Petriolo Hot Springs, a Noble Bath in the Ombrone Valley

Petriolo Spa resort, Free Natural Hot Springs and More!

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The Petriolo Hot Springs are, together with the Terme di Saturnia, among the most beautiful and well-known thermal spas in Tuscany. This is because, in addition to the quality of the waters and the spas with luxury spas, they also have wonderful free spas available.

Unlike Saturnia, the Petriolo Hot Springs 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 sulphide.

This article is part of our series about

The Best Thermal SPAs in Tuscany
You are interested in the Terme di Saturnia, read our article here
And always in Maremma the lesser-known but beautiful Terme di Sorano


Petriolo Hot Spring Spa Resort

Born about 15 years ago, the Petriolo Spa Resort is an important reference point for those looking for a relaxing place, where they can forget about daily problems and improve their health, both internally and externally. You can check the availability and costs of the hotel below.

As we have already mentioned, the mineral qualities of Petriolo waters are exceptional, the benefits of bathing in thermal baths are varied, for the skin, the respiratory system, the bones and the muscles. But one of the therapies that made the Petriolo Baths famous since the Middle Ages is mud therapy.

Mud therapy is both a purely aesthetic and curative effect of different types of pathologies, the muds, left to mature in special tanks, have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and muscle relaxation properties.

The mud is applied at a temperature of 47 °, followed by a thermal bath. It is indicated for the prevention and treatment of various chronic and degenerative pathologies of the articular bone apparatus, one for all osteoarthritis.


Petriolo Spa Resort: the Wellness Center

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Source of thermal mud

At the property, you can book different types of massage, which have 4 functions: therapeutic, sports, aesthetic, rehabilitative. The percentage of each of these 4 characteristics varies according to the type of massage. Among the most requested massages are the thermal toning massage, the anti-stress massage, the Shiatsu and the lymphatic drainage massage.

And then, of course, the treatment with thermal mud, with a relaxing, analgesic and decontracting action on the musculoskeletal system, promoting consolidation and post-traumatic healing. Ideal detoxifying and energizing treatment, regenerating thermal body mud, thermal clay body mud mask, thermal face mask.

Inhalation thermal therapies – inhalations and aerosols – are traditionally used and scientifically recognized in the treatment and prevention of various chronic diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract:

  • chronic rhinitis and sinusitis
  • laryngological pharyngitis tracheitis, simple bronchitis and chronic obstructive bronchopathies, exhibiting anti-inflammatory, decongestant, mucolytic, trophic action on the mucous membrane and are indicated to prevent exacerbations.

Petriolo Hot Springs: opening hours and prices

The Petriolo Spa Resort is open from Monday to Friday from 9 to 19 and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 20. During the year there are several openings at night, until 24, on special occasions.

The entrance ticket to the Terme di Petriolo is € 11.00 from Monday to Friday, € 8.00 for children aged 4 to 9 years.
For the afternoon entry only, starting from 15.00 the entrance ticket is € 9.00 from Monday to Friday.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays € 13.00 and children from 4 to 9 years € 10.00, afternoon admission € 11.00 Children € 6.

You can also subscribe:

10-weekday admissions for € 85.00, both weekdays and holidays € 105.00
20-weekday admissions, € 155.00, both weekdays and holidays € 185.00

Here all the information and availability on Hotel Petriolo Spa Resort


Where to sleep in Petriolo

There are several solutions to sleep a few minutes from the Terme di Petriolo, you can take a look at the list below

I migliori hotel a Casalmaggiore, a due passi dalle Terme di Petriolo

Or otherwise here

Alberghi a Castello Di Tocchi, Bagni di Petriolo

or even below a larger map of the hotels in the area surrounding the Terme di Petriolo.

Best Attractions Around Petriolo

The area around the Terme di Petriolo is rich in culture, very famous places but also beautiful surprises to discover. Here is a list of things not to miss around the Bagni di Petriolo.

  • Monticiano
  • Civitella di Paganico
  • Chiusdino and the Abbey of San Galgano
  • Basso Merse Nature Reserve
  • Siena

This article is part of our series about

The Best Thermal SPAs in Tuscany
You are interested in the Terme di Saturnia, read our article here
And always in Maremma the lesser-known but beautiful Terme di Sorano

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