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La Foce

Closed Now: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
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Cyprese

Very nice and famous Cyprese zig zag. You can take very nice pictures from the road opposite to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_ngth_d2018
Excellent base for your travels to Tuscany

We visited Tuscany in October 2018 and decided to make La Foce our base and were very happy we did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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From 1925 to 1939, an Englishman, Cecil Pinsent, restructured buildings and created harmonious gardens on this estate. The gardens are open to the public and are also the setting for numerous cultural events throughout the year.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
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+39 0578 69101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and famous Cyprese zig zag. You can take very nice pictures from the road opposite to the cyprese line (there is one place where you can park your car easily and take pictures). There is a nice restaurant nearby (going from Roma you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Tuscany in October 2018 and decided to make La Foce our base and were very happy we did. La Foce was recommended in Rick Steve’s 2017 Italy book. The location is excellent – just 45 minutes away from Siena and close to Pienza,...More

Thank raynman62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely formal garden overlooking the beautiful countryside. The short guided tour is informative and interesting. Well worth a couple of hours.

Thank EclecticDJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iris and Antonio Origo bought and revived La Foce in the 1920’s and 30’s and created a wonderful estate that thrives today. The GARDENS are World famous, the views are World Heritage sites, Included in this estate is th 13rd century “Castleluccio” the original structure...More

Thank KJTM0134
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here while doing the Rick Steve's driving tour in Tuscany. Excellent location. Gardens are beautiful and the tour was interesting. Story connects to WWII. Can't beat the views!

Thank Tracy N
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We visited on a Sunday. The tour was well organized and well priced at 10 Euros/person. Guide was very knowledgeable and well paced. A must see if you are in the area of Montepulciano, but check opening dates/times.

Thank Brian_Palmquist
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This place is stunning. The history alone beckons you to enter. Admittedly you need to arrange to be there for one of the guided tours but it will take your break away.

Thank G6308ABjamesw
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been going to this restaurant for the better part of the past three years, on a very regular basis. I can safely say that I have never had an unpleasant experience there. The food is always excellent quality, and the service is polite, respectful,...More

Thank Lorenzo F
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This place is only open for tours on a Wednesday afternoon but try not to miss it if in the area. Gardens are stunning and the whole history of the place,the family ,their achievements and their goals is wonderful. One of the highlights of rural...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip through Tuscany and the Val d’Orcia. Don’t miss these gardens. More impressive is the story of Iris Origo and her passion. This was barren land and she and her landscape architect brought it to life. Simply an amazing...More

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Lorin M
6 January 2018|
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Response from DEFE7275 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No you can't. it is a private house
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clearyfamily
26 April 2015|
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Response from Rebecca L |
Though this question is quite old, potential guests should know that despite paying to stay at La Foce, guests are not permitted to view the gardens except in the narrow scheduled "garden tour days and times" No flexibility... More
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