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!
Trip Advisor Review: Maria W Lousanne - Swiss
"A Little Taste of Paradise" When first taking the little dirt road in the middle of wine yards and olive trees we were really asking ourselves where we would end up... I must admit we were initially quite skeptical but when once we reached the B&B it was definitely worth it. The view is breath taking with a magnificent view over the Tuscan hills and castles. During our drive it was cloudy but as we arrived the sun came out and we got enjoy a first glass of wine with some olives in the beautiful garden after having received a warm welcome by Laura and gotten a little tour of the premises (and smelling the roses, woaw!). The rooms were basic but clean and comfortable - maybe just a little cold in the evening but I guess that's due to the temperatures being a little bit lower than normal during our stay (and that was easily fixed with an extra blanket). The breakfast choice was enough with ham, cheese and yoghurts (we ate so much at lunch and dinner that we couldn't have managed to have a bigger breakfast anyway!) - and thanks to Ingrid for her yummy morning cakes! This is definitely a place to recommend for those wanting to enjoy nature and yet being close to many things to see and visit. Of course, if you come here in the middle of the summer, you might miss not having a swimming pool but for us, that didn't matter. We are hoping that we will have the opportunity to come back soon!
Emanuela and Kaloyan Bulgaria - Sofia
Dear Laura, Laura\'s Family and Ingrid, we have been lost in Greve like in some distance heaven. Thank you for your warm welcome! As we think for Ancora del Chianti, it sounds like \"The Enchanted Castle\". Yes, it is! Please, keep this magic so that we could find and taste it again next time! Remember if sometimes in the future you feel tickle, this means that we are thinking about you and the beautiful spirit in Chianti! Hope you\'ll be happy and all the nice people find the path to Ancora del Chianti!!! As a famous singer says: \"24.00 baci\" from us! Emanuela and Kaloyan 16.05.2012
Trip Advisor Review Hungary - Budapest
From Trip Advisor on 13.05.2012: “real tuscan country feeling, nice surroundings, freedom to do what you feel like 5/5 ” 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:)
Bruno et Marie-Pierre France - Paris
Bonjour Laura, Nous avons fait un bon voyage de retour,via Nice, et nous tenons à vous remercier,ainsi que Ingrid,pour votre accueil chaleureux et votre gentillesse. Nous garderons un souvenir délicieux de nos vacances en Toscane,et tout particulierement le Chianti.C\'est vraiment une superbe région,et nous esperons pouvoir revenir une autre fois à Ancora,mais en automne,et avec...le soleil! Passez un bel été,et recevez toute notre amitié, Bruno et Marie-Pierre DUMAS
Michael et Veronique Belgium
Cara Laura, ti ringraziamo per la vostra accoglienza e il nostro soggiorno. La Toscana è magnifica e gli italiani sono molto gentili. "Ancora del Chianti" è perfetto perchè semplice, accogliente (=accueillant) e autentico. Speriamo di ritornare un giorno. (...) Grazie anche a Ingrid ...e la sua crostata...mmm! Arrivederci, Michael e Veronique
Paolo Bassano del Grappa
Da Trip Advisor: “Spettacolare” Trascorso il ponte pasquale in questo B&B nelcuore 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, aredate con gusto e sobrie ( non aspettatevi il relais...se volete un relais andate in un relais) ma pouttosto 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 incasa..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 consilgiato erano ottimi e rapporto qualità prezzo eccellente. Noi siamo stati con i nostri due bambini che si osno divertiti come dei pazzi.A differenza di altri Bed questo ha la strada che finisce...non ci sono pericoli di macchine che passano o di traffico (ne abbiamo visti altri lungo strade che enlle 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 chambr d'hotes francese tanto è curato il dettaglio e l'accoglienza...un dieci e lode!!!!!!
Serena e Thomas Buja (UD)
Bellissimo b&b immerso nel verdo...una vera isola di relax in mezzo agli ulivi!!La struttura è proprio bella, le camere pulite e ben arredate e la colazione ottima...grazie Laura e Filippo...ci ricordiamo di voi e della bella vacanza ogni volta che annusiamo i sacchetti di lavanda fatti da Laura....e tra un po assaggeremo l'OLIO BONO di Filippo...Insomma un posto in cui tornare e da consigliare!!A presto!!
Frank + Carmen Stuttgart, Germany
Dear Laura, dear Filippo, what a wonderful new website! It brightens up our lovely memories of your beautiful house and garden. We had a wonderful week at Ancora del Chianti in July last year. We enjoyed it a lot, and some day we will surely come back. We still enjoy the last precious drops of olive oil we took with us last year, and then we feel like sitting on your veranda watching the sun go down :-) Frank and Carmen.
Simon and Helle Sweden
Dear Laura and Filippo, thank you or your hospitality. We will recommend you and your AdC B&B for our friends. If you visit Sweden please, do not hesitate to contact us: we will have room for you. Bye Bye Simon and Helle
Paul and Gillian US in Dubai
Hello Laura and Fillipo, Paul and I wanted to thank you for your hospitality and a wonderful stay at your farm. We loved the peace and quiet and starry nights, we were blessed to have such nice weather. We wish you the best of luck with all your endeavors and if you come to Dubai, please look us up and we'll take you out for dinner and show you around! All the best, Gillian
Debbie & Andy Bolton, England
We stayed for seven nights in September to catch the wine festival in Greve and we are so glad we chose to stay at Ancora del Chianti, it is a very special place due to a very special host Laura! She is so welcoming and friendly and is dedicated to making sure all her guests have the best experience at her beautiful home. We really appreciated all the little touches such as the sweet welcome card outside the room and arranging a homemade cake and bottle of their own organic wine on our arrival. We looked forward to our morning chats over lovely breakfasts on the terrace where she would help us with directions and recommendations every day and also told us about the carnival and children's lantern procession in Greve which made us feel privileged to experience a little part of community life. The room was very clean, charming and quaint and it was lovely to return to after a long day out sightseeing to relax in the hammocks amidst the olive groves or on the terrace and appreciate the tranquility and breathtaking views of the beautiful valley of Greve - whilst drinking Chianti of course! The wine festival was fabulous but we can honestly say that Laura and Filippo's wine can't be beat! To stay at Ancora del Chianti is an absolute treat and we would like to again thank Laura, Filippo, Spartaco and Cesare for sharing their beautiful home and making our memories of Tuscany truly magical. We can't wait to return, see you next time! Big hugs, Debbie and Andy xx
2011-10-31 | 8/10
Jenny Craig & Ian scott Western australia
We were lucky to spend seven nights in this truly beautiful part of the world. Even before we arrived we were sent an email and asked whether we would like a picnic basket in our room and wine as we were arriving late in the day. Then we were greeted by our wonderful hosts Laura and Fillipo. Boy do they make you feel at home. This place is so relaxing, with it's hammocks and chairs scattered around the property, you could quite easily while away the day. The accomodation is clean and comfortable, and breakfast is lovely being served under the verandah, were you can chatter to the other guests. The lovely town of Greve is about five minutes away with great restaurants and cafes, and the BnB is situated right in the heart of Chianti, and being very central to Florence and Sienna. We would love to return again one day if we are fortunate enough, and we would not hesitate to recommend this home away from home. Thanks again Laura for your wonderful hospitality and to Fillippo for sharing his wine pressing with Ian, was truly memorable.
2011-10-25 | 8/10