Published on 03 June 2012 by Rucksack T (Holland) on Trip Advisor
“Serenity in a beautiful little location”
We stayed here in July 2010 but better late than never in writing a well deserved review for this lovely relaxing place. We stayed here for 3 nights and upon arrival we found our room with a personalized note by the door, which just added that extra touch of feeling welcome. This was consistent throughout our stay. The hosts were very friendly and Laura was very forthcoming and chatted with all the guests and gave her tips about which places to visit in the area. I must say that the recommendations payed off as we found the cutest little wineries, restaurants and visited towns that are off the beaten track. Ancora del Chianti was indeed a little paradise, as another review suggested, and for us it meant relaxation in hammocks, beautiful green surroundings, delicious breakfast, lovely local wine that you could purchase as well as cakes…it was ideal and I would definitely stay there again. It was lovely to just sink into a hammock with a good book and hide in the shade during the hottest part of the day and then travel onwards to cute little towns in the nearby vicinity. Thank you for a great experience. 🙂
Thank you to Emanuela and Koloyan for the lovely message we was found in the room when they left Ancora del Chianti. The words are so warm, fresh and full of entusiasm that I couldn’t help to place it in the blooming roses for a picture!
Quando Emanuela e Koloyan sono partiti dall’Ancora del Chianti hanno lasciato questo messaggio in camera. L’ho trovato particolarmente carino, fresco e così pieno di entusiasmo che non ho trovato posto migliore se non tra le rose in fiore per una foto!
“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”
We thank Maria from Lousanne (Swiss) for posting the 33th Trip Advisor Review about Ancora del Chianti. We are happy to read that her holiday with us has been so special and we are looking forward to welcoming her again to “her little taste of paradise”!! Ringraziamo Maria da Losanna (Svizzera) per aver pubblicato la 33ma recensione su Trip Advisor su Ancora del Chianti. Siamo contenti di leggere che la sua permanenza all’Ancora del Chianti sia stata così speciale e l’aspettiamo presto al “suo piccolo angolo di paradiso”!!
Trip Advisor: 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!”
On 13rd of May we received a Trip Advisor Review Alert from a mysterious dk12345678 from Budapest – Hungary who stayed at Ancora del Chianti beginning of the month. We actually have an idea who it was …but we want to keep the secret and we thank a lot!! Il 13 maggio abbiamo ricevuto un avviso da Trip Advisor per un nuovo messaggio da un misterioso dk12345678 da Budapest – Ungheria che ha soggiornato all’Ancora del Chianti all’inizio di Maggio. In verità noi abbiamo un’idea di chi sia ….ma preferiamo mantenere il segreto, ringraziando!
From Tripadvisor.Com : “Real tuscan country feeling, nice surroundings, freedom to do what you feel like” 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:)
Michael and Veronique were our first guests staying 1 week at Ancora del Chianti in 2012. They come from Belgium and speak/write Italian. This is what we found in the room when they left.
Michael e Veronique sono stati tra i nostri primi ospiti. Vengono dal Belgio e parlano/scrivono italiano. Ecco cosa abbiamo trovato alla loro partenza.
“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!