Eco-friendly B&B in Tuscany
Ancora del Chianti
"The joy of sharing home with our guests,
the pleasure of sharing their comments with you"
Here are the comments we received from our previous guests.
We hope you also enjoy the pictures they sent to our blog.
We look forward to welcoming YOU to Ancora del Chianti sometime soon!
Andrea & Nicolas Toronto, Canada
We spent two nights at Ancora del Chianti and wished we could have stayed longer. It is strategically located close to Florence and other scenic places while still situated out in the country. The room was comfortable with its own front lawn and beautiful rustic garden. The breakfast was very good and the provision of a little kitchen for is handy for people wishing to stay and enjoy the tranquility of the farm. Best of all is Laura's artistic touches and her warm, welcoming personality that made our stay memorable. We hope to go back some day.
Philip and Annette Wiskie Rotterdam Holland
We stayed 2 weeks and it was great! Ancora is a beautiful rustic house on top of a hill. A truly unique place under the Tuscan sun. It was a pleasure to drive up and come 'home' everyday after visiting the medieval villages on route SS222 (the most beautiful route trough the Chianti). Staying this long in one place gave us the chance to occasionally have a lazy day, read a book in one of the many easy chairs in the garden or in the vineyards, under the olive trees of Ancora, enjoying the views to all corners of the Chianti. (Very central located to all Tuscan highlights!) The owners, Laura and Filippo; where to begin… Warm, helpful, prepared to give you the service you sometimes need in a foreign environment. Every morning at breakfast overlooking the charming garden Laura or Sabina shared many priceless tips only a local resident can give you. Where to go, what to do or see. If you like to be independent? No problem, they will never impose! Thank you Ingrid for keeping our room tidy and baking a cake for the guest everyday! Thank you Laura for everything, for giving us 'a home, away from home' for de past 2 weeks. We never met a better more giving and warm host! Philip and Annette - Rotterdam Holland
Claudia & Christian Österreich, Steyr
Laura, we miss you already!!! Thanks for everything, you made us feel like visiting friends we have known since a long time. Hugs, Claudia and Christian
Mihaela Fetita Alba Iulia, Romania
Came back from Tuscany a week ago already, and I keep trying to fade it all in order to remember objectively...there's no way, trust me...Once the sun kissed you, gentle on the hills, once your lips touched the taste of velvet wine, once you took the moon with you, late in the night, between the olive trees, you will leave your heart there...and with every second you will remember so precisely why you have to come back...This is the place where my soul can rest, where time has a totally different way for flowing, love is sweeter and life richer...Hope to see you soon enough! Tks Laura and Filippo!
Trip Advisor Review - Remsrallye Belgique
“Le paradis au bout du chemin” Après avoir quitté la route principale en direction de Grève, vous suivez le panneau de signalisation pour emprunter un chemin d'abord goudronné puis ensuite en terre sur + ou - 3 km pour enfin arriver à une maison entourée de vignes et d'oliviers, C'est une vue magnifique sur la vallée qui s'offre à vous . Laura vous accueille en français mais elle parle très bien l'anglais, l'allemand et bien sur l'italien, elle est de bon conseil pour les visites des grandes villes Toscane et pour les restaurants des environs de Grève. Les chambres sont belles et bien équipées et une petite cuisine est à disposition pour garder des aliments au frais ou pour préparer un petit repas. Le petit déjeuner est simple et chaque fois accompagné d'un gâteau fait maison. En ce mois d'avril, nous n'avons pas beaucoup profité du jardin mais en été il doit être agréable de rester dans un transat ou de faire la sieste dans un hamac. Nous y retournerons certainement à une autre saison.
Ann Kilgo Modena, Italia
Our stay at Ancora del Chianti was wonderful in every way: a warm welcome, beautiful views, lovely rooms, delicious breakfast, outstanding recommendations for restaurants in the area and all-around gracious hosplitality. We felt very much at home and Laura truly made us feel like old friends. Perhaps best of all, it was a paradise for children! The owners' children proved themselves to be as welcoming as their parents, and my son and daughter could not have been happier, playing with them in the tree house in the olive grove. Very happy memories indeed, and we look very forward to our next visit. Thank you for everything!
