The Most Beautiful Hot Springs in Tuscany

The 5 Very Best Thermal SPA in Tuscany: Natural Hot Springs for your Bucket List

The 5 Very Best Thermal SPA in Tuscany

Luxury accommodation, day SPA & Natural Hot Spring Pools


Tuscany is probably the most famous Italian region for Hot Springs.

Tuscany 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, usable by all.

All you have to do is decide which type of spa 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.


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Cascate del Mulino, Free Thermal Baths, Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy

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1. Saturnia Hot Springs and Natural Thermal Pool

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 them in a moment of anger; tired of the constant wars unleashed by man, he hurl 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 decide not to sleep at the Hotel Terme di Saturnia, there are many cheap solutions in the surrounding area.

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.

Read our Detailed Article about the Terme di Saturnia


Petriolo Free Thermal Baths

2. Petriolo Hot Springs

The Terme di Petriolo are, together with the Terme di Saturnia, among the most beautiful and well-known spas in Tuscany.

This is because, in addition to the quality of the waters and the Spas with luxury treatments, they also have wonderful free Spas available, immerse in nature.

Unlike Saturnia, the Terme di Petriolo remained “wild” for much longer, in fact, the Spa dates back to the early 2000s.

The Terme di Petriolo, also called Bagni di Petriolo, are located in the hills of the Ombrone Valley, along the course of the Farma river, which flows between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto.

The history of the Terme di Petriolo begins in Etruscan and Roman times when the locality was already known and mentioned in a prayer by Cicero.

During the Renaissance, they were frequented by important families of the time, such as the Medici and the Gonzagas and, apparently, the Pope himself.

The water of the Petriolo spas gushes out at 43 °, is particularly rich in salts and its properties have remained unchanged over the millennia.

Characteristic that unites it to Saturnia is the strong smell of sulfur, due to the large concentration of hydrogen sulfide.

There is a resort with a thermal pool and spa and many other solutions for sleeping nearby.

Read our detailed article about the Terme di Petriolo


The Beautiful Village of Sorano

3. Thermal SPA of Sorano

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

Read our Detailed Article About Sorano Hot Springs


Bagni San Filippo Natural Hot Springs

4. Hot Spring and SPA in Bagni San Filippo

Bagni San Filippo is a small spa town in Val d’Orcia, in the southern part of Tuscany.

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.

Read our Detailed Article about Bagni di San Filippo


Rapolano

5. Rapolano Luxury SPA and Hot Springs

Rapolano Terme Hot Springs are 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 Spa: 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, it is a rather luxurious spa facility, with an adjoining hotel equipped with 10 suites. For sure on of the Best Hot Springs in Tuscany.

Read here for all the information on the Terme di Rapolano

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