Rapolano Terme Hot Springs

A Lesser-Known Luxury Retreat in Tuscany

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 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.

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In This Article:

  • Terme San Giovanni Rapolano Hot Springs
  • Antica Querciolaia Hot Springs Wellness Center
  • Where to Sleep at Rapolano Terme Hot Springs
  • How to get to Rapolano Terme Hot Springs
  • 5 Things to See and Do in the Surroundings of Rapolano Terme

Terme San Giovanni Rapolano Hot Springs

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.

The characteristic of its thermal offer is to offer swimming pools with different degrees of heat, in a context that also includes a wellness and beauty center, a tennis court, and pools for rehabilitation treatments. It is, therefore, an integrated and complete offer of high-level services.

The Beautiful Terme San Giovanni Rapolano offers Day Spa, Night Spa, Massages, Hotel, and the tasty restaurant L’Olivo (The Olive Tree).

You can relax the all-day or night in the suggestive Thermal Park and Pool, but keep in mind a lot of other treatments available, you can book them separately or check the series of packages prepared by the Spa to satisfy every desire. Just to name a few of the available treatments:

  • Thermal Mud
  • Spa & Health
  • Inhalation Therapies
  • Mud Treatments
  • Signature Treatments
  • Massages
  • Beauty
  • Day Spa

If you are looking for a romantic date consider the Night Spa, the entrance fee from 7 pm is 45 Euros, dinner included, and on Friday and Saturday, the pools are open until 1 am. Have a look at the Terme San Giovanni Rapolano Entrance Fees, there are deals for every pocket.

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Antica Querciolaia Wellness Center

The Antica Querciolaia Wellness Center is a vast spa complex with numerous swimming pools, both outdoor and indoor, where the water temperature changes progressively.

The thermal water has a variable temperature (hot baths at 39°/ 40°C, temperate baths at 30°-34°C, and cold baths at 22°-25°C), according to seasonality and most suitable thermal path.

The Spa proposal is completed by the Wellness Center by the spa treatments and by the suggestive Winter Garden, a heated room at the center of the park of secular trees for the tasting of typical products.

Some of the treatments available are:

  • Massages
  • Body and face care
  • Cosmetics,
  • Aerosol,
  • Mud,
  • Balneotherapy,
  • Rehabilitation, in agreement with the National Health Service

Terme di Rapolano: Timetables and Prices – Antica Querciolaia

  • Monday – Friday 09.00 – 19.00
  • Saturday 09:00 – 01:00
  • Sunday 09:00 – 20:00
  • From Monday to Friday € 13.00
  • Saturday, Sunday, holidays and pre-holidays € 17.00
  • Children from 4 to 9 years old € 10.00-12.00
  • Afternoon from Monday to Friday from 15.00 € 11.00
  • Sunday and holidays from 16.00 € 13.00
  • Saturday from 19.00 € 13.00

Where to sleep at Rapolano Terme Hot Springs

To complete the already wide range of wellness services guaranteed by the two renowned spas in Rapolano, there are some interesting charming accommodation facilities that take advantage of the wonderful natural context to offer relaxing stays.

Imagine a few days, or even a week, of total, relax – just Spa treatments and maybe some indoor games, how does that sound?

Here is a list of the many hotels, agritourism, and B&Bs in the surroundings of the Terme Antica Querciolaia, many affiliated with the spas and equipped with an outdoor swimming pool that can be used during the hot season.

Have a look at these Typical Accommodations Around the Hot Springs


How to get to Rapolano Terme Hot Springs

By car, leave from Siena to get to Rapolano in half an hour along the Siena-Bettolle motorway junction and then exit at the appropriate junction.

The same link leads to Rapolano from Perugia, after a journey of 1 / 1.30 h. The motorway junction allows you to shorten your journey’s time unless you run into times of particular traffic.


5 Things to See and Do in the Surroundings of Rapolano Terme

You don’t want to stay the all-day in the water, do you? There is a lot to explore around Rapolano Terme, here we give you some ideas.


View of Rapolano from the Hills

1 Rapolano Terme

The village is an attraction in itself: just wandering the car through the narrow streets between hills and gentle slopes to find postcard views and panoramas, with the terrain that, in all shades of gray and ocher, acts as a frame for cypresses and rustic farmhouses.

Rapolano itself, however, deserves an in-depth visit: in fact there is a vast Etruscan archaeological area, with an imposing thermal complex and necropolis.


Serre di Rapolano

2 Villages

The inhabited Rapolano center with a medieval layout makes a fine display of the Castle and the Palazzo del Podestà, while in the immediate surroundings there are small and delightful villages, although unknown to most, such as Armaiolo, Poggio Santa Cecilia and San Gimignanello.


The Medieval City of Siena

3 Siena

When and if you decide that you have had enough to photograph beautiful landscapes, you can go without hesitation to Siena, a city of art, history, and culture that satisfies the most demanding tourist.


4 Buy a Traditional handicraft

Particularly characteristic of the area are the handicrafts, which are worth taking home on your return: in Rapolano, the traditional travertine working activity to manufacture knick-knacks, amphorae, and small sculptures.


5. Try the White Truffles

In San Giovanni d’Asso, a few kilometers from Rapolano, one of the finest white truffles in Italy is gathered.

An unmissable event in the area is the Crete Senesi White Truffle Market Exhibition held every year on the second and third weekend of November at Castle of San Giovanni d’Asso.


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