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!

Grape Harvest 2014 at Ancora del Chianti

From the very morning our heroes, Filippo, Spartaco and Cesare start to pick up the grape in the vineyard at Ancora del Chianti B&B. Everybody has a pair of scissor, a bucket and…. good will to succeed in the mission of today: to pick up the grape, process the grapes and put the must in the barrel. But luckly they are not alone….

Filippo, Spartaco and Cesare vendiammano all'Ancora del Chianti

Filippo, Spartaco and Cesare harvest the grape at Ancora del Chianti

Già dal primo mattino i nostri eroi, Filippo, Spartaco e Cesare cominciano a cogliere l’uva in vigna all’Ancora del Chianti B&B. Ognuno di loro ha un paio di forbici, un secchio e…. tanta buona volontà per riuscire nella missione di oggi: cogliere l’uva, pigiare i grappoli e mettere il mosto nel tino. Ma fortunatamente non sono soli….

...as later family and friends come to help. Here Leonardo, the uncle, helping Cesare to jump higher and fill the big bucket. The whole day is a good occasion for working, playing together and ….good jokes and laughs!

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Uncle Leonardo and Jumping Cesare

…infatti più tardi arrivano amici e parenti per aiutare. Qui lo zio Leonardo che aiuta Cesare a saltare più in alto per riempire la bigoncia. L’intera giornata è un’occasione per lavorare insieme o giocare e…fare scherzi e divertirsi!

At lunchtime everybody come to the terrace and take a seat together with our world famous “Salsicce e Fagioli” – beans and sausages together with wonderful Chianti Wine from 2012. This is the moment for sharing and enjoying the company, the wine, the food, the sun and …a bit of a rest!!

Lunchtime on the Harvest Day 2015

Lunchtime on the Harvest Day 2015

All’ora di pranzo tutti convergono sul terrazzo e prendono posto a sedere insieme alle nostre famose “Salsicce con Fagioli” e con il poderoso Vino Chianti 2012. Questo è il momento per goderci la compagnia, il cibo, il vino, il sole e…riposarsi un pò!!

At the end of the meal Filippo, the winemaker, has a surprise for everybody, offering the official T-shirt to all the team and thanking personnally every single grape picker for their specific help and support with presentation and praise .


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Filippo, the winemaker, thanks personally the grape pickers

Alla fine del pranzo, Filippo, il vignaiolo, fa una sorpresa a tutti offrendo la maglietta ufficiale a tutto il gruppo e ringraziando personalmnte ogni singolo vignaiolo per l’aiuto e il supporto specifico con presentazione e elogio di merito.

Here the whole group with the Tshirt and everybody is so proud and honored to be part of the Ancora del Chianti Legendary Grape Picker Team and look forward to partecipate to the Grape Harvest 2015. Waiting for you as well….!!

Ancora del Chianti Legendary Grape Pickers - Harvest 2015

Ancora del Chianti Legendary Grape Pickers Team – Harvest 2015

Qui tutto il gruppo con la maglietta e tutti sono così orgogliosi e onorati di far parte del Gruppo Storico Vendemmiatori Ancora del Chianti che non vedono l’ora di partecipare alla Vendemmia 2015. Aspettiamo anche voi…!!

More Pictures about Our Life in Chianti

Altre foto sulla Nostra Vita in Chianti


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

A new Dawn for 2014 at Ancora del Chianti

Tuscan Holiday accomodation in Greve Bed and Breakfast Ancora del Chianti
Sunrise on Greve Valley from B&B Ancora del Chianti

The world smiled this morning at Ancora del Chianti: a good luck wish for 2014 I wanted to share with you!
Il mondo ha sorriso stamani all’Ancora del Chianti: un augurio per un buon 2014 che desidero condividere con tutti voi!

What a surprise today opening the windows of our house: absolutely struck by the beautiful colours of this impressive sunrise over Greve in Chianti Valley, Tuscany. How to resist…I had to share with you all!
Che sorpresa stamani aprendo le finestre di casa: assolutamente rapita dai bellissimi colori di questa alba su Greve in Chianti…non ho resistito….dovevo condividerla con voi!

You know my passion for watercolor painting and this is the perfect view to paint with all the elements of a timeless landscape in Tuscany. I just needed a watercolors paint, a brush, and white paper. Simple, quick and endless Tuscan beauty changing every minutes…what a challange and emotion! Be ready to share all these during your holidays in Italy 2014 at Ancora del Chianti: why not a special holiday idea, why not an activity holidays in a charming Tuscany bed and breakfast with painting classes in Chianti countryside?

Conoscete la mia passione per l’acquerello e questo è un soggetto perfetto da dipingere con tutti gli elementi del paesaggio toscano. Avrei avuto solo bisogno dei colori, un pennello e della carta bianca. Semplice, veloce e scorci di bellezza toscana mutevole ogni minuto: che sfida e che emozione!! Siate pronti a condividere tutto questo durante le vostre vacanze in Toscana 2014 sulle colline del Chianti in bed and breakfast all’Ancora del Chianti – Eco- Friendly B&B in Toscana: perchè no un week end romantico in toscana o un fine settimana in Chianti all’insegna di Toscana Turismo e Arte con i nostri corsi di pittura aperti a tutti?

Dawn at Ancora del Chianti BB Tuscany overlooking Greve in Chianti Valley Tuscany

Dawn at Ancora del Chianti BB Tuscany - Tuscan Sun coming up from the hill

Unfortunately no painting holidays for me today as…..I had to wake up my kids and tell them that holidays season came to an end and from now on…everybody on duty: school, office and university…and karate in the afternoon for the little ones!

Sfortunatamente niente vacanze creative oggi per me.…perchè ho dovuto svegliare i miei pargoli e annunciare che le vacanze erano finite e che d’ora in poi: ognuno ai propri posti di combattimento: scuola, ufficio, università.


Impressive sunrise at Ancora del Chianti Eco-Friendly B&B in Tuscany

Impressive sunrise at Ancora del Chianti Eco-Friendly B&B in Tuscany

The school bus was perfectly on time and kids left at 8.10, ready to start again at 8.30. When back lot of chats about Christmas gifts and homeworks to do! Filippo also left for his research job and I am in office again to suggest where to stay in Tuscany for your next Tuscany vacation 2014: a farmhouse holiday in Chianti in one of my favourite accomodation in Tuscany, a Tuscany bed and breakfast close to Florence for the best wine tours in Tuscany and painting holidays. My dear friends…guess where !!??!!  : )

Il pulmino della scuola era perfettamente in orario alle 8.10 e i nostri scolari erano pronti per iniziare alle 8.30. Al rientro sono ci saranno un sacco di chiacchere sui regali di Natale e i compiti per domani. Filippo è rientrato al lavoro. E anch’io sono di nuovo in uffico a consigliare un bel posto per soggiornare in Toscana per le vostre prossime vacanze in Toscana 2014: una vacanza rilassante nella campagna del Chianti, un bed and breakfast vicino a Firenze dove poter approfittare di visite a fattorie e degustazioni di vino. Cari Amici, indovinate dove..!?!?  : )

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