Values and sustainability

The relais


Sustainable practices, green certifications, and organic farming projects

Among the values we promote, sustainability plays an essential role. As a cornerstone of the Relais & Châteaux manifesto, it's the main inspiration in our daily operations. Zero Waste Hotel certification, studies on 100% renewable energy, green initiatives, and organic farming projects are just some of the sustainable practices adopted at our Relais.

Food for Change

Our commitment in the social, economic, and environmental fields continues in the kitchen with the Food for Change campaign and participation in World Ocean’s Day. The farm is transitioning to organic, a great passion of Riccardo Baracchi now passed on to Benedetto.

Organic production

32 hectares of vineyards and 6 of olive groves ensure the production of high-quality wine and oil. The farm life harmoniously integrates with top-level hospitality.

Casa di famiglia Baracchi Il Falconiere
Oliveti biologici Il Falconiere
Veduta piscina relais Il Falconiere

Art of hospitality

Villa di San Martino

Villa di San Martino, immersed in the picturesque Tuscan landscape, joined Relais & Châteaux in 1997, confirming its expert art of hospitality and gastronomy, being unique and authentic.

Each hospitality structure is the result of intense historical, architectural, and landscape restoration, enhancing the territory for guests and future generations. The restaurant involves many local producers, sharing the same ethical and sustainable philosophy with Il Falconiere.

Ingresso Villa San Martino Il Falconiere

L’art de vivre

Relais & Chateaux

Relais & Châteaux, founded in 1954, is an association of 580 charming hotels and exceptional restaurants managed by independent owners, Maîtres de Maison, and chefs, sharing a passion for their work and the desire to establish authentic connections with their guests.

Present worldwide, the Relais & Châteaux collection is an invitation to discover the art de vivre characteristic of each culture and to share a journey to the roots of unique human stories, aiming to protect, keep alive, and value the richness and diversity of cuisines and hospitality traditions globally.

Il Falconiere is an essential stop on the Route du Bonheur.

In November 2014, Relais & Châteaux presented a Manifesto to UNESCO, underscoring the commitment to preserve local and environmental heritage.