we wish you a Happy Holidays Season
and await for you with pleasure from Spring 2018!
Filippo & Laura
On our blog
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and as the videos, must arrive within Nov 8 2015 with the formal releasing.
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 email@example.com e i video sono da inviare entro il 8 Novembre 2015 insieme alla liberatoria .
See here all the Entries to previous editions
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!
Have a look to all the entries on our Flickr Page.
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 : )
RECIPE for 2014 CHRISTMAS COOKIES by Spartaco and Cesare
200g Brown Sugar
Salt – a pinch
500g Flour – sifted
1 teaspoon Soda
100g Chocolate chips
Heat the butter and mix the ingredients following blocks and order kneading.
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.
Now….. take your favourite Xmas moulds and..have fun!
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Prepare a oven tray with baking paper.
Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes, until light hazelnut coloured.
Make them rest and cool down on a wire trivet.
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… : )
See all Pictures on our Flickr Page