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!

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
for PHOTOS and VIDEOS

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.

GOOD LUCK!

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 .

BUONA FORTUNA!

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!

Wine Expo Chianti Classico 2014

Wine Expo 2014 in Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Wine Expo 2014 in Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Today 11th September 2014 the Mayors of the 8 Municipalieties of Chianti Classico ( Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Barberino Val d’Elsa, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Castelnuovo Berardenga)  officially opened the Wine Expo 2014 in the beautiful square of Greve in Chianti.

Amongst the beautiful things to do in Tuscany, what I always recommend to my guests staying at Ancora del Chianti B&B is paying a visit to the wine farm and meet the wine makers personally. So coming to Greve in Chianti for the Wine Expo in Greve in Chianti is a must that you cannot miss! Take a look in the map of Tuscany and you will discover that Greve in Chianti is right in the middle of Tuscany between Florence and Siena.

Even if you are spending your Tuscany holidays in a hotel in Florence, or in a bed and breakfast in Siena, spending lazy days in agriturismo in the South of Tuscany or touring on your Italy vacations, after day tour in Siena, San Gimignano Pisa and Lucca, trips to Cortona, Cinque Terre, Florence tours with museums, monument and shopping, take some time for yourself and enjoy the most amazing wine tasting with the most young, passionate (…and beautiful !) wine producers of Chianti.

Sabina and Julia of Sagrona Wine Farm - Greve In Chianti -  Tuscany

Sabina and Julia of Sagrona Wine Farm - Greve In Chianti - Tuscany

Grape Harvest with Nello, Sabina, Julia and family at Sagrona Farm of Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Grape Harvest with Nello, Sabina, Julia and family at Sagrona Farm of Greve in Chianti - Tuscany

Have your first wine tasting at Sagrona Farm of Greve in Chianti and meet charming Sabina and Julia – not sisters but mother and daughter. The vineyards are located just above the beautiful square of Greve in Chianti and there Nello, the grandfather is the boss! Producers of Chianti Classico Wine, Extra Vergin Olive Oil and Iris Roots. Ready for emotions now? Pay a visit to the new on line shop and visit the website: you will thank Malcom for the impressive pictures of Chianti!
Federico of Caparsa Organic Farm - Radda in Chianti - Tuscany

Federico of Caparsa Organic Farm - Radda in Chianti - Tuscany

Paolo Cianferoni -  Iconic Caparsa's Owner and Wine Maker

Paolo Cianferoni - Iconic Caparsa's Owner and Wine Maker

Then stop at Caparsa Farm with Federico, son of Paolo Cianferoni, iconic organic wine maker of Radda in Chianti, one of the first organic wineries in Italy. Caparsa Farm confirms the special Slow Food Association award in the Slow Wine Guide 2015. We invite you to take day trips from Florence, Siena or all Tuscany now to meet Paolo who offers regular wine tours in the cellar dating back to the 17th century and you will experience the taste of centuries of passion for wine! And do not miss Doccio a Matteo Riserva 2004 still available on line!

Emanuele and Federico of Frantoio Pruneti Tuscany Olive Oil

Emanuele and Federico of Frantoio Pruneti Tuscany Olive Oil

Gionni and Paolo Pruneti of Frantoio Pruneti in San Polo in Chianti

Gionni and Paolo Pruneti of Frantoio Pruneti in San Polo in Chianti

Last but not least Emanuele and Federico, smart young gentlemen presenting Chianti wine of Azienda Agricola Pruneti but not only….because …Chianti is not only good wine but also top quality exta vergin olive oil and expertise. Gionni and Paolo, brothers and owners of Pruneti Farm are world recognised experts on olive oil and we invite you to have an educational tasting at their olive press in San Polo in Chianti. During your Tuscany wine tours, learn about the extravirgin olive oil with a sensorial analysis at Pruneti’s Press and ship your green gold of Tuscany home! Here you will be introduced you to the secret of the best olive oil combining with a light lunch and …good wine of course!
"Attraroba" Band at Wine Expo Chianti Classico of Greve in Chianti

"Attraroba" Band at Wine Expo Chianti Classico of Greve in Chianti

And now everybody enjoy the music of “Attraroba” Brass Street Band: have fun!

The Wine Expo Chianti Classico 2014 is open untill Sunday 14th September.

If you will not make this time, make sure you will be here for
Wine Expo Chianti Classico 2015!!

See all the pictures on our Flickr Page

Ancora B&B wins TA Certificate of Excellence 2014

 

Thanks to our guests’ review, we are proud to announce that
Ancora del Chianti B&B and the staff win Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.

Can’t wait to show the plate in the new reception…coming soon!