Midnight Summer Dream in Chianti


Wild White Lilies and View at Ancora del Chianti

Last May we had the pleasure of welcoming Chiara Giacobelli at Ancora del Chianti, young writer and journalist from Ancona. She was curious to see by real what she read about our personal story and our enviromental commitment and she stopped for a visit during her recent trip in Tuscany while passing through the Chianti area.

Lo scorso maggio abbiamo avuto il piacere di dare il benvenuto a Chiara Giacomelli all’Ancora del Chianti, giovane scrittrice e giornalista originaria di Ancona. Incuriosita da ciò che aveva letto sul nostro sito, ha voluto conoscere più fondo dalla nostra storia personale e l’impegno per l’ambiente, fermandosi in Chianti alla prima occasione di un viaggio in Toscana.

Garden at Ancora del Chianti

We spent a lovely morning together talking about our experiences and work in progress on the terrace overlooking the roses in the garden with a gentle breeze and swallows singing, like old friends. We discoveded that we are both pragmatic dreamers. In the end, she interviewed me for an article on her website on tourism section. 

Con Chiara abbiamo trascorso un’amabilissima mattinata come vecchie amiche, raccontandoci le reciproche esperienze, progetti in corso, in compagnia delle rose in fiore e del canto delle rondini da poco ritornate a casa.  Ci siamo entrambe scoperte pragmatiche sognatrici. Al termine mi ha proposto un’intervista più approfondita per un articolo sul suo sito, sezione turismo.

A rose for Chiara

Thanks to Chiara for this meeting and Alessandro for the beautiful photos. We invite you to read her article about Ancora del Chianti here. Enjoy the reading!

Ringrazio Chiara per quest’incontro, fonte d’ispirazione umana e professionale, e vi rimando all’articolo che ci riguarda e Alessandro per le foto. Buona lettura!




Ancora del Chianti: “Beautiful and Relaxing” for TA

Before sunset at Ancora del Chianti

Published on 14th June by Lindsey (UK) on Trip Advisor:

“Beautiful and Relaxing Chianti”
My husband and I recently stayed two nights during our road trip through Italy. Prior to our arrival, Laura was very proactive in making sure we had directions to the property and offered a selection of amenities to be placed in the room prior to our arrival. We opted for a bottle of the wine made on property and it was absolutely delicious! The property is nestled quite high up showcasing the beautiful Chianti rolling hills. It’s also only 25 minutes walk to Verrazzano Castle where you can do an amazing castle tour, lunch and wine tasting. The breakfast was wonderful and Laura was simply full of energy and made us feel like we were at home. Take her suggestions with local restaurants too- she knows what she’s talking about!

Thanks to Malcom by Azienda Agricola Sagrona for the beautiful picture.

More pictures by Malcom on Flickr Pages.

Never too late….to write a TA review!!

Vineyard and olive groves at Ancora del Chianti

Published on 03 June 2012 by Rucksack T (Holland) on Trip Advisor

“Serenity in a beautiful little location”
We stayed here in July 2010 but better late than never in writing a well deserved review for this lovely relaxing place. We stayed here for 3 nights and upon arrival we found our room with a personalized note by the door, which just added that extra touch of feeling welcome. This was consistent throughout our stay. The hosts were very friendly and Laura was very forthcoming and chatted with all the guests and gave her tips about which places to visit in the area. I must say that the recommendations payed off as we found the cutest little wineries, restaurants and visited towns that are off the beaten track. Ancora del Chianti was indeed a little paradise, as another review suggested, and for us it meant relaxation in hammocks, beautiful green surroundings, delicious breakfast, lovely local wine that you could purchase as well as cakes…it was ideal and I would definitely stay there again. It was lovely to just sink into a hammock with a good book and hide in the shade during the hottest part of the day and then travel onwards to cute little towns in the nearby vicinity. Thank you for a great experience. :-)

Thanks to Malcom by Azienda Agricola Sagrona for the beautiful picture.

More pictures by Malcolm on Flickr Page.

