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Address: 61, Strada della Vittoria | Chianciano Terme, 53042 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0578 69101
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Description: From 1925 to 1939, an Englishman, Cecil Pinsent, restructured buildings...
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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Beautiful and Serene Tuscan Vacation.

I can't say enough good things about our private cottage on this gorgeous estate. Comfortable accommodations and the special breakfasts every morning made our family reunion a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I can't say enough good things about our private cottage on this gorgeous estate. Comfortable accommodations and the special breakfasts every morning made our family reunion a memorable event.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Pallazuolo. Offers four funky but clean rooms at a reasonable price, but the panoramic view of the Tuscan hills and volcano in the distance is breathtaking,

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Stafford, England
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A beautiful garden 6 km away from Chianciano Terme. We had seen it featured in one of Monty Don's Italian Garden series. It really lived up to its description - in a beautiful setting in the middle of Val d'Orcia, it had been designed by a Scottish landscape designer before World War 2. It's owners, an Italian Count and his... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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261 reviews 261 reviews
31 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The seven of us braved the rainy weather and gravel roads to participate in the 6 pm Wednesday tour of La Foce. The tour guide was knowledgable, pleasant, patient with our questions, and generally compatible with all of us. There is a nice gift shop on the premises that stocks a number of otherwise hard-to-find books. The views and vistas... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you've got a thing for great gardens, visit La Foce and take the tour. I'm normally allergic to tours (but not to gardens) but this was terrific, just to hear the history behind it. Basically, rich American woman marries an Italian guy. Her mother buys them some unremarkable land and they hire a garden designer. What they came up... More 

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MD
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to La Foce for a Garden Tour on a Saturday morning. Just our luck it was pouring and storming. Still the guide found umbrellas for us and the one other family and we forged ahead. When it got to bad we came in the gift shop and our guide filled us in on the history. Guide was very... More 

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amiens
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just very beautiful and serene, well worth the traveling distance, the guide was very good. Lovely restaurant just down the road.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The gardens and landscaping are very beautiful. The view from the property, overlooking the Val d'Orcia, is simply breathtaking! A must see!

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Capitola, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This villa found itself in the middle of WWII, and has a fascinating story to tell. Before you visit, I strongly suggest that you read a slim volume entitled A War Diary, by Iris Origo, who lived in the villa at the time. Thrilling! The La Foce garden tour is a MUST! It is such a peaceful and serene break... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Really beautiful experience made so much better by a really lovely guide who explained the history of this wonderful place with enthusiasm and sensitivity. If you are a photographer you will be in heaven!

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