Goop - Giardino La Foce

26 November 2018
This was once the home of Iris Origo, author of War in the Val d’Orcia (required reading if you’re going to spend any real time in the valley). Today, the spectacular palazzos, olive groves, and ga...

The New York Times - Eyewitness to Fascism

09 October 2018
Iris Origo's early life sounds like something out of a Henry James novel. Her father, Bayard Cutting, who came from an extremely wealthy American family, traveled the globe in search of relief from...

TDN - Heaven on Hallowed Ground

02 September 2018
In 1944, 18 years before I was born, Iris Origo saved my life. In the literal sense, what she really did was to make my life possible. There are hundreds like me, all over Europe and America; the h...

The New Yorker - Not a moment too soon: Iris Origo's war diary

01 September 2018
It’s almost impossible to imagine a better time to read “A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary, 1939–1940,” by Iris Origo, which is being published this week by New York Review Books. And, if th...

Memorie di Luce, mostra personale di Giovanna Lysy

05 March 2018
Venerdì 23 marzo alle ore 18,30 si inaugura la mostra personale dell’artista Giovanna Lysy , nella suggestiva cornice della chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi a Città della Pieve.

London Review of Book

04 March 2018
This latest reprint of lris Origo's The Merchant of Prato celebrates it as a 'modem classic', though it can't have seemed very modem when it first ap­peared in 1957. Various books published that ye...

TLS - A need to testify

22 January 2018
Iris Origo died in 1988, aged eighty-five. Almost thirty years later, Pushkin Press are printing a hitherto unpublished diary, together with a selection of her other Italian books, some no longer i...

Ville e Giardini - Tra campi e crete

01 December 2017
Villa La Foce nel 2017 si è aggiudicata, meritatamente, il Premio di Parco privato più bello d’Italia, titolo che premia sia la sua bellezza originaria sia la cura con cui questa è stata, ed è, pre...

The Daily Telegraph - Plain tales from the Tuscan hills

28 October 2017
Honest-eyed. Very blue-eyed. She's clean and picks her feet up;' was Virginia Woolf's enigmatic verdict on Iris Origo when they met in the mid-Thirties. What did she mean? Origo was then a clever a...

The Guardian - A Chill in the air: An Italian War Diary

28 October 2017
The best diaries ofthe second world war were written by women, and this is no paradox. Their observation and analysis of events around them deepened with the idea that they were living through a cr...

Sunday Herald Life - Chronicle of fearful times

22 October 2017
Iris Origo's life (1902-1988) contained two significant changes in direction. She was born in England but, after falling in love with an Italian marchese she settled in Italy. When her adopted home...

The Telegraph Magazine - In enemy territory

14 October 2017
Published 70 years ago, War in Val d'Orcia, British-born aristocrat Iris Origo's account of life in Italy during the Second World War, is one ofthe most cherished war diaries in history. Until now ...


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

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


Dimore storiche italiane

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