Trip Advisor Review: “Real tuscan country feeling”

Iceberg Rose at Ancora del Chianti

On 13rd of May we received a Trip Advisor Review Alert from a mysterious dk12345678 from Budapest – Hungary who stayed at Ancora del Chianti beginning of the month. We actually have an idea who it was …but we want to keep the secret and we thank a lot!!
Il 13 maggio abbiamo ricevuto un avviso da Trip Advisor per un nuovo messaggio da un misterioso dk12345678 da Budapest – Ungheria che ha soggiornato all’Ancora del Chianti all’inizio di Maggio. In verità noi abbiamo un’idea di chi sia ….ma preferiamo mantenere il segreto, ringraziando!

From Tripadvisor.Com : “Real tuscan country feeling, nice surroundings, freedom to do what you feel like”
We have stayed in may 2012 in this former fattoria, with very nice surroundings and quiet countryside. Close to major tuscan sites to visit, and free to do what yo felt like, without very suggested ways of spending time. Nice house, very nicely renovated. it is a great house to spend quality time at. There is no swimming pool, so those looking for that … this is not your choice. But for wondering around Tuscany is great:) and a great host:)

Trip Advisor Review: “Spettacolare”

First guests at Ancora del Chianti, first reviews on Trip Advisor about us. Paolo L from Bassano del Grappa writes:
Con l’arrivo dei primi ospiti, ecco che fioccano le prime recensioni su Trip Advisor. Paolo L da Bassano del Grappa scrive:

“After Easter break at this B & B in the heart of the Chianti hills. What to say .. after visiting the Alto Adige in the far and wide we decided to attack the Tuscan and the attack was wonderful. Simply magnificent place that has an inexplicable calm. Starting from the rooms, furnished with taste and simple (do not expect a relais … if you want to go to a relais go in a relais), but rather extensive and have a lot .. especially clean. Laura is fantastic host … instills peace of mind as the place where he lives … the breakfast is simple but hearty …. fancy home baked cakes.. ham … coffee … They’re not missing anything and if you can also make sandwiches for lunch (at the invitation of Laura herself) .. but after breakfast till evening no hunger. Valuable suggestions for dinner .. we have been recommended restaurants with great and excellent value for money. We stayed with our two children who enjoyed like crazy. Unlike other B this is the way it ends … there is no danger of passing cars or traffic (we have seen other B&B that seemed far in the photos). What can I say … we hope to be able to reach other breaks soon …. say that without detracting from the Chianti seems to be a typical French chambre d’hotes much has been given to detail and a welcoming … full marks !!”

Thank you Paolo, hope to see you again soon!!

Ancora del Chianti “Spettacolare” 10/10
“Trascorso il ponte pasquale in questo B&B nel cuore delle colline del chianti. Che dire..dopo avere visitato l’Alto Adige in lungo e in largo abbiamo deciso di attaccare la toscana e l’attacco è stato meraviglioso. Posto semplicemente magnifico che gode di una calma inspiegabile. A partire dalle camere, arredate con gusto e sobrie ( non aspettatevi il relais…se volete un relais andate in un relais) ma piuttosto spaziose e curate..sopratutto molto pulite. Laura è un’ospite fatastica…infonde tranquillità come il posto in cui vive…la colazione è pantagruelica….semplice ma sostanziosa…torte fatte in casa..prosciutto caffe…insomma non manca nulla e se volete potete anche farvi i panini per il pranzo (su invito della stessa Laura)..ma dopo la colazione fino a sera no fame. Preziosi i suggerimenti per la cena..i ristoranti che ci ha consigliato erano ottimi e rapporto qualità prezzo eccellente. Noi siamo stati con i nostri due bambini che si sono divertiti come dei pazzi. A differenza di altri B&B questo ha la strada che finisce…non ci sono pericoli di macchine che passano o di traffico (ne abbiamo visti altri lungo strade che nelle foto sembravano tutt’altro). Che dire…speriamo arrivino altri ponti per potere tornare….diciamo che senza nulla togliere al Chianti pare di essere in una tipica chambre d’hotes francese tanto è curato il dettaglio e l’accoglienza…un dieci e lode!!!!!!

Grazie Paolo, spero di rivederti presto!