The perfect dialogue between buildings, garden, and nature place La Foce at the center of an important historical juncture in the development of Tuscan architecture during the twentieth century.
The garden was entirely created around the Renaissance house between 1924 and 1939 by the Marchesi Antonio and Iris Origo, and is now considered to be the chef-d’oeuvre of the English architect Cecil Pinsent.
Villa and garden look out onto the beautiful valley of the Orcia, with the peak of Monte Amiata crowning the view. Antonio Origo devoted his life to the progress and development of this very poor region, while Iris concentrated on the garden, her books, and the social betterment of the farmers.
Iris Origo, an anglo-american writer brought up in Florence, tell us the story of La Foce in her books War in Val d’Orcia, 1943-1944, and Images and Shadows.
Today La Foce hosts many cultural activities, among which the well-known festival Incontri in Terra di Siena, with concerts of international level and exhibitions of contemporary art and archaeology.
The main villa and the 11 farmhouses located in the estate have been restored with great care over the years and now offer a wonderful starting point to discover the Val d'Orcia at its most intimate, leaving the guests charmed by the spirit and lifestyle that have developed here over the last 80 years.
Open to the public every Wednesday afternoon.
From November to March: 15.00 and 16.00
From April to October: 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00
and the first weekend of the month from April to November every hour from 10 to 12 and from 15 to 18.
Strada della Vittoria, 63 - 53042 Chianciano Terme - Siena (SI)
39 0578 69101 - 39 0578 69101 Fax