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La Foce

Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 69101
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This is one of the best spots you can visit in Tuscany. NOTE: When you come to the spot in front of... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Darko B
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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The picture does not lie!

The gardens at La Foce in Val d'Orcia are so beautiful. Only open on certain days so be sure to... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
catherinebG9840PR
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
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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

1  Thank Darko B
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

Thank catherinebG9840PR
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Garden aficionados will love La Foce, especially after reading Iris' autobiography or any book on the remarkable gardens of Italy. Parking is convenient and a short walk to the reception--where you buy your tickets for timed garden tours. Check website. An Italian or English tours...More

2  Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We visited La Foce on a day that had started as sunny and clear, but had developed into dark, windy and extremely cold by the time we started our garden tour. Sybella (not sure of spelling)was our guide; she was so knowledgeable and interesting that...More

1  Thank Kaye46
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a beautiful place, very serene, well kept and with breathtaking views at every turn. Given that it is in Tuscany that is an achievement! The history of the gardens is fascinating and was well told by our guide who was highly informative and...More

Thank AmandaJC11
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Firstly, I will say that the price is high. It is 10€, which is the same price as for the Boboli gardens. It is different, however, that it is well kept, better than Boboli, which is a park rather than a garden. It is muchsmaller,...More

2  Thank Michal K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

These are probably the most beautiful gardens and views in Italy. The history of the author / family who own this property is fascinating. Sibylla the historian / artist / docent who leads the tours is a wonderful sensitive person with a depth of real...More

Thank La_Serenissima_37
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I got scolded for having to use the bathroom and was told I was delaying the tour (this took about a minute total). Even though I promised to run to the loo, the tour guide reprimanded me and was quite unpleasant. The tour was rushed...More

Thank Emailbrookey
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Beatiful gardens and Origo's villa in Southern Tuscany. Very nice and informative guided tour of about 50 minutes. Lots of history and nature! Loved the picture spots, and the marvellous plants. Chose a sunny day for visitng (opens on Wed., Sat. and Sun.).

Thank Simona A
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Like many people I learned about La Foce through reading the excellent war diaries of Anglo-Irish-American writer Iris Origo and I couldn't wait to see them for the first time in 2010 - since then I have visited at least once every year and the...More

4  Thank penny_howard1
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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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