Ancora B&B wins TA Certificate of Excellence 2014



Thanks to our guests’ review, we are proud to announce that
Ancora del Chianti B&B and the staff win Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.

Can’t wait to show the plate in the new reception…coming soon!

Midnight Summer Dream in Chianti


Wild White Lilies and View at Ancora del Chianti

Last May we had the pleasure of welcoming Chiara Giacobelli at Ancora del Chianti, young writer and journalist from Ancona. She was curious to see by real what she read about our personal story and our enviromental commitment and she stopped for a visit during her recent trip in Tuscany while passing through the Chianti area.

Lo scorso maggio abbiamo avuto il piacere di dare il benvenuto a Chiara Giacomelli all’Ancora del Chianti, giovane scrittrice e giornalista originaria di Ancona. Incuriosita da ciò che aveva letto sul nostro sito, ha voluto conoscere più fondo dalla nostra storia personale e l’impegno per l’ambiente, fermandosi in Chianti alla prima occasione di un viaggio in Toscana.

Garden at Ancora del Chianti

We spent a lovely morning together talking about our experiences and work in progress on the terrace overlooking the roses in the garden with a gentle breeze and swallows singing, like old friends. We discoveded that we are both pragmatic dreamers. In the end, she interviewed me for an article on her website on tourism section. 

Con Chiara abbiamo trascorso un’amabilissima mattinata come vecchie amiche, raccontandoci le reciproche esperienze, progetti in corso, in compagnia delle rose in fiore e del canto delle rondini da poco ritornate a casa.  Ci siamo entrambe scoperte pragmatiche sognatrici. Al termine mi ha proposto un’intervista più approfondita per un articolo sul suo sito, sezione turismo.

A rose for Chiara

Thanks to Chiara for this meeting and Alessandro for the beautiful photos. We invite you to read her article about Ancora del Chianti here. Enjoy the reading!

Ringrazio Chiara per quest’incontro, fonte d’ispirazione umana e professionale, e vi rimando all’articolo che ci riguarda e Alessandro per le foto. Buona lettura!




Ancora del Chianti: “Beautiful and Relaxing” for TA


Before sunset at Ancora del Chianti

Published on 14th June by Lindsey (UK) on Trip Advisor:

“Beautiful and Relaxing Chianti”
My husband and I recently stayed two nights during our road trip through Italy. Prior to our arrival, Laura was very proactive in making sure we had directions to the property and offered a selection of amenities to be placed in the room prior to our arrival. We opted for a bottle of the wine made on property and it was absolutely delicious! The property is nestled quite high up showcasing the beautiful Chianti rolling hills. It’s also only 25 minutes walk to Verrazzano Castle where you can do an amazing castle tour, lunch and wine tasting. The breakfast was wonderful and Laura was simply full of energy and made us feel like we were at home. Take her suggestions with local restaurants too- she knows what she’s talking about!

Thanks to Malcom by Azienda Agricola Sagrona for the beautiful picture.

More pictures by Malcom on Flickr Pages.

Never too late….to write a TA review!!


Vineyard and olive groves at Ancora del Chianti

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. 🙂

Thanks to Malcom by Azienda Agricola Sagrona for the beautiful picture.

More pictures by Malcolm on Flickr Page.

Trip Advisor Review: “Real tuscan country feeling”


Iceberg Rose at Ancora del Chianti

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:)