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 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 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!

Christmas Greetings from Tuscany

Xmas Cookies from  Ancora del Chianti B&B in Tuscany

Xmas Cookies from Ancora del Chianti – Tuscany B&B

Winter time is a busy moment at Ancora del Chianti B&B
for our young pastry chefs Spartaco and Cesare.

Here they want to share their recipe for Christmas Cookies 2014,


                     Spartaco Cesare  the patissiers

                                 Laura Filippo, the official tasters  : )


RECIPE for 2014 CHRISTMAS COOKIES by Spartaco and Cesare

Xmas Cookies 2014 Recipe

Xmas Cookies 2014 Recipe


200g Brown Sugar
180g Butter
Salt – a pinch

2 Eggs

500g Flour – sifted
Vainilla Extract
1 teaspoon Soda

100g Chocolate chips




Heat the butter and mix the ingredients following blocks and order kneading.

Xmas Cookies 2014 moulding

Xmas Cookies 2014 moulding


Prepare 3 rolls and make it rest in the fridge for 30 min.

Remove the dough from the fridge, knead it until easy to handle and make it flat. Then roll it out with a rolling pin.


Preparing cookies with Xmas moulds

Christmas cookies ready for the oven





Now….. take your favourite Xmas moulds and..have fun!


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Prepare a oven tray with baking paper.

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!






Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes, until light hazelnut coloured.


Resting on a wire trivet

Resting on a wire trivet





Make them rest and cool down on a wire trivet.







Lovely and simple packaging for a gift, giveaway or placeholder on YOUR Christmas Table as in our case, the biscuits will not last for so long, I believe… : )

Original Christmas Placeholder and Giveaways

Original Christmas Placeholder and Giveaways

See all Pictures on our Flickr Page

See you at Ancora del Chianti B&B from March 2015!

Relaxing Afternoon at Ancora del Chianti

Relaxing Afternoon admiring Tuscan hills at Ancora del Chianti

Laura and Filippo are waiting for you with pleasure starting from March 2015!

We thank all our guests and friends for sharing their holidays with us this year.
Meet them on our FB page and read here their reports.

We wish you all a colourful autumn and hope to welcome you (again) next year!


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!