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La Foce

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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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Tuscan Paradise with a Long island Connection

Touring the extensive gardens and eating at their farm to table restaurant was a joy. But reading "The War in Val d'Orcia: (a journal kept by the owner during WW II) made the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cliff and Patri... M
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Sayville, New York
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Sayville, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Touring the extensive gardens and eating at their farm to table restaurant was a joy. But reading "The War in Val d'Orcia: (a journal kept by the owner during WW II) made the experience come alive. Rescuing orphans and helping stranded soldiers to heal were just two projects that kept them busy during the war. Researching the bio of Iris... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gardens at this villa are very well kept! Amazing place. Made my brother's wedding in July very special! Love this place! A must visit!

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Thank Regina N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most interesting places and fascinating "stories" in southern Tuscany. In three visits we experienced three distinct but complementary narrations of this marvelous estate. The gardens by Pinsent are of course justifiably famous ("better than Versailles" we heard someone say--though the comparison is a bit off). But their story is even more compelling--as those who have... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for the best Tuscan scenery, this is probably the best. Difficult to find, both from the North (Bagno Vignoni) or from the South (Radicofani), you must try to find "La Foce" direction and you'll get it. The famous alignment of Tuscan cypresses are perfectly shown here. Absolutely recommendable

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a great place with an interesting history. Guides are great and provide an interesting history of La Foce, particularly its role during World War II. the drive there is great with spectacular views. A must see.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Particularly interesting for any one who has read Iris Origo's work, particularly War in the Val d'Orcia. The gardens are strongly influence by English gardens and the guided tour is incredibly useful in providing the story behind their development and the wider story of Iris Origo.

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Bethesda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Took the tour today and really enjoyed it. The gardens are gorgeous. Our guide was terrific, very knowledgeable and clearly quite committed to the pace and its history. She related the interesting personal history of the owners, as well as the historic context. Was terrific

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was our 4th, magnificent week-long stay at La Foce and somehow we find many new things to treasure each time. For the first time, my wife and I were alone on this trip so did not stay in one of our favorite farm houses but in the small "Etrusco" apartment in the 11th Century Castleluccio. Still, the view out... More 

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Siena, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great area with lots to see and do and this place is stunning but feel it does not merit the €10 per adult fee for a short, albeit informative, tour. The receptionist needs a little work on greeting and dealing with clients but the guide was nice and conducted the tour well...some effort and it could have been a far... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

La Foce Gardens is apparently now focusing on private rentals for special events. This place is not easy to find, even with GPS, since there is no street address, and there are no road signs (since it is private property) along the way, until you find one tucked away in Chianciano Terme. Garden visits are limited to 11.30 and 3pm... More 

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