri and I were looking to celebrate our retirement with a Tuscan vacation. I looked on-line at many places and it was hard to determine which one to choose until I came to La Falconara. Having read about so many places they all try to sell you on their property but the thing that stood out about LaFalconara was the passionate way that the owner Alex described Tuscany. It was almost poetic and even though his place was available for only one of the three weeks that we needed he helped us procure accommodations elsewhere encouraging us to savor the beauty that Tuscany had to offer. We stayed at LaFalconara for one week and it was easy to see the inspiration for Alex's passion. The place is an oasis off the beaten path where one immediately feels like they are guests in the home of longtime friends. Alex and Ingrid take great pride in the little details that make you both welcome and comfortable and they succeed brilliantly. I think that, with his broad smiling face,bushy eye brows and seemingly limitless fountain of Tuscan experiences wisely dispensed (shared) to match your individual desires,that Alex has named his place after the the wrong bird. But then I realized that the name is probably more a reflection of the grace and elegance that Ingrid brings to her role as hostess. After a lifetime of work we had the vacation of a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The privileged and strategic geographic location of the La Falconara, very close to Montepulciano in central South Eastern Tuscany, permits you to visit the many marvellous places on day trips (Pienza, San Quirico, Cortona, Arezzo, Montalcino, Perugia, Siena, Firenze). During your stay at La Falconara, we offer you plenty of material regarding suggestions and itineraries, the "secret roads", guides and maps to the towns and cities. Including information (and the reservations) to the many Thermal Baths and Beauty Centres. Plus our restaurant recommendations. Encircled by the gorgeous hills of the province of Siena, our guests can tour our many world renowned wineries that produce only Estate Grown Wines, the prince of which is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. You can visit them on your own or you can enjoy an incredible fun wine tasting tour excursion with your host Alex, a very personal and knowledgeable tour organizer. Amusements and Comforts of La Falconara:- An attractive swimming pool (60 mt2), with a beautiful view (shallow part is 1,20 mt or 4 ft. deep)- Bocce field - Barbecue area, with tables and benches, which can be lit by night - Old wood oven- Kites, badminton, mountain bikes - Children's playground (toboggan and swing). We are pet friendly: your dog is welcome! ... more less