Ancora del Chianti B&B is now open 2019!


Ancora del Chianti is now open for Season 2019 and
Laura and Filippo are awaiting for you!

your memorable holiday in Tuscany!

We would like to thank Mr Juergen, from Germany, winner of Photo Contest 2018 with the picture above who win 2 complimentary nights with the picture:
“Ancora del Chianti B&B: your secret place to relax on holidays”
Many thanks to all the partecipants for their contributions.

The atmosphere of this picture taken in the garden of Ancora del Chianti is inspiring relaxation, peace of mind and charm. We are happy to share these emotions with our guests

Our guests often report that travelling in Tuscany is not just visiting. It is a combination of living history through impressive art and monuments, tasting and learn to cook amazing food and wine, partecipating to local events, strolling in old country villages, working more intensively with on art residency and meeting local people.

After such busy days, their mind and soul are so full of images and emotions that deserve a special, silent and peaceful place for relaxing and regenerating: letting the emotions flow and dissolve in harmony with nature.

The picture above is capturing this exact moment in the scented garden of Ancora del Chianti B&B surrounded by lush vegetation, admiring a breathtaking view.

Are you ready to enjoy?
and partecipate to Photo Contest 2019
We are awaiting for you with pleasure!

Winner of Photo Contest 2017

Sunset View from Ancora BB -

Sunset View from Ancora BB –

Mr Patrick from France
“Ancora del Chianti: Silent Lightful Emotions in Tuscany”

We congratulate for this impressive sky at sunset in Chianti and Patrick wins 2 complementary nights at Ancora dl Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany in 2018. We look forward to meeting him again and thank personally for the great job!

The picture is taken a few step from our bed and breakfast on our favourite walk to the upper hill on Collegalle Mountain separating Cintoia Valley from Greve Valley. Walking in the countryside during your holidays in Tuscany is a regerating experience because of nature, silence and view. From our B&B you can enjoy easy walks in the morning with birds singing and sun rising or prefer the golden light of sunset when the air is still and the day is fading, waiting for the perfect moment, before the mountains hide the sun. It is always an enjoyble experience!

We thank to Patrick and all our guest for all their entries
about the B&B and their Visit in Tuscany, now on our Flickr Page.

Have fun watching all submission that cover different aspects of a holiday in Tuscany at Ancora del Chianti BB. You will find a lot of breathtaking views from the garden on the south side you will see the villages of Greve in Chianti, Montefioralle, Panzano and Lamole; on the nothern side you find Impruneta, San Casciano Valdipesa, the Apuan Alps and the Appennine on the back. The view from the hill is so clear that in wintertime we can see the now on the top.

Another popular subject is our garden itself: both for the variety of flowers plants and wildlfe and both for relaxation in the garden. Apparently relaxing in the garden is our guests’ favourite activities. Our confortable hammocks are their best friends.

Ancora del Chianti is also a reputated location for painting holidays at a Tuscany farmhouse and the studio, the garden, the fields and the view are very inspring. We host sucessful painting and drawing workshop with internationally recognised tutors. Check now our updated calendar.

A holiday at Ancora del Chianti means also easy day trip Florence, San Gimignano, Vinci, Val d’Orcia and Siena etc. Due to our central location in Tuscany from the BB you can visit all the 7 Unesco Heritage Sites and explore more…

Last but not least, food! This is also a memorable experience at Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat. We start spoiling our guests from the very early morning with a rich buffet breakfast on the terrace with home baked cakes, fresh fruit and vegetable. The co-use kitchen is perfect for self catering or pic nic meals and you find a lot of spot with view and shaded for dining. At sunset our bar can provide a top selection of local soft drinks, beer and super Chianti wine. Bottles and glasses are also a typical subject as sipping is a popular sport for local and visitors!

BOOK NOW your Holiday in Tuscany
and partecipate to Photo Contest 2018!


The Winner of Photo Contest 2016 is…

Ancora del Chianti Bed and Breakfast

Hilltop view on the way to Ancora del Chianti BB

On our blog
Mme Nathalie from France with
“Ancora del Chianti B&B: your place for new horizons”

We congratulate Nathalie for this colourful sunset on Chianti Classico hills and she wins 2 complementary nights at Ancora dl Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany in 2017.

