Greeting Season 2013

Xmas Tree at Ancora del Chianti B&B

Xmas Tree at Ancora del Chianti B&B - does anybody recognise the little house?

Wishing you all

Merry Christmas and

Happy New Year

Laura Filippo
Spartaco e Cesare

“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!

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Ancora del Chianti B&B’s 2013 opening

Spring time view from Ancora del Chianti
a casa tua in Toscana in eco-friendly B&B
re-opens today  with interesting news and offers:
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creative, active and learning holidays with
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Food & Wine – Bike & Hike – Florence & Museums
4 night stay at only 245.00 per person
discovering Tuscany with special programmes to choose from:
enogastronomy, sport, adventure, culture
Offer our GIFT VOUCHER with a free bottle of wine:
enjoying a lovely stay in Chianti will be a fond memory for the years to come!
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the third edition of our  is open to all our guests and their creative talent,
with a free 2-night stay at Ancora del Chianti for the winner.
Entries must arrive before 8th November 2013.
You can find the regulation on our blog.
There you can also see entries for the previous contests
and the winners for the 2012 edition, who were Chris and Anne from Lyon, France.
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are constantly updated and available on ou web site.
Laura and Filippo await for you with pleasure!

Best Wishes for 2013



Snow on the oldest olive tree at Ancora del Chianti B&B in February 2012

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

Our Best Wishes for 2013
and may your sailing throughout 2013
bring you to Chianti, port of continuous discovery

Waiting for you all in 2013!!

Laura, Filippo, the grown-ups
Spartaco e Cesare, the kids

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”