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La Foce is a large estate that lies close to the towns of Montepulciano, Chiusi, and Chianciano Terme in the Southern Tuscan region of Val d'Orcia. The estate's late-15th-century villa was restored by Iris Origo and Antonio Origo in the 1920s. The gardens, considered amongst the finest in Italy[1] were designed by the English architect, Cecil Pinsent, who also designed the gardens at Villa Le Balze. The book War in Val d'Orcia by Iris Origo is set in this estate, which at the time contained 57 farms in 7,000 acres.[2] Castelluccio, a medieval castle on the property, is the venue of an international music festival, Incontri in Terra di Siena, held in memory of Iris and Antonio Origo each July.[3][1]


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  2. ^ Iris Origo: War in Val d'Orcia Jonathan Cape, London, 1947, p.8
  3. ^ Incontri in Terra di Siena at

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