There really isn't much else I can say about Ankhura. I took my boyfriend here for a surprise trip for his birthday & our anniversary. Based on the glowing reviews from Trip Advisor, I had high expectations & it really didn't disappoint. It was just as I imagined it would be, but better. I wanted something rustic but with the modern touches, clean, romantic, and peaceful. That's exactly what we got!
Situated on the top of a little hill with gorgeous panoramic views, it's the ideal B&B for that part of Tuscany. If you want to be involved in the hustle & bustle this isn't the place. It IS within very close driving distance (5-10 minutes) of villages for food, shopping, etc. There is plenty to do near there - all you need is an open mind & a map.
Unfortunately we were only there for a couple of says so we didn't take part in the cooking classes but they looked fun & the food looked gorgeous. We decided to have a meal there one evening & it was stunning. Three course meal, a lovely selection of wine, and they sang my boyfriend happy birthday in Swedish :-)
Anders & Cino are a lovely couple with a beautiful son & they are very accomodating & try to help as much as possible with ideas on places to go, things to see, etc.
I really couldn't recommend a better place to stay. It's rustic with the modern touches you would want or need. And we got a nice bottle of wine & olives on arrival. Perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful little bed & breakfast is located in a magical medieval hamlet just south of Siena making it an ideal place from which to explore central and southern Tuscany. The proprietors, Christopher and Tina, left corporate careers in New York to indulge their passion for Italian culture, food and wine. Ankhura offers cooking classes, wine tours and truffle hunts throughout the year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ankhura Italy/San Giovanni D'Asso, Tuscany