A true hidden paradise in Tuscany, the Termas de Saturnia work as a large open-air SPA

THE tuscany, in Italy, is one of the most incredible regions on the planet. Medieval castles, vineyards, cobblestone streets, valleys, mountains and a bucolic atmosphere look like movie sets – in fact, many feature films have already been filmed there, such as Under the Tuscan Sun.

However, a special and somewhat unique place has attracted attention and attracted many tourists: beautiful waterfalls of turquoise water that form natural thermal pools. these are the Cascade del Mulino, in Saturnia, in southern Tuscany, located between Siena and Rome, also known as Saturnia hot springs.

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Saturnia Hot Springs: Thermal Water Cascades in Tuscany


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There are dozens of pools of warm water that run through the limestone stones, forming relaxing natural pools. With medicinal properties, the waters descend at 37º, providing a relaxing outdoor hydromassage – and with a beautiful setting around. An old stone mill, built on top of the falls, adds even more charm to the place.

The benefits of water from Saturnia hot springs  they were already known to the Romans and Etruscans, who used to bathe there more than two thousand years ago. According to locals, baths help treat skin, digestion and joint problems.

And what's the best part of it all? At Saturnia hot springs They are completely free and there is no need to pay anything to enjoy their benefits. But that's not exactly an advantage: after going unnoticed for years, the spas have now started to make a splash on social media. With this, especially in summer, it is practically impossible to find a place in the sun in this Tuscan paradise.

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For those who prefer exclusivity, very close by is the Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, which also offers beautiful natural pools with warm and healing waters, as well as SPA treatments. However, in this case it will be necessary to pay a few euros to enjoy its benefits.

The place also offers beauty treatments, a restaurant, a golf club and sophisticated accommodation options, which do not cost less than €300.

How to get to Saturnia Hot Springs


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At Satunia hot springs they are located between Rome (160 km) and Siena (150 km). As they are in a somewhat remote location, the best way to reach them is by car. The roads in Italy are well signposted and just put the location on a GPS. access the map clicking here.

If your option is public transport, the best option is the train. Get off at Albinia station, which is the closest to Saturnia. From there, it is necessary to take a bus to the municipality of Manciano. From Manciano, take a bus to Saturnia (it is important to check timetables in advance as these buses only run twice a day).

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