Waiting in Tuscany from Springtime 2016!


Laura and new plants for Ancora del Chianti B&B

Laura is preparing a new live (green!) show
in the garden of Ancora del Chianti – Ecofriendly B&B in Tuscany.

Waiting for you with pleasure for your holidays
starting from March 2016!


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Winner of Photo Contest 2014 now at Ancora!

Winner of Photo Contest 2014 at Ancora del Chianti

Winner of Photo Contest 2014 at Ancora del Chianti

What a pleasure welcoming Alexandre with Louise from Lyon (F), our talented winner of Photo Contest 2014 during his complimentary stay at Ancora del Chianti B&B!

During his first visit in Tuscany of last year, he used to have breakfast on the terrace and leave home with all the equipment for open air landscape painting: tripode, chair and colours! He was all over in Tuscany and painted and sketched impressive sceneries of Chianti, Florence, Siena and Colle Val d’Elsa and San Gimignano choosing different time of the day for special light effects. He was able to experiment the whole range of Tuscan famous landscape in summer: hilltowns and buildings, vineyards, sunflower fields and forests with easy daytrips from the B&B. He really experienced how a painting holiday in Tuscany can be overwhelming and…. his beautiful artworks can testify.

This time he brought a super special gift from home: a painting he did last year during his first stay as sketch and he has been working on during springtime.  Now it is a beautiful painting of Santo Stefano in Campoli Church near Quattro Strade on the way to San Casciano Val di Pesa. I love the quick yet precise strokes and brown / burgundy shades. It is now in the reception for everybody to admire…and for my everyday delight!

Alex, Louise with Alessandra

Alex, Louise with Alessandra in front of the studio

We all thank Alexandre for his talent and generosity and find him here with Alessandra in the sun light right in front of the studio while having breakfast on the panoramic terrace.

Waiting for you to admire all this by real at Ancora del Chianti B&B !

BOOK NOW your holidays in Tuscany and you too can partecipate to the Photo and Video Contest 2015!

Audaces iuvat fortuna! Fortune favours the bond!

Fly Traps for Sustainable Good Olive Oil

Instructions for fly traps

Instructions for fly traps

Today is a special day at Ancora del Chianti – Eco-Friendly B&B in Tuscany. Our family is preparing sustainable fly traps in order to protects the new olives from the dangerous flies that distroyed most of the olives last year and obliges us to use 2013 olive oil. In coherence with our enviromentally conscius lifestyle we decided not to use pesticide that can be dangerous for people and other insects. After a lot of consideration the Boss – Filippo – finds the good recipe!

You need: used plastic bottles, yarn, vinegar and honey. That’s it! Prepare bottles with holes and yarn, mix in a container with the help of a young volunteer and put in the bottle.

Young Volonteer

Young Volonteer – Cesare

The hole in the bottle - the traps ready

The hole in the bottle – the traps is ready

Go in the olive grove and ma ke sure every olive tree has one.

Distributing the bottles

Distributing the bottles

Hang properly on a branch and……good luck!

Good Luck!

Good Luck!

More Pictures on our Flickrs Page

Photo & Video Contest 2015

Colle Val D’Elsa, Tuscany. Photo by Alexandre (F), Photo Contest Winner 2014

Ancora del Chianti B&B is proud to launch
the NEW CONTEST for 2015

Will YOU be the next winner? …why not!

It’s easy: come for a visit and follow the instructions!

Regulation for 2015:
Submitted photos and videos must recreate/explain the “Perfect Moment” of your holiday in Tuscany during your stay at Ancora del Chianti or your moment of fun. We offer 2 complementary nights at our B&B to the winner, valid within season 2016. Entry is free and all levels of expertise are welcome. We only require a formal releasing that by entering the competition you agree to allow us to use the photos on our blog, FB page and website and in promotional or commercial material of any kind with full name and full address. Photos must be sent in JPG format to info@ancoradelchianti.it and as the videos, must arrive within Nov 8 2015 with the formal releasing.


Regolamento 2015:
Le foto e i video inviati devono rappresentare/descrivere il “Momento Perfetto” durante le vostre vacanze in Toscana all’Ancora del Chianti o un momento divertente. Al vincitore offriamo 2 notti gratuite presso il bed and breakfast entro il 2016. La partecipazione è gratuita e aperta a tutti previa liberatoria formale nella quale si autorizza alla eventuale pubblicazione sui nostri siti e all’eventuale utilizzo delle foto per fini promozionali e/o commerciali con il nome completo, indirizzo e telefono. Foto da inviare in formato JPG a info@ancoradelchianti.it e i video sono da inviare entro il 8 Novembre 2015 insieme alla liberatoria .


See here all the Entries to previous editions

Qui tutte le Foto delle passate edizioni

Ancora del Chianti’s Photo Contest Winner 2014

Tuscan Harmony

Tuscan Harmony by Alexandre (F)

The Winner of Photo Contest 2014 is…
…Mr. Alexandre from France, with:
“TUSCAN HARMONY: breathe and let your soul fly”

Our congratulations to Alexandre,
who wins 2 complementary nights at Ancora del Chianti B&B in 2015.

Thank you Alexandre for this dynamic and still peaceful atmosphere.
I can’t take my eyes out of every little detail of the landscape
yet amazed by the sense of harmony and unity of the general composition.
We hope everybody can feel it soon, seeing that by real,
during their stay at Ancora del Chianti B&B!

Our Special Thanks also to the other partecipants
for their kind contributions on Ancora del Chianti B&B and Tuscany Visit.

Have a look to all the entries on our Flickr Page.
Have Fun!