After traveling to Rome and the Cinque Terra, we arrived in the evening to La Falconara in Montepulciano where we were welcomed by Alex and Ingrid who so kindly had ready for us a warm Panini and a couple slices of pizza knowing we’d be hungry after a long day of driving from La Spezia. This definitely painted the picture of the hospitality we experienced throughout our 6 days at La Falconara. We stayed in the apartment “Archi” and when we walked in we were amazed by the architecture of the old farmhouse with its brick “arches” and quaint warm décor. We were also welcomed with a nice flower arrangement and an enticing plate of fruit along with the essentials for an Italian breakfast, Alex’s famous Olive Oil and a stack of information and suggestions in touring the Tuscan hill towns. With La Falconara being only about a 5 minute drive to Montepulciano, it was the perfect location and central to touring other hill towns. Everyday Alex provided us with suggestions on where to go and things to not miss. Be sure to tap into his wealth of information, its priceless! One of our most memorable days at La Falconara was when we decided to spend the day relaxing and picnicing out by the pool, enjoying the well-kept grounds and beautiful scenery of the Tuscan hills and vineyards. Our perfect day ended with Alex and his daughter Francesca showing us how to make a Bolognese sauce. We had a wonderful Italian dinner with Alex, Ingrid and Francesca in The Cantinello beautifully set by Ingrid. It was a very special evening getting to know our new friends and enjoying Alex’s wine, and we even tried Cow Tongue! Our wish was to experience “La Dolce Vita” in Italy, Alex and Ingrid granted our wish beyond our expectations. We have wonderful memories of our stay and will be back to add to those memories.
- 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. 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