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Florence: 150 km

cultural sightseeing,winemaking area, tennis, spas, hiking

Siena, Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Orvieto, Cortona

OVERVIEW Villa La Foce

Villa La Foce is the Origo family house. It was originally built at the end of the XVth century as a wayside tavern, but soon became the centre of an estate belonging to the great Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena. In 1924 it was bought by Antonio and Iris Origo and turned into their comfortable home, from where they farmed and developed the land.

The Villa is built on three levels, following the lie of the hill, and is surrounded by the now famous garden created by Iris Origo and the English architect Cecil Pinsent – a ‘labour of love’ lasting many years. The house is full of old-world charm, not showy, but with beautiful antique furniture, comfortable beds, and lots of lovely rooms which offer both both privacy and opportunities for family gatherings.

There are many cultural activities organized by and around La Foce, held mainly in the Castelluccio, a medieval castle only 1 mile away, such as the well-known music festival Incontri in Terra di Siena, that gathers numerous music and art lovers to this beautiful and unspoilt part of Tuscany, the Val d’Orcia, recently included among the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.

Three gardeners look after the premises, including the swimming pool opposite the ‘limonaia’ (orangerie). Two full-time maids (including a local cook) and an extra help care for the house and its inhabitants. Meals are often held under the pergola in the garden, where guests relax in the shade of roses and wisteria, lulled by the sound of water from the fountain nearby.

The Villa includes an independent apartment on the second floor, with its own kitchen: a perfect retreat for children and nannies, or younger guests.

Amenities and services

Villa is equiped with:

  • Pool: 10 x 5m
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Hifi stereo
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washingmachine

Rent includes:

  • Maid Service
  • Bed & bath linens
  • Midweek change of towels
  • Baby equipment
  • Final cleaning
  • Pool towels

Service on request:

  • First shopping
  • Cook
  • Babysitter
  • Central heating

Floorplan of the villa


Lower ground floor
Music room with grand piano
Living room with fireplace
Breakfastroom with french windows onto the garden
Dining room
Kitchen
Bathroom




Upper ground floor
Hall
Library with fireplace
TV room with satellite TV
Study
Frescoed dining room
3 double bedrooms
1 twin bedroom
1 single bedroom
3 bathrooms
Guest WC




First floor
3 double bedrooms
1 twin bedroom
2 single bedrooms
5 bathrooms
Living room
Sitting room
Study
Kitchen
Laundry



Garden :

Three gardeners look after the premises, including the swimming pool by the ‘limonaia’ (orangerie).
Meals are often held under the pergola in the garden, where guests relax in the shade of roses and wisteria, lulled by the sound of water from the central fountain

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