Garden

History

Villa Origo La Foce, il giardino all'italiana

When Antonio and Iris Origo bought the estate of La Foce, they engaged the English architect Cecil Pinsent to restructure the main buildings and create a large garden.

The latter was conceived to enhance the Renaissance house and expand the spectacular view over the valley of the Orcia and the Amiata mountain. The harmony between buildings, garden and nature makes La Foce an ideal example of Tuscany's architectural and cultural evolution in the XXth century.

The garden grew gradually, between 1925 and 1939. The house is surrounded by a formal Italian garden, which is divided into geometrical ‘rooms’ by box hedges with lemon trees in terracotta pots. Travertine stairs lead to the rose garden and a winding wisteria-covered pergola bordered by lavender hedge. Gentle informal terraces climb up the hill, where cherry trees, pines and cypresses grow among wild broom, thyme and rosemary, and a long cypress avenue leads to a 17th-century stone statue. Through the wood, a path joins the garden and the family cemetery, considered one of Pinsent's best creations.

La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce Giardino 30
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Laura Arcelli
La Foce - Foto Roberto Salomone
La Foce - Foto Roberto Salomone
La Foce - Foto Roberto Salomone
La Foce - Foto Roberto Salomone
La Foce - Foto Roberto Salomone
La Foce - Foto Paul Flanagan
La Foce - Foto Paul Flanagan
La Foce - Foto Paul Flanagan
La Foce - Foto Roberto Salomone
La Foce - Origo

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La Foce
Strada della Vittoria, 61
53042 Chianciano Terme
(Siena) - Italia

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Latitudine: 43° 1’ 27.78” N
Longitudine: 11° 46’ 46.2” E

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Azienda Agraria La Foce di Benedetta Origo - P.I. e C.F. 00607790524
Sito realizzato da Studio Morriconi