Tatiana & Co.


Tatiana and her friends from Saint Petersburg arrived at Ancora del Chianti in October and partecipated to grape harvest with us and our family and friends. They also took a lot of nice pictures of countryside and view around the B&B.

Tatiana went further: she took also a little sprout of our famous everlasting plant from the terracotta pot on the wall to take home. This is a very strong plant and infact it is growing now in her house.

This is the same plant at Ancora del Chianti yesterday under the snow. We will see later in spring if it will survive the cold this time.  

Here her message: 

“Dear Laura, sorry for delayed letter. Actually I didn’t want to answer formally like “It was unbelievable holidays, we hope to return next year etc.”. But now we’re almost closed by snow and one of the warmest things around us is that flower we’d stolen from your villa 🙂 He feels himself OK, became a little greater and sends you greetings. Great thanks for recommending market in Panzano, we still have some wine, pepper and olive oil on hand waiting for coming holidays. Hope to see you next year. Attached please find some photos from that days.
Best regards
Tanya, Denis, Liza and Savva”

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Gunnel’s Card


Gunnel is a teacher and an artist that comes regularly to Ancora del Chianti. Last time she came with the whole family and they spent nice days together both visiting and relaxing in the garden. In Autunmn we received this nice card of her summer house by the lake. She grows there beautiful roses and has a lot trees that make the fall season magical with the crazy colours of leaves. We really like the style of her painting and we can only say: “Thank you and Compliments

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Tonnis and Dianka


Tonnis and Dianka spent their honeymoon at Ancora del Chianti and a few weeks later we received their thanking card after their stay. They look wonderful on the picture and very in love as they are. Like a fairy tale…

 We had a lot to share as they were both involved in enviromental matters and they tought me the “cradle to cradle philosophy”.  It is a very interesting concept that I invite everybody to think about: with the growing knowledge of the living earth, design of products, industrial system, buildings, even regional plan can reflect the intelligence of natural systems and combine nature and commerce fruitfully. Nature-inspired design principles can make industry both prosperius and substainable.

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Bjorn and Ingrid


They arrived at Ancora del Chianti on their way to Corse and they were so enthusiastic that …. could not resist to come back afterwards. Here is what they wrote us once back to Sweden.

Dear Laura,

Our stay on Corse was very pleasant and driving went very well. We saw fantastic places and lovely nature. We were very pleased with our stay in Chianti too. You are such a good hostess taking care of your guests in a very good way. Thank you very much,
Love from Ingrid and Bjorn”

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Per and Kristina


What is like to have breakfast in our garden at home after a wonderful holiday in Tuscany? Here is the answer: a picture, better that any written comment..

Per and Kristina wished to share with us their home life after their stay at Ancora del Chianti  and adding this comment:

“Dear Laura and family!
Now we ave been at home for two weeks. We really loved our holiday in Italy! We think about our stay at your B&B and think that it was a piece of our dream about Tuscany. The days we spend at the coast were also very enjoyable.
Since we arrived at home we have had very fine weather and nearly every day we have been to our white beaches and enjoyed the swimming and sunbathing. Still we have two more weeks holiday and then the school starts again for me.
We will tell people about you and your b&B.
Kristina and Per”