We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Foce

Closed Now: 11:30 - 12:15, 15:00 - 15:45, 16:30 - 17:15
Open today: 11:30 - 12:15, 15:00 - 15:45, 16:30 - 17:15
Review Highlights
Historic Gem of Val D’Orica -

Iris and Antonio Origo bought and revived La Foce in the 1920’s and 30’s and created a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Great place for to visit

We stopped here while doing the Rick Steve's driving tour in Tuscany. Excellent location. Gardens... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy N
via mobile
Read all 213 reviews
All photos (163)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop”(5 reviews)
“garden tour”(5 reviews)
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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:30 - 12:15, 15:00 - 15:45, 16:30 - 17:15
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 69101
Reviews (213)
Filter reviews
102 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews southern tuscany gift shop garden tour tour guide cypress trees amazing garden second world war landscape architect incredible views surrounding nature rich history wednesday afternoon italian garden sunny day iris estate villa
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 102 reviews
Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 28 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 James W
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 19 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

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 17 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 5 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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 81 nearby hotels
Hotel Michelangelo
175 reviews
1.09 km away
Hotel Francesca
7 reviews
1.14 km away
Albergo Santa Lucia
88 reviews
1.16 km away
Hotel Garden
456 reviews
1.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 50 nearby restaurants
Rosso Vivo Pizzeria Verace
1,084 reviews
2.16 km away
Ristorante Patry
980 reviews
2.55 km away
Pizzeria Ciritorno
81 reviews
2.63 km away
Pizza Al Volo
111 reviews
2.33 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 25 nearby attractions
Piscine Termali Theia
1,893 reviews
1.13 km away
Pastrimotors-Vacanze Toscane Noleggio Vespa, Bici e E-Bike
17 reviews
1.52 km away
Il Re Cioccolato Chianciano Terme
15 reviews
1.55 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lorin M
5 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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