Chianti Art Club: spring flowers at Ancora del Chianti

Painting Classes at Ancora del Chianti


On a sunny spring afternoon, we enjoyed an amazing watercolour painting class instructed by our charming teacher: all together we celebrated the first flowers of our garden at Ancora del Chianti.
Durante un soleggiato pomeriggio di primavera, una allegra lezione di acquerello sotto la guida attenta della nostra insegnante ci ha permesso di celebrare l’arrivo dei primi fiori di primavera all’Ancora del Chianti.

The inspiring and silent setting and the lovely company helped a lot in order to create colourful and detailed flowers watercolours to hang, to offer or to keep for future improvements. The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant with a cup of tea – and a glass of good Chianti wine for the wilder ones.

Watercolours in Chianti

L’ambiente, ricco di ispirazione e  silenzioso, e la simpatica compagnia hanno contribuito a creare delle opere all’acquerello ricche di dettagli e piene di colori da incornicare, regalare o tenere in conto per futuri miglioramenti della tecnica. L’atmosfera era rilassata e piacevole in compagnia di una tazza di tè o di un bicchiere di buon vino Chianti, per le più audaci.

Favourite subjects were daffodils, anemons and pervinca. Some other preferred simple fresh herbs as rosmary, sage and thyme with amazing results.
Il soggetto privilegiato sono stati i narcisi, gli anemoni e la pervinca. Qualcun’altro ha optato per semplici erbe aromatiche come rosmarino, salvia e timo con risultati sorprendenti.

More pictures on our Flickrs Page
Altre foto sulla nostra Pagina Flickrs

Ancora del Chianti: “Welcoming Home!”

Ancora del Chianti Guestbook

New review on our guestbook by Krystle and Adam from US:
“Thank you Laura for a wonderful stay. For such a short stay, we had a wonderful and beautiful trip. We loved sharing stories with you at breakfast. When we come back to Italy we will be sure to stay longer. So much beauty here, and you have such a welcoming home and heart. Thank you!”

“Wonderful Stay at Ancora del Chianti”

Ancora del Chianti Garden & Relax

The seasons started early this year at Ancora del Chianti and our guests did not wait too long to send us their comment and thanking for the stay on our guestbook. Christine and Scott (US) left this review about their stay in March:

“Dear Laura,

We loved our visit at Ancora and only wish our   stay was longer. (And the weather was a bit warmer, but of course you can’t change Mother Nature. ) You helped assure our stay was positive with all the personal touches: a note marking our rooms waiting for us upon arrival, the delicious treats made my Ingrid, the tips and suggestions for excursions given with detail, choice and even a bit of intrigue, and your commitment to run an eco-friendly establishment. Thank you again for a wonderful stay. We sincerely hope to return soon or in a few years.”

Easter in Chianti 2013

Fairy Roses at Ancora del Chianti

Fairy Roses at Ancora del Chianti



From Ancora del Chianti B&B
we wish a sunny Spring full of flowers


Happy Easter to all of you!

Laura Filippo
Spartaco and Cesare

Many thanks to Hester (NL) for her beautiful picture
with Ancora del Chianti’s façade and spring roses.
More pictures on our Photo Contest Collection.