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Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were in Tuscany to attend a wedding at a nearby Frattoria and were fortunate to spend 6 days at Ancora del Chianti.
This is a simple, unpretentious and thoroughly welcoming family run property which offers warm and genuine hospitality.
It's neither manicured lawns nor contemporary luxury, rather it's homely, home made, simple and practical.
Laura and her small team are singularly focused on creating a relaxed and friendly environment. That they have succeeded is without a doubt.
Go, enjoy, be charmed and don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking 'I must return here'. It's just that kind of place.

Room Tip: Rooms are simply furnished and squeaky clean.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Laura R, Owner at Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you Garry for taking the time to write your comment about your stay at Ancora del Chianti with a vivid description of the property and staff. We are glad that you appreciated our genuine setting and welcoming style...and we are glad to meet genuine guests! Looking forward to welcoming you again, Laura and Staff

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

It was our first time in the tuscany and we LOVED it! Laura and her husband weren't there, but the staff and her mother Guiliana were very friendly and well organised (even if we didn't understand her italian)
The house is so beautiful and a stay there Is perfect to relax a few days. We made trips to Firenze (easy with the Bus) and to other small tuscan villages - a perfect combination of sightseeing, relaxing, very good food and feeling like home!

Great Job Laura!

Best wishes from Louisa and Hannes

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Laura R, Owner at Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Louise and Hannes, thank you for your comment about your visit at Ancora del Chianti Bed and Breakfast. I am so glad to read that you did enjoy your holidays with "sightseeing, relaxing, very good food and feeling like home" due to our central location, tranquillity and peace of our hilltop farmhouse and garden with view, our tasty breakfast and friendly yet professional staff. Can't wait to welcome you personally next time! A hug from all of us, Laura, Family & Staff

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We arrived here as a group of 16 Americans who are all in our 30s. Laura could not have been more accommodating! Starting with our initial orientation to the wonderful daily breakfasts - everything was perfect. The rooms were spacious, the scenery was breathtaking and the food was very delicious.

Getting up to the property is an adventure (especially if you follow google maps and forget to follow the actual signs on the road), but hey that is what makes vacations fun! There is great hiking in the immediate area and in the local vineyards/olive fields.

The property is perfectly located for quick drives to all the small towns in the immediate region and it is an easy 45 minute drive to Florence. My one regret is that we only stayed here for 3 nights - next time it will be for many more!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Laura R, Owner at Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Richard, thank you for your visit and for reporting immediately about your stay at Ancora del Chianti EcoBB and Art Retreat in Tuscany. It has been an amazing experience to host your group for 3 days: pleasant company with sharing, learning and fun. Thank you also for the Brunello...never forget you all... and the delicious wine! Waiting for you to come back for a longer stay and more exploration, un saluto caro Laura & Staff

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Unpretentious, warm and inviting, Ancora del Chianti offers a lovely and tranquil setting in a wonderful location. LAURA and her staff are most gracious and helpful. A wonderful country stay, yet convenient to the sites of the Chianti region.!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Laura R, Owner at Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Michelle, thank you for your time in writing about your stay at Ancora del Chianti BB and we are glad to read that it has been so pleasant. Hope to see you back, Laura & Staff

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Ancora is located four to five kilometers from Greve in Chianti. You will need a rental vehicle to access it up a reasonable dry weather road.
Our room was clean, tidy and peaceful, as were the breakfast and guest kitchen areas. Views from the garden are beautiful and the nearby countryside supports a good fauna population. Our host Laura was able to supply me with a useful bird list and I encountered some good birds as well as butterflies.
Breakfast was enhanced by homemade preserves, jams and cakes which made a nice difference from the packaged stuff many hotels dish up!
The kitchen for guests is really useful. There are basic food supplies plus wine and beer in it which you can buy for nominal prices but we augmented these with bread, cheese and prosciutto from the supermarket in Greve and enjoyed our evening meals with a glass or three while watching the sunset. Doing just this on our last night together with a lovely Argentinian couple, hundreds of fireflies danced around us.
There is a good walk to the main road through vineyards, olive groves and natural forest. If you are comfortable driving around this region it is perfectly situated for day trips to places such as Siena and San Gimignano.
Ancora is a well run family concern in a beautiful location and we have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending it.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Laura R, Owner at Ancora del Chianti Eco BB & Art Retreat in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear Lesb0, it has been a pleasure to welcome guests that love nature so much and can see our efforts in preserving appreciating the biodiversity of Ancora del Chianti, the lovely walks in the morning bliss and the convivial evening in the garden surrounded by hundreds of fireflies in the vibrant silence of countryside at night. We have been so happy to share all this with you and I personally miss our talkings in morning when comparing Australian and European wildlife and habits. We are grateful for the time in writing your comments about your stay with us and for recommending so enthusiastically. Waiting for you to come back "to the other side of the world", a big hug Laura and Staff

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