When Anthony and Iris Origo bought the estate of La foce, they called the English architect Cecil Pinsent–who had already worked extensively for Bernard Berenson at Villa I Tatti in Florence-to renovate the main buildings and create a large garden. The latter is designed to enhance the Renaissance house and expand the spectacular view over the Val d’Orcia and monte Amiata. The harmony between buildings, garden and nature makes La foce an ideal example of architectural and cultural evolution of Tuscany in the 20th century.
The garden has grown gradually, between 1925 and 1939. The House is surrounded by a formal Italian garden divided into ‘ rooms ‘ by geometric box hedges, with lemon trees in pots;travertine stairs lead to the rose garden, while a trail through the forest connects the garden with the family cemetery.
TERMS OF VISIT
Visitors are accompanied in the visit to the garden from our guide. It is not necessary to book your visit in advance; the tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is conducted in Italian and English. At the end of the visit is not permitted to stay in the garden.
Phone: + 39 0578 69101