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

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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Breathtaking beauty

This was our favorite gardens to see in Italy. The gardens are well maintained and lovely. The BACK of the estate is stunning. We fell in love with the beauty and the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jules B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favorite gardens to see in Italy. The gardens are well maintained and lovely. The BACK of the estate is stunning. We fell in love with the beauty and the history of this area. Everywhere we turned there were fabulous photos. Absolutely a treasure to behold. DONT MISS THIS especially if you are a gardener who loves beautiful... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This estate and its fabulous gardens have a lived history that gives a significant depth to the whole visit. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable (I'm sorry to have forgotten her name) and passionate about the importance of La Foce's history alongside its contemporary existence. The beauty of the gardens and the stunning scenery will remain with me for a... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I took Rick Steve's recommendation to check out these gardens. I was blown away by Tuscany's beauty but I felt my time was wasted stopping here. It was built in the time when Tuscany was pretty barren so they grew trees which actually hide the now beautiful horizon. 10 Euros per person was just a waste of money and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We spent 5 nights at La Foce, in apartment "Ronda", as the last stop in almost 4 weeks of tripping around Tuscany and Umbria. Overall it was a great experience. The apartment was well fitted out, had more space than we expected and was clean and tidy. Facilities at the "resort" were great, location perfect and views across the valley... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

take the time and effort to visit these gardens. you won't be disappointed. the views of the valdorcia are jaw dropping and the setting of the house and gardens simply unforgettable. the history of the house and area is fascinating as is the woman who spearheaded the whole thing. loved it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Fabulous gardens designed to work at all scales from the tiny through to the grand landscape. The strong core of geometry within the formal gardens is something to behold! NB the tour of these gardens includes a lot of reference to the second world war.

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

La Foce is nestled in the hills and farmlands ae stayed the farm house about 10 minutes from the estate office. It can accommodate 5 couples comfortably. It s a large kitchen with large table that seats 10, a nice refreshing pool. A nice comfortable place to base day trips to different place in Tuscany and Umbria. The cooking class,... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Take a trip back in time as you stroll through the gardens. The guide tells you the story of the family and history making this a very interesting afternoon. You can even have lunch or dinner at a local restaurant near the garden.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Had a great lunch at Dopo Lavoro - the old school house across the road. The gardens are spectacular but the tour guide was more than a little uptight about our kids, which was annoying. We had come with 3 families..! That ruined it a bit but the views were worth it

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San Francisco, California
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147 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You would never know this was here, unless you knew about it from a guide book. And it is well worth the stop (on a day when it’s open for tours, check ahead). Besides the great history behind the La Foce estate, the gardens were just amazingly well kept (only 3 full-time caretakers!) with glorious trees, plants, and flowers, unbelievable... More 

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