Christine & Scott Dublin, Ireland and State College, PA
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.
Shelley - Trip Advisor Review White Bear Lake - Minnesota - US
We spent 5 days at this wonderful B and B. The views from the top of the hill where we were located were stunning. The mist a couple of the mornings was beautiful and the grape harvest was going on, it was wonderful. We were welcomed and shown our room, in the evening, had a wonderful breakfast outside before each busy day. Recommendations from Laura were wonderful, where to drive, where to eat lunch dinner, wineries to visit, places to go. It was so enjoyable and relaxing. Each room in the B and B has it\'s own character. There is a wonderful kitchen available and the wine they make at the B and B is also available. Would definitely go back. There is so much to see an do in the area, also easy to get into Florence. Returning each evening to Ancora del Chianti was like coming home, relaxing and quiet once you got up the bumpy dirt road. The entrance made it all the more interesting and fun!!
Ciao siamo Lorenzo e Valentina, siamo stati ad Ancora del Chianti questa estate in moto...è stata una vacanza fantastica. Il posto è meraviglioso e la cordialità unica...abbiamo trascorso una delle serate più belle di tutta l'estate in questo posto stupendo, una sera abbiamo deciso di farci da mangiare nel cucino, poi ci siamo messi fuori, su un tavolo di legno a mangiare la nostra pasta con una bella bottiglia di vino rosso e il tramonto sopra le colline della toscana...un momento magico...grazie mille per tutto
Simon & Monique & Christel Kramer Barendrecht , Netherlands
Dear Laura & Filippo, thanks for the beautiful week we had in October at your place. The room, the view, the silence , the breakfastmoment with the cake made by Ingrid, lying in the hammock , you have created a beautiful place to stay and enjoy. Although it is already some weeks ago we still thinking with a lot of pleasure at that time with you. Wishing you and your family all the best and hope to see you again in the coming years. Monique, Christel and Simon
Maren Pfalz /Germany
Liebe Laura, lieber Filippo, die Woche bei Euch wird mir ewig in Erinnerung bleiben. Die Art, wie Du, liebe Laura, die Gäste empfängst, Sie während des Aufenthalts begleitest, mit guten Tips zur Seite stehst, ist unvergleichlich. Ich habe mich von Anfang an wie zuhause gefühlt, aufgenommen bei Freunden;-) Der Kochabend mit den regionalen Weinen war einer der Highlights meiner Woche. Gäste vom B&B und Freunde von Euch vermischten sich zu einer homogenen Gruppe. Man hätte meinen können, man kennt sich schon ewig;-) Ancora del Chianti ist ein Ort, an dem man zu sich findet und den Alltag und Stress schnell vergessen kann. Die Landschaft, die friedliche Atmosphäre, der sensationelle Ausblick ins Tal und die gegenüberliegenden Weinberge, die Olivenbäume vor der Haustür, die Liegen und Hängematten, wo man herrlich entspannen kann, habe ich so noch nie vorgefunden. Ancora del Chianti ist ein kleines Stück vom Paradies, dass Ihr Euch, bzw. Euren Gästen erhalten habt. Vielen vielen Dank. Ich komme auf jeden Fall wieder und werde Euch überall weiterempfehlen. Herzliche Grüsse Eure Maren aus der Pfalz;-)))
Julie Bealuk Yardley,PA
Where do I begin! Ancora stole my heart. Breathtaking views, charming rooms, beautiful trails to explore, and Laura; the warmest person im Italy . She and Filipo were so welcoming and accommodating , and made us feel their home was our home. I came with a group tour this trip, but will surely bring my husband back for a longer stay. Thank you for making my first trip to Chianti so special.