Our Story - Our Passions
B&B Ancora del Chianti Eco Friendly Art Retreat History
The adventure began back in 2000 when we decided to revert back to the real values and experiences of nature and make an important change in our lifestyle. We moved from our city life environment in Chianti and began the restoration of a rural farmhouse and garden with great enthusiasm.
We welcomed our first guests in 2001
Our Passions: "...so what do you do in the Winter?"
This is a question that we are regularly asked when we announce the winter closing of the B&B activity between November and March.
The response (in part) is that in addition to the maintenance work carried out on the property (furniture, furnishings and garden etc.) we turn to cultivating our own hobbies with dedication and passion!!
Filippo prunes the olive trees and the vines alongside a diligent participation in the Panzano Philarmonic Band where he plays the trumpet.
Laura dedicates her time to painting. She has been painting for over 20 years experimenting with different media, but watercolour is her challenge in life.
You will find her watercolours in the rooms of the B&B and on her on line portfolio.
Her latest discovery and passion is designing and sewing, creating originally designed cloth bags from remnants and recycled material.
Following the first bag "Lola", other designs quickly followed and together with a friend Laura started a Blog where, amongst other things, readers can view the designs and follow sewing tutorials. Every bag is hand made, original and unique and the complete collection is on line and continously updated.