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La Foce

Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
+39 0578 69101
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Wonderfull excursion very well explained

This a private house; make sure you reserve your visit or show up in advance. It is nicely kept... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
DEFE7275
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Zurich, Switzerland
The garden and the restaurant

We went to this ur the amazing gardens of La Foce followed by lunch at their restaurant. The... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Renee B
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seattle, washington
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

This a private house; make sure you reserve your visit or show up in advance. It is nicely kept; the guide offers a very nice and lengthy visit strolling around the wonderful park and contemplating the amazing view over the Val di Norcia. We loved...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We went to this ur the amazing gardens of La Foce followed by lunch at their restaurant. The gardens were first conceived by Antonio and his wife in 1924. Today they cover many different parts of the compound with amazing formal English t mimed boxwood....More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

If you pick a sunny day, the tour of these gardens is a true highpoint. For 10 euro you are gently taken around the gardens and given masses of information in a relaxed and almost conversational style for about an hour. Of course the tour...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens, well informed tour. Extra treat was an English scholar in our group who knew all about the WW2 battles in the Val d'Orcia.

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Reviewed July 1, 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

2  Thank Darko B
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Reviewed June 27, 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

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Reviewed June 9, 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

3  Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
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Reviewed May 20, 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
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Reviewed May 8, 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
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Reviewed May 3, 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
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Lorin M
January 5, 2018|
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Response from DEFE7275 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No you can't. it is a private house
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clearyfamily
April 26, 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
January 20, 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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