Villa La Foce in Chianciano Terme, Val d'Orcia
The dialogue between buildings, garden e nature La Foce places at the center of an important historical testimony concerning the architectural and cultural evolution of the Tuscany in the twentieth century.
The garden was in fact entirely built between the 1924 and the 1939 around the renaissance house from Marchesi Antonio and Iris Origo, and is considered the masterpiece of the English architect Cecil Pinsent.
Villa and garden overlook the enchanting Val d'Orcia, with views of Mount Amiata in the background.
Antonio Origo passionately took care of the reclamation of this then very poor valley, while Iris dedicated himself to the garden, to his books, and to the social welfare of the peasant population.
Iris Origo, an Anglo-American writer who grew up in Firenze, gives us the story of the Foce in his books: War in Val d'Orcia, 1943-44, and Images and Shadows.
Today La Foce is the hub of many cultural activities: the Incontri in Terra di Siena festival organizes world-class concerts and exhibitions of contemporary art and archeology.
Un exclusive place where to spend their own holidays enjoying the hospitality of this prestigious historic villa.
Rental ideal for private events like weddings, business meetings, parties.
The history of Villa La Foce
The Villa of La Foce was built in the late fifteenth century as a resting place for Pilgrims e merchants traveling along this busy road.
Around 1924 it was inhabited by Antonio and Iris Origo and became a farm full of life and agricultural activities.
The garden, designed by Iris together with the English architect Cecil Pinsent, is considered a perfect example of harmonic fusion between architecture and landscape of the twentieth century, between taste and traditions of Italy and England.