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This place is only open for tours on a Wednesday afternoon but try not to miss it if in the area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James L
Cairns, Australia

One of the highlights of our trip through Tuscany and the Val d’Orcia. Don’t miss these gardens... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Houston, Texas
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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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Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 69101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

La Foce is a nice Tuscan garden with a big house and some well sculpted gardens. The story of Iris Origo, her books and the WWII resistance is what makes it special.

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The gardens and the landscape beyond, covered with majestic cypress trees, are stunning beyond belief. I highly recommend reading Iris Origo's "War in Val d'Orcia," and Caroline Moorehead's autobiography of Iris Origo, before you go, to add to your experience. The guide, Irene, a landscape...More

Thank MicheleBarbara
Reviewed 6 June 2018

I visited the gardens with a large group of my tour guests. Our guide was informative and a wonderful storyteller. She was so moved by the story of Iris Origo that we all became quite emotional. Hearing the history of the property and seeing the...More

Thank Keli S
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Massive gardens, breathtaking vistas, and friendly staff. Great nature trails, garden tours, and wonderful a breakfast each morning. We awake each morning to the delightful sounds of the birds singing! Just a heavenly place to be!!

Thank SunshineCotton7
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The La Foce estate in southern Tuscany was transformed from a treeless rocky landscape in the 1920s to a spectacular showcase property. The owners, Iris and Antonio Origo, saw the potential, and over many years, and through WW2 and Nazi occupation, persevered to their goal....More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This place has great tour, great guide, great property, great price. We walked around for an hour hearing great stories and seeing great sights. The toilets were also clean.

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A must do tour in Tuscany. Guides convey both a knowledge of garden architecture and a knowledge of history. Beautiful in the spring!

Thank DonnaElizabeth0304
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This a private house; make sure you reserve your visit or show up in advance. It is nicely kept; the guide offers a very nice and lengthy visit strolling around the wonderful park and contemplating the amazing view over the Val di Norcia. We loved...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
26 April 2015|
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