The Winner of Photo Contest 2016 is…

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Hilltop view on the way to Ancora del Chianti BB

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THE WINNER OF PHOTO CONTEST 2016 is
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!

Visit Tuscany, Book Ancora del Chianti!

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Summertime is approcching and it is time to visit Tuscany
with art, good wine & food, scenic views and relaxation at
Ancora del Chianti EcoBB & Art Retreat
!

Start now enjoying with this video (1 min) and …SING with me!

Summertime is the perfect moment for enjoying a typical Italian dinner al fresco admiring a red sunset with a glass of Chianti wine after a day of visits in the best and most interesting cities and sceneries of Tuscany. Here there is a lot to do and a lot to see: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano for art and shopping; wine tours in Tuscany is also a great experience; painting lesson is fun and there is so much to learn;  cooking class is also fun and there is so much to indulge yourself; get lost in the Chianti region with medieval villages, romantic roads and breakthtaking views. And do not forget to slow down…take your time for relaxing in the nature and silence….happiness is closer than you imagine.

BOOK NOW your holiday with us!

Photo & Video Contest 2015

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Colle Val D’Elsa, Tuscany. Photo by Alexandre (F), Photo Contest Winner 2014

Ancora del Chianti B&B is proud to launch
the NEW CONTEST for 2015
for PHOTOS and VIDEOS

Will YOU be the next winner? …why not!

It’s easy: come for a visit and follow the instructions!

Regulation for 2015:
Submitted photos and videos must recreate/explain the “Perfect Moment” of your holiday in Tuscany during your stay at Ancora del Chianti or your moment of fun. We offer 2 complementary nights at our B&B to the winner, valid within season 2016. Entry is free and all levels of expertise are welcome. We only require a formal releasing that by entering the competition you agree to allow us to use the photos on our blog, FB page and website and in promotional or commercial material of any kind with full name and full address. Photos must be sent in JPG format to info@ancoradelchianti.it and as the videos, must arrive within Nov 8 2015 with the formal releasing.

GOOD LUCK!

Regolamento 2015:
Le foto e i video inviati devono rappresentare/descrivere il “Momento Perfetto” durante le vostre vacanze in Toscana all’Ancora del Chianti o un momento divertente. Al vincitore offriamo 2 notti gratuite presso il bed and breakfast entro il 2016. La partecipazione è gratuita e aperta a tutti previa liberatoria formale nella quale si autorizza alla eventuale pubblicazione sui nostri siti e all’eventuale utilizzo delle foto per fini promozionali e/o commerciali con il nome completo, indirizzo e telefono. Foto da inviare in formato JPG a info@ancoradelchianti.it e i video sono da inviare entro il 8 Novembre 2015 insieme alla liberatoria .

BUONA FORTUNA!

See here all the Entries to previous editions

Qui tutte le Foto delle passate edizioni

Ancora del Chianti’s Photo Contest Winner 2014

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Tuscan Harmony

Tuscan Harmony by Alexandre (F)

The Winner of Photo Contest 2014 is…
…Mr. Alexandre from France, with:
“TUSCAN HARMONY: breathe and let your soul fly”

Our congratulations to Alexandre,
who wins 2 complementary nights at Ancora del Chianti B&B in 2015.

Thank you Alexandre for this dynamic and still peaceful atmosphere.
I can’t take my eyes out of every little detail of the landscape
yet amazed by the sense of harmony and unity of the general composition.
We hope everybody can feel it soon, seeing that by real,
during their stay at Ancora del Chianti B&B!

Our Special Thanks also to the other partecipants
for their kind contributions on Ancora del Chianti B&B and Tuscany Visit.

Have a look to all the entries on our Flickr Page.
Have Fun!

Christmas Greetings from Tuscany

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Xmas Cookies from  Ancora del Chianti B&B in Tuscany

Xmas Cookies from Ancora del Chianti – Tuscany B&B

Winter time is a busy moment at Ancora del Chianti B&B
for our young pastry chefs Spartaco and Cesare.

Here they want to share their recipe for Christmas Cookies 2014,

WITH ALL GOOD WISHES FOR
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

                     Spartaco Cesare  the patissiers

                                 Laura Filippo, the official tasters  : )

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RECIPE for 2014 CHRISTMAS COOKIES by Spartaco and Cesare

Xmas Cookies 2014 Recipe

Xmas Cookies 2014 Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

200g Brown Sugar
180g Butter
Salt – a pinch

2 Eggs

500g Flour – sifted
Vainilla Extract
1 teaspoon Soda

100g Chocolate chips

 

 

PREPARATION:

Heat the butter and mix the ingredients following blocks and order kneading.

Xmas Cookies 2014 moulding

Xmas Cookies 2014 moulding

 

Prepare 3 rolls and make it rest in the fridge for 30 min.

Remove the dough from the fridge, knead it until easy to handle and make it flat. Then roll it out with a rolling pin.

 

Preparing cookies with Xmas moulds

Christmas cookies ready for the oven

 

 

 

 

Now….. take your favourite Xmas moulds and..have fun!

 

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Prepare a oven tray with baking paper.

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!

 

 

 

 

 

Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes, until light hazelnut coloured.

 

Resting on a wire trivet

Resting on a wire trivet

 

 

 

 

Make them rest and cool down on a wire trivet.

 

 

 

 

 

PACKAGING

Lovely and simple packaging for a gift, giveaway or placeholder on YOUR Christmas Table as in our case, the biscuits will not last for so long, I believe… : )

Original Christmas Placeholder and Giveaways

Original Christmas Placeholder and Giveaways

See all Pictures on our Flickr Page