Ancora del Chianti’s Photo Contest 2013 Winner


The Winner of Photo Contest 2013 is…

…Mr. Claus from Essen, Germany, with:

fugitive eternal beauty
winner 2013 of Photo Contest at Ancora del Chianti - eco-friendly B&B in Tuscany

Our congratulations to Claus,
who wins 2 complementary nights at Ancora del  Chianti in 2014.
We thank Claus for this shining gift!
The picture has an apparent the simple subject: the olive trees, symbol of peace and hard work through generations, weave together with powerful sun rays suggest the idea of a dynamic cosmic harmony.
This delicate yet strong image recalls the peace and the magic of every morning at Ancora del Chianti. The silence of the rising sun over the vineyard, the olive grove and the garden invites to deeply breathe and dive in the energy for the new day to come. We hope you can feel it soon, during your next visit to Ancora del Chianti.
Our Special Thanks to the other partecipants for their impressive contributions. It has been hard to choose!…. I promise to show all the pictures during the next months. Have a look to all the entries on our Flickr Page.
Have Fun!

“Cake for breakfast every day! What could be better?”


Here the Trip Advisor Review by Melanie, UK:

“Cake for breakfast every day! What could be better?”

(Ancora del Chianti is) A lovely B&B in a picturesque setting. Laura and her family have created a fantastic spot to have a holiday. The rooms were nice and big and very clean. There are lots of things to do in the area and Florence is a reasonable bus ride away. I highly recommend having a cooking lesson as it was super fun and very delicious!”

“Torta fatta in casa a colazione ogni giorno! Cosa chiedere di più?”
Ancora del Chianti è un B & B in un ambiente pittoresco. Laura e la sua famiglia hanno creato un posto fantastico per una vacanza. Le camere erano belle e grandi e molto pulite. Ci sono un sacco di cose da fare nella zona e Firenze è una ragionevole distanza in autobus. Consiglio vivamente di avere una lezione di cucina che è stata super divertente e seguita da una deliziosa cena!

More pictures on our Flickrs Page
Altre foto sulla Pagina Flickrs


Ancora del Chianti: “Welcoming Home!”


Ancora del Chianti Guestbook

New review on our guestbook by Krystle and Adam from US:
“Thank you Laura for a wonderful stay. For such a short stay, we had a wonderful and beautiful trip. We loved sharing stories with you at breakfast. When we come back to Italy we will be sure to stay longer. So much beauty here, and you have such a welcoming home and heart. Thank you!”

“Wonderful Stay at Ancora del Chianti”


Ancora del Chianti Garden & Relax

The seasons started early this year at Ancora del Chianti and our guests did not wait too long to send us their comment and thanking for the stay on our guestbook. Christine and Scott (US) left this review about their stay in March:

“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.”

Chris and Anne


Anne and Laura laughing and eating figues

This is me and Anne, winner of the “Photo Contest 2012”, in the garden laughing and eating figues during her stay at Ancora del Chianti last summer.This is not our most glamorous pose but we were having fun! Who cares…

Queste siamo io e Anne, vincitrice del “Concorso Fotografico 2012”, in giardino durante il suo soggiorno all’Ancora del Chianti la scorsa estate. Ridiamo abbracciate, mangiando gustosi fichi appena colti. Non è certo la nostra immagine più glamour ma quando ci si diverte…che importa?

Anne lives with Christophe in Lyon, France, and she passionated with opera singing. He is also keen of music and  he loves jazz and shooting jazz musicians. When back home they sent us this lovely message and a series of picture (see them all here).

Anne vive con Christophe a Lione, Francia, ed è appassionata di canto lirico. Anche lui è un appassionato di musica: adora il jazz e fotografa con maestria musicisti jazz. Una volta tornati a casa dopo il loro soggiorno in Chianti, ci hanno mandato questo messaggio e una serie di foto molto interessanti.

“Chère Laura,
ton mail nous rappelle à l’excellent souvenir que nous avons d’Ancora del Chianti et de ta rencontre!
Nos vacances était agréable à l’île d’Elbe, mais nous avons préféré la Toscanne pour ses magnifiques paysages. Nous avons dégusté l’huile d’olive qui est excellente, et bu le vin si délicieux :).
Voici nos photos de Toscane, notre choix est le miroir de la chambre dans laquelle nous avons dormi: ses formes et le reflet sont très sensuelles 🙂
. Il y a les photos d’Anne: c’est sa Toscanne comme elle l’a aimé, belle joyeuse, précieuse et simple. Et il y a mes photos, comme j’ai vu votre magnifique région et ses détails parfois. Bonne continuation et nous espérons à bientôt.
Christophe & Anne”