The Spa in Tuscany
Tuscany and its beneficial thermal springs
Cities of art, hills, woods, cultivated fields, ancient villages, churches, Etruscan memories, sea, olive trees, cypresses: Tuscany as you imagine it. With an extra gift that for many is a surprise: a life that flows not only on the surface but also in an animated and mysterious underground from which water and steam come out.
The region is rich in a network of small and large thermal springs, of hot waters where you can immerse yourself even in winter among the mists of cold that remain outside the tanks, and therefore spas and resorts that treasure this wealth.
Località Terme, 1, 53040 San Casciano dei bagni SI
ph +39 0578 57241
One of the most famous complexes is Fonteverde, in the middle of Val d'Orcia, the most fascinating valley of the Sienese badlands. A stone's throw from Siena, San Casciano is a delightful medieval village. The establishment with five-star hotel, was built around the Medici portico built in 1607 by Grand Duke Ferdinand I. It has three restaurants, one for breakfast, one for lunch in a bathrobe and a more elegant one for the evening and lives 4,000 square meters of spa, hot and cold water, seven swimming pools from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view, overlooking olive trees, vineyards, cypress trees, badlands, the Rock of Radicofani and Monte Amiata in the distance. For those who wish, beauty treatments and even three aesthetic medicine clinics.
Bagni di Pisa
Largo Shelley 1856017 San Giuliano Terme (PI)
ph +39 050 88501
In the Pisa area, you can go to Bagni di Pisa, among the rolling hills between Lucca and Pisa, a stone's throw from Versilia, overlooking the countryside and the sea. It was the summer residence of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, now the hotel hides the TVs so as not to disturb the atmosphere of the rooms decorated with 18th century frescoes. The springs were known at the time of the Etruscans and Romans, now the spa offers comprehensive services, two pools, one for spa treatments and the other for fun, mud baths, inhalations, massages, beauty treatments and even anti-obesity diets:
All three complexes are from Stb, the Spa and Wellness Company that also produces a series of brand new active ingredient beauty creams, Eteria.
Bagni di Petriolo
Strada Prov. di Petriolo 53015, Monticiano (SI)
ph +39 06 85372541-38
We move on to the Maremma. In the province of Grosseto, we stop in Civitella Paganico, at Bagni di Petriolo. In one of the most unspoilt areas of Tuscany, among oak and chestnut woods, the thermal baths rise on the Farma torrent and release sulphurous waters at 43 degrees which boast of curing the respiratory system. Around, hotels of luxury or less and farm holidays.
Hotel Terme di Saturnia spa e golf resort
Loc. Follonata, Saturnia 58014 Manciano (Grosseto)
ph +39 0564 600111
Staying in the Maremma, here we are at the world-famous Terme di Saturnia spa, with its outdoor hot water cascades and pools and the delights of massages, various treatments and anti-stress, at the luxurious Hotel Terme di Saturnia spa and golf resort, at the foot of the medieval village. You can immerse yourself in the water but also in a fabric of Etruscan necropolis, Roman villas, medieval castles, rough butteri, enchanting landscapes and Maremma villages, from Maniciano to Pitigliano, from Montermerano to Sorano and Sovana.
Via Trieste, 22, 53040 Rapolano Terme SI
ph +39 0577 724091
Between Siena, Pienza and Montepulciano there is Rapolano, a small village between the Val di Chiana and Chianti where the Antica Querciolaia thermal complex offers peace and silence, but, now renovated, also modern efficiency. A true natural thermal system, with hot vapors that spread through the Crete Senesi, in a green and welcoming park where treatments of all kinds are wasted, but the protagonist is water.
Viale Verdi, 41 51016 – Montecatini Terme PT
ph +39 0572 7781
Finally, it is difficult to forget that Montecatini is called Montecatini Terme because its life and its liberty structures are concentrated around a network of no less than nine establishments suitable for every type of thermal treatment.
Have a good relax.