Holiday Season Opening 2016!

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Ancora del Chianti is ready for 2016 your country holidays in Tuscany!
Laura and Filippo await for you with pleasure!
Ready for enjoying….and helping?

So much to do and so much to organise before the guests arrive at Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany…. This year Laura and the staff will delight you with new recipes for home baked cakes, new areas in the garden for relaxing and admiring the view, and a charming venue for painting, yoga and creative writing in Tuscany.

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Our friends from restaurants, farm and castles are ready for offering the best of the Tuscan cuisine with cooking classes and cooking lessons for traditional Tuscany meals, together with best wines and other products from the region. Take your time for indulging yourself in a wine tour with tasting and olive oil tour while planning your holidays in Chianti.

Chianti Vineyards in the morning

For art lovers, Tuscany is the perfect place. Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and many more cities to visit. In addition, Ancora del Chianti B&B offers painting and art classes for landscape painting in Tuscany and still life lesson en plein air and in studio. The studio is also ready for hosting art and painting workshops for a an unfortgettable Tuscany experience.

BOOK NOW your holiday with us!

Winner of Photo Contest 2015



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THE WINNER OF PHOTO CONTEST 2015 is
Mr. Anders from Sweden, with:
“Ancora del Chianti B&B: your place for living passions

Our congratulations to Anders,
who wins 2 complementary nights at  Ancora del Chianti B&B in 2016.

This picture testify an unexpected and amazing moment of last year when
our guest Mikael took his accordion and started playing in the garden:

and immediately…….Filippo joined with the trumpet.

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Life experiences are made by
the people you meet and the passions you share.

Thanks to Mikael (…and all our guest!)
to make it happen at Ancora del Chianti B&B!

We also thank the other partecipants
for their kind contributions of photos about the B&B and their Visit in Tuscany:
have a look to all the entries on our Flickr Page.

And the video winner is coming soon….stay tuned!

Waiting in Tuscany from Springtime 2016!

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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.

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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