This year we received a lot of photos and they show different aspects of our guests’ holidays in Tuscany in 2016 at our bed and breakfast.
Taking advantage of the BB’s convenient central location, they combined a visit to main art cities of central Italy as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno while enjoying pleasant country strolls in the scenic Tuscany landscape as Chianti area, Val d’Orcia and the Tuscan sea coast. They also loved to relax in the garden and admire the view from the hilltop, enjoyed our atmospheres and…our yummy breakfast cakes.
Some of them refer to art painting classes and full immersion watercolour painting courses as part of art and painting workshop that we host every year and make Ancora del Chianti BB a unique location for Art and Yoga Retreat in Tuscany.

Many thanks to Nathalie and all our guest for all their entries
about the B&B and their Visit in Tuscany, now on our Flickr Page.

The winning picture represents Sangiovese vineyard covering the top of the hill on the way to Ancora del Chianti Eco BB. You can also see the village of Greve in Chianti in a distance. This captures a peculiar aspects of the Tuscan hills that you can appreciate during your holidays in Chianti: a pleasant landscapes after centuries of human shaping.

A deep connection to beauty and the past times for future challanges to come…

This is why walking in the vineyards or simply relaxing in the garden, immersed in the beautiful Tuscan landscape, is regenerating body and soul. Listening to the sound of your steps and the singing birds, smelling the morning dew on the soil and the herbs and grass under your feet, it will make you feel in contact with nature and with your inner self.

Reward yourself with peace and new energy:
book now your holiday with us!

Winner of Photo Contest 2015



Mr. Anders from Sweden, with:
“Ancora del Chianti B&B: your place for living passions

Our congratulations to Anders,
who wins 2 complementary nights at  Ancora del Chianti B&B in 2016.

This picture testify an unexpected and amazing moment of last year when
our guest Mikael took his accordion and started playing in the garden:

and immediately…….Filippo joined with the trumpet.


Life experiences are made by
the people you meet and the passions you share.

Thanks to Mikael (…and all our guest!)
to make it happen at Ancora del Chianti B&B!

We also thank the other partecipants
for their kind contributions of photos about the B&B and their Visit in Tuscany:
have a look to all the entries on our Flickr Page.

Winner of Photo Contest 2014 now at Ancora!

Winner of Photo Contest 2014 at Ancora del Chianti

Winner of Photo Contest 2014 at Ancora del Chianti

What a pleasure welcoming Alexandre with Louise from Lyon (F), our talented winner of Photo Contest 2014 during his complimentary stay at Ancora del Chianti B&B!

During his first visit in Tuscany of last year, he used to have breakfast on the terrace and leave home with all the equipment for open air landscape painting: tripode, chair and colours! He was all over in Tuscany and painted and sketched impressive sceneries of Chianti, Florence, Siena and Colle Val d’Elsa and San Gimignano choosing different time of the day for special light effects. He was able to experiment the whole range of Tuscan famous landscape in summer: hilltowns and buildings, vineyards, sunflower fields and forests with easy daytrips from the B&B. He really experienced how a painting holiday in Tuscany can be overwhelming and…. his beautiful artworks can testify.

This time he brought a super special gift from home: a painting he did last year during his first stay as sketch and he has been working on during springtime.  Now it is a beautiful painting of Santo Stefano in Campoli Church near Quattro Strade on the way to San Casciano Val di Pesa. I love the quick yet precise strokes and brown / burgundy shades. It is now in the reception for everybody to admire…and for my everyday delight!

Alex, Louise with Alessandra

Alex, Louise with Alessandra in front of the studio

We all thank Alexandre for his talent and generosity and find him here with Alessandra in the sun light right in front of the studio while having breakfast on the panoramic terrace.

Waiting for you to admire all this by real at Ancora del Chianti B&B !

BOOK NOW your holidays in Tuscany and you too can partecipate to the Photo and Video Contest 2015!

Audaces iuvat fortuna! Fortune favours the bond!