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.
A limonaia has been added…and a pool.
Gardens surround the house.
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..
It was a cold, blustery day when we visited. The wind blowing the clouds across the sky made some interesting shadows.
Click here to see the post…and more of the gorgeous garden… I wrote last year. La Foce…a magnificent garden in Tuscany