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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
Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
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
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
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
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
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!!
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
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
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
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 or accommodation at all. Quite frustrating and not clearly disclosed in advance.