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La Foce

Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 69101
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Splendid Countryside Villa

Massive gardens, breathtaking vistas, and friendly staff. Great nature trails, garden tours, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SunshineCotton7
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More than just a garden tour

The La Foce estate in southern Tuscany was transformed from a treeless rocky landscape in the 1920s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie J
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 12:15, 15:00 - 15:45, 16:30 - 17:15
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 30 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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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We went to this ur the amazing gardens of La Foce followed by lunch at their restaurant. The gardens were first conceived by Antonio and his wife in 1924. Today they cover many different parts of the compound with amazing formal English t mimed boxwood....More

Thank Renee B
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you pick a sunny day, the tour of these gardens is a true highpoint. For 10 euro you are gently taken around the gardens and given masses of information in a relaxed and almost conversational style for about an hour. Of course the tour...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens, well informed tour. Extra treat was an English scholar in our group who knew all about the WW2 battles in the Val d'Orcia.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best spots you can visit in Tuscany. NOTE: When you come to the spot in front of old country house (which is great spot to view) dont just stop there. It will look like entrance to this house is private...More

2  Thank Darko B
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

The gardens at La Foce in Val d'Orcia are so beautiful. Only open on certain days so be sure to check before you travel to visit. An experience guide will take you round these breath taking gardens, which were planted nearly a century ago and...More

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Lorin M
5 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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Verona94
20 January 2015|
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Response from lauren155002 |
On their website, they say Saturday and Sunday tours are available as well...check out the website and go to Garden>Garden
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