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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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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
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.
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
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
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.