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Thermal baths in Tuscany

Thermal baths

If you want completely relax and recharge your energies, a trip to a local spa would be the perfect addition to your Tuscan holiday. Tuscany boasts numerous natural hot springs. In most of the spa towns there is a modern spa where water from the hot springs is brought into a swimming pool and you pay a daily ticket to use the pool. Some of them are outdoors and open during spring and summer; others are open all year. There are also several “open air” natural hot springs you can access on own, open to the public for free.

Bagni di Lucca

Via Bagni Caldi - Bagni di Lucca

The history of the spa town of Bagni di Lucca goes back many centuries. It remains one of the oldest in Europe: in fact the properties of its waters were appreciated even by the ancient Romans. Already a popular destination in the Renaissance, Bagni di Lucca became one of the most famous spa towns in Europe by the 19th century when it flourished as both a healing center and as a holiday resort. Bagni di Lucca’s famous visitors include Dumas, Puccini, Shelly, Byron and Alfieri. It features an impressive 25 springs of natural sulfate - bicarbonate - calcium waters.

Casciana Terme

Piazza Garibaldi, 9 - Casciana Terme - phone 0587 64461

The thermal water of Casciana has been recognized since 1100 A.D. for its special properties. The water flows from a spring at a constant temperature of 35.7 degrees. It contains calcium, sodium bicarbonate and natural minerals, making it ideal for arthrosis  and rheumatism.

Montepulciano Terme

Via delle Terme - 53045 Montepulciano

Situated in the heart of the Val di Chiana and Val d'Orcia in central Tuscany, Montepulciano's thermal water is largely sulfurous, used to treat respiratory and skin diseases. The water derives from a depth of 132 meters where it remains unexposed to air. This ensures a natural therapeutic quality of the sulfur and its antiseptic, anti-catarrhal, anti-spastic and anti-allergy activities. 

San Giuliano Terme

Via G. B. Niccolini - 56017 San Giuliano Terme

These particular waters are rich in calcium and indicated for chronic respiratory tract illnesses.

Terme di Saturnia

Strada Bagno di Saturnia - 58010 Saturnia - Manciano

Near the town of Saturnia in southern Tuscany lies this remarkable hot spring with waterfalls. The waters are sulfureous, recommended for respiratory, digestive and skin diseases. The waterfall is legendary in Tuscany since is is an open-air “free” hot spring. The waters of Saturnia Therme are sulfureous-carbonic-sulfate-bicarbonate-alkaline, creating a strong and distinctive odor. To reach the open-air thermal bath you must first access Saturnia and then drive out of town. At the main road, turn right. Pass the entrance of the spa on your left: you can see the hot spring running through the field. Stop right there, or else go on until the main road makes a sharp turn to the left: the hot springs waterfall is located on your right at this corner. Take the dirt road in and turn right: you'll find a big parking area. Grab a towel and head into the falls!

Terme San Filippo

Via San Filippo - 53023 San Filippo - Castiglione d'Orcia

Waterfalls, streams and striking calcareous sediments are created by these thermal waters rich in sulfur, calcium and magnesium. They are recommended for respiratory apparatus diseases, osteo-neuro-joint diseases and skin diseases. Another historical thermal bath used since the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Monsummano Terme

Via Grotta Giusti, 1411 - 51015 Monsummano Terme

Here you will find two renowned natural hot caves, bordered by modern spas. The waters are bicarbonate-sulfate-calcium-magnesium, rising at 34 degrees and specified for arthritis, respiratory, rheumatism, gynecological and cardiovascular diseases. The spa is located in northern Tuscany in the province of Pistoia, near Florence, Pistoia, Montecatini and Lucca.

Gambassi Terme

Piazza G. Di Vittorio, 1 - 50050 Gambassi Terme

This spring is called "Acqua di Pillo" and rises at 34 degrees, offering waters suggested for drinking, inhalation and mud therapy cures. Encircled by an attractive park of ancient trees, the spa offers customers a broad range of therapeutic and aesthetic services.

Montecatini Terme

Viale Verdi, 41 - 51016 Montecatini Terme - phone 0572 7781

Montecatini Terme, in the province of Pistoia, is famous for its spas - in fact it's one of the biggest spa centers in Italy and in all of Europe. The waters are saline-sulfate and are suggested for gastrointestinal diseases and liver diseases.

Terme di Venturina

Via delle Terme, 36/40 - 57021 Campiglia Marittima

These ancient baths have been known since Roman times. Two main springs rising at 34 and 45 degrees are indicated for respiratory, rheumatic, ENT and digestive tract diseases. Today you will find a small but modern spa that offers services for mud therapy, massages, whirlpools and numerous locations for respiratory and beauty care.

Equi Terme

Piazza delle Terme, 1 - 54013 Equi Terme - Fivizzano

This thermal bath is situated in Lunigiana, in an enchanting position. Its waters originate from rain collected in the Apuan mountains enhanced with precious minerals in their journey to the surface. The thermal waters of Equi are ideal for drinking and have beneficial effects on the skin, nervous system and overall wellness.

San Carlo Terme

Via dei Colli - 54100 San Carlo Terme - Massa

Nestled in the National Park of the Apuan Alps this bath offers a stunning panoramic position. Its waters are low mineral type and low in sodium, making them ideal for drinking. They are indicated in the treatment of digestive tract and metabolic diseases. In addition to the drinking cure, you can engage in yoga, reflexology, massages and herbal medicine applications. 

Parco Termale di Stia

Via Vittorio Veneto - 52017 Stia

Immersed in the pretty greenery of the Casentino National Park, the small medieval town of Stia offers a beautiful thermal park. This area contains several natural springs: above all the famous Fonte di Calcedonia, renowned since ancient times for the curative qualities of its water. The thermal park is always open; no bathing or swimming allowed, but visitors can take pleasant walks along paths in a peaceful environment where you can drink for the precious water for free.

Terme di Petriolo

Loc. Petrolio - 53015 Bagni di Petriolo - Monticiano - phone 0577 757104

Situated near the town of Monticiano in the province of Siena, Petriolo thermal baths consist of hot springs ideal for treating skin diseases in addition to respiratory and orthopedic problems. The sulfurous water flows from the springs and falls into the river Farma creating a series of natural waterfalls and pools carved into the rocks where you can swim. Access is free. The spot is truly enchanting both in summer and winter, but it can be quite crowded especially on Saturday nights.

Terme Antica Querciolaia

Via Trieste, 22 - Rapolano Terme - phone 0577 724091

The spring of Antica Querciolaia is located in a delightful location in the middle of Tuscany. It is the perfect place to regenerate your body and spirit with thermal swimming pools and an impressive wellness centre. The Wellness Centre of Terme Antiche Querciolaia offers a wide menu of treatments and thermal cures responding to the different needs of their clients: from prevention to therapy to wellness.

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