Subject: Tuscany question (Il Falconiere)

> Has anyone ever eaten or stayed at Locanda dell'Amorosa in Sinalunga? Or
>how about La Chiusa in Montefollonico? Or Il Falconiere in Cortona.

Two years ago I spent a few days at Il Falconiere, and it was the best part of our trip to Italy. We used it as the starting point for day trips by car through Tuscany, and ate several times at the excellent restaurant. But it was also great just to get up in the morning and sit on the terrace looking out over olive trees and farmland, and up at the hilltown of Cortona. The staff is very friendly and relaxed. There's just a small number of rooms, so it doesn't get crowded with guests, and the rooms all have an old-fashioned feel (frescos on the walls!) but modern amenities.

If you go, say hi to Otto the dog for me!

- Rich