5 Best Hot Springs in Tuscany – Luxury Accommodation, day SPA & Natural Hot Springs + what to see in the surroundings. All for a relaxing vacation in Tuscany!
Tuscany is probably the most famous Italian region for Hot Springs, it has the highest number of Hot Springs in comparison with other Italian regions, 1/4 of the total present on the national territory.
The quality of its thermal waters is among the best in the world, and you can still experience many thermal baths for free, where you can immerse yourself in nature.
All you have to do is decide which type of Spa or natural hot spring you want to be pampered by.
In this article, we will talk about what, in our opinion, are the 5 Best Hot Springs in Tuscany.
The Best Hot Springs in Tuscany
1. Saturnia Hot Springs and Cascate del Mulino Natural Thermal Pool
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The Terme di Saturnia are certainly one of the most famous Spa Bath in Italy, they are located in the homonymous town, in the area of the beautiful town of Manciano, in Tuscany.
The water that feeds the wellness center and the free hots springs below, the Cascate del Mulino, comes from the same source and flows at a constant temperature of 37.5 degrees, with a flow rate of 500 liters per second.
Saturnia was already a tourist center if it can be defined as such, in Roman times. Legend has it that it was the god Saturn who created the springs in a moment of anger; tired of the constant wars unleashed by man, he hurls lightning bolts on the earth, giving birth to the thermal spring.
Since then, the thermal baths of Saturnia have been used to relax, take care of one’s health and regenerate in general, both physically and mentally.
In short, it seems that Saturn has really helped men not to go to war, at least for a weekend…
The water that feeds the wellness center and the free spas below, the Cascate del Mulino, comes from the same source and flows at a constant temperature of 37.5 degrees, with a flow rate of 500 liters per second.
The free hot spring of Saturnia, being free thermal baths, are naturally devoid of any type of service so get ready for a more spartan experience.
If you are just taking a day trip and you are not interested in the SPA treatment packages, you can choose between 3 different entrance tickets, which offer differentiated services.
The territory surrounding Saturnia has a very high density of architectural and landscape beauties to visit at least once in a lifetime, just to name some, the splendid tuff villages of Sorano and Pitigliano.
The Terme di Sorano are part of the thermal area known as the tuff area, which includes the municipalities of Sorano, Manciano (home of the beautiful Terme di Saturnia), and the beautiful village of Pitigliano.
The water temperature at the source is 37.5 ° C; the latter is classified as magnesium-calcium thermal water.
In Sorano, the homonymous thermal baths are hosted at the Terme di Sorano Residence.
Unlike many other Spas, the Terme di Sorano Residence offers private housing units for its guests, consisting of both apartments and real villas. All solutions have a private garden ensuring privacy and the welcome of a real home.
And of course, they are located within walking distance of the thermal pools. There are 3 thermal pools:
the thermal pool, with an area of 370 square meters
the sports pool
the “Il Bagno dei Frati” (friar’s bath), immersed in the woods and dating back to the 15th century
Here you will find both the Spa with thermal pool and treatments and the free thermal baths of the Fosso Bianco, where several hot springs flow into a succession of pools where you can swim all year round and admire the particular limestone formations that for the suggestive shapes have inspired different names such as the white whale or the glacier.
Due to its position on the slopes of Monte Amiata in the Val d’Orcia Natural and Cultural Artistic Park, Bagni San Filippo is the ideal base for visiting the many attractions of southern Tuscany, tasting the typical products and the excellent wines of the area.
The Terme San Filippo is the main destination of the town, with a hotel, restaurant, swimming pool, spa treatments, and wellness center, the offer for a relaxing and regenerative stay is wide.
The spa treatments consist of baths, inhalation muds and various types of aerosols. The spa offers different face and body treatments and a line of beauty products.
And then the splendid swimming pool at a temperature of 40 degrees with hydromassage waterfall with its waters rich in sulfur, calcium, and magnesium.
Rapolano Terme Hot Springs is located about thirty kilometers from the beautiful city of Siena. One kilometer from the center of the small village of Rapolano, in the heart of the Crete Senesi, you’ll find two amazing Thermal spas: the Antica Querciolaia and San Giovanni.
Obviously, the Terme di Rapolano were already known and used by the Romans, who in the matter of spas were rather experienced and passionate, it then became a well-known place for skin diseases during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Rapolano thermal waters gush out from the subsoil at a temperature of 39/40 ° and are rich in sulfur, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and bicarbonate.
These minerals are particularly suitable for the therapeutic treatments of respiratory, cardiovascular, and skin diseases, as well as for the muscle relaxation induced by the intense heat.
The Terme di Rapolano are not very famous and especially attract people from the surroundings if you go in the less crowded periods, away from the weekends and the summer, you will have the spa all for you.
The Rapolano Terme Hot Springs are not very famous among tourists, they especially attract people from the surroundings, if you go in the less crowded periods, away from the weekends and the summer, you will have the Spa for yourself.
The Antica Querciolaia Wellness Center is a vast spa complex with numerous swimming pools, both outdoor and indoor, where the water temperature changes progressively.
Terme San Giovanni Rapolano, located in a more secluded position, about a kilometer from the inhabited center, is a rather luxurious spa facility, with an adjoining hotel equipped with 10 suites. For sure on of the Best Hot Springs in Tuscany.