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“Villa Foce” 5 of 5 stars
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La Foce
61, Strada della Vittoria | Chianciano Terme, 53042 Siena, Italy
39 0578 69101
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Ranked #10 of 57 attractions in Siena
Type: Gardens
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Owner description: 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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“Villa Foce”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Simply beautiful, Stunning views”
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!

Visited May 2014
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Capitola, CA
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“La Foce Gardens and WWII History, Not to be Missed!”
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 from the hill town visits we all make in Tuscany.
Our guide was superb in that she of course was knowledgable but also passionate about this beautiful spot. By the time our tour ended, we were too. Run, don't walk to La Foce.

Visited July 2014
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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“Beautiful gardens. Superb guide”
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!

Visited July 2014
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“Great story”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Quite expensive for what you get (10 euro per person). But gardens are beautiful, the story behind them is fascinating and tour guide is very passioned about it. The views from above are also amazing. Also not that much to explore the villa on your own, you have to stay in a group most of time. Worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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