Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 11, 2016

La Foce revisited

I enjoyed my visit to La Foce last spring so much I just had to return. La Foce is the exquisite Tuscan garden started in the 1920s by Iris Origo and her husband.

Last year the villa was not able to be visited as there were guests, but this year it was available. This is the original 15th century house bought by the Origos. They acquired the house and one tree, the holm oak in front of the house.

La Foce

La Foce

A limonaia has been added…and a pool.

La Foce

Gardens surround the house.

La Foce

They bought properties all over the area and brought the devastated  land back to production, giving homes and a living to many families.

Much of the land has since been sold to enable the daughters of Iris to keep the original home and the surrounding gardens. What they did with eroded, arid, rocky land is incredible.

This began with just one tree..

La Foce

La Foce

La Foce

It was a cold, blustery day when we visited. The wind blowing the clouds across the sky made some interesting shadows.

La Foce

La Foce

La Foce

La Foce

La Foce

La Foce

La Foce

La Foce

Click here to see the post…and more of the gorgeous garden… I wrote last year. La Foce…a magnificent garden in Tuscany


  1. Oh, Tuscany!

  2. Thanks for sharing . I read the book and absolutley loved it! The garden and your photographs are wonderful!

    • The book is excellent. I have just bought her autobiography.

  3. What a lovely way to start the day, breakfast over your blog about La Foce, added to my Autumn itinerary, thank you for the stunning photos.

    • Autumn could be a good time.

  4. Ooooh my goodness! That wistaria is to die for (earlier post). What a gorgeous place. A spiritual experience, in my book. With all the rain we are having in Milan right now, a visit to such a place would be welcome. Is it wet there??

    • It is drizzling here today, with more rain predicted.

  5. Wow beautiful gardens are such great legacies to leave. I love the photo of the road and the pines. Are they pines?

    • They are cypress trees.

  6. Great photographs… What a beautiful green areas… Thank you dear Debra, Love, nia

    • It was a very cold, windy day when we were there, but the light was lovely.

  7. I so want to be there! Thanks for the dreams.

    • I really want to stay there one spring.

  8. Love those green hills so much!

    • It is a beautiful part of the world.

  9. Absolutely beautiful. So green So serene

  10. Beautiful! What an amazing home and garden and that driveway is so picturesque.

  11. I remember the post on La Foce from last year – what a lovely legacy to be able to leave. I imagine it must heal many souls. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to stay there.

  12. Oh what a breathtakingly beautiful place, Debra. The oak tree is magnificent and all your photos are fantastic. 🙂

  13. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful memory.

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