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!
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
Lucia e Alberto Ancona - Italia
Abbiamo trascorso un week end di settembre in questo splendido b&b e non esiterei a consigliarlo a chiunque! Innanzitutto, Laura, la proprietaria, ci ha accolti con grande calore e professionalita', dandoci anche preziose "dritte" sui ristoranti e pizzerie nei dintorni, e rendendosi sempre disponibile affinche' tutto fosse perfetto. La nostra stanza era molto grande e molto carina, pulitissima e attrezzata con bollitore e tutto l'occorrente per una buona tisana/caffe'. La colazione e' servita in un patio da cui si gode di una splendida vista ed e' tutto buonissimo! Di fronte alla nostra camera avevamo a nostra disposizione un tavolo con sedie e una bella amaca, ci dispiace solo di non aver potuto avere piu' tempo a disposizione per godere al meglio di questo incantevole rifugio.
2011-10-21 | 8/10
Massimiliano e Silvia Napoli - Italia
Riappacifica l'anima. Il B&B è nel mezzo dei colli, immerso nel verde, si può spaziare con lo sguardo per km, ben attrezzato per riposare all'aperto, bere e leggere con tranquillità. Stanze ampie, pulito, tutto nuovo. Sì, c'è la strada sterrata, ma francamente dire "sassi" del pietriccio mi pare eccessivo, va solo fatta piano, come è da intepretare la vita da queste parti, proprio per staccare dalla città così stressante e guardarsi intorno. Il parcheggio c'è, non è custodito? su un colle della toscana? che serve una guardia giurata? e poco illuminato? ma se sei in campagna cosa vuoi i lampioni? francamente credo che chi sceglie questi posti vada a rilassarsi e staccare dal mondo. Laura grande padrona di casa, sempre disponbile e gentile, siamo stati lì per 4 giorni e non posso che dire che siamo stati benissimo, preferendo un pomeriggio li nel verde che per classico turismo.... Massimiliano e Silvia
Rod and Carol Canada - BC
Hi Laura, Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful stay at your B&B, we had a lot of fun and enjoyed it immensely. We arrived home safe and sound in beautiful British Columbia here in Canada. We thoroughly enjoyed trying to converse with your Mom, it just goes to show you how far you can get with a few words and sign language. Thanks again, Rod and Carol
Doris Austria, Vienna
We had a very great stay at Ancora del Chianti. Nice place in a wonderful surrounding. Thank you :-)
Sean and Kristen Virginia- USA
Ancora del Chianti is a true Gem. Secluded and tucked away, this BNB is a fantastic place to escape to. Laura was an extremely helpful and gracious host. We had come to Greve for the wine festival. Ancora was only 5 KM outside of the the town of Greve. We met many travelers who had to catch a bus back to florecence or even drive some 50KM way. We were so greatful for our secluded hide way. There are many separate apartements and Laura does a very good job of maintaining the privacy. The views from there house over the valley are breathtaking. You definately need a car to reach this place and it is well work the trip. Breakfast is provided each morning. Of all the places we traveled on our stay this was the peaceful and quite. If your plan to travel in the Tuscany area, especially in Chianti region, this place is perfect!
Morgan Vancouver - Canada
Laura was an incredibly gracious and helpful host during the few days I stayed there in August - her English is nearly as good as her French, which sounded almost as good as her German. Ancora del Chianti is a beautiful B&B - the vineyard overlooks a sprawling valley and the grounds are quiet, with hammocks and quiet places to read and relax. If you're using it as a home base to travel in Tuscany, it's only around a 45 minute drive north to Florence, and the roughly the same south to Siena. 5 minutes away is the main town of Greve-in-Chianti, which I didn't personally find as charming as others closer to Siena, but serves it's purpose as it's got a pharmacy, stores, restaurants and cafes with internet access. All in all, a really nice place to stay - the room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was really nice. Minor inconvenience was the lack of internet access, but perhaps that's changed since I was there
Stephan & Nanda The Netherlands
Base yourself at Ancora del Chianti and... ...taste the home-made olive oil & wine; ...watch the sunset over the hilltops; ...wine & dine in all of the recommended restaurants; ...explore the Chianti region and further; ...get your car dusty from the road uphill; ...find yourself relaxing in one of the hammocks between the olive trees; ...get to meet the lovely hostess Laura; ...sit back and watch time pass by; ...truly enjoy Tuscany!