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Manciano

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day34

    We had to pack up and leave our beautiful castle today. We loved our time at B&B Castello Di Belforte and our lovely hostess made us the most delicious breakfasts every morning. We enjoyed having this as our base and spending each day exploring this beautiful region of Italy. We were sad to be on our way but excited about the rest of our journey.

    On today’s itinerary was a visit to Cascate del Mulino Terme di Saturnia, the beautiful hot springs in Tuscany. The Terme di Saturnia are a group of springs located in the municipality of Manciano, a few kilometers from the village of Saturnia.

    The entire site was created naturally where the travertine rock pools were carved by the waterfall of sulphurous thermal waters and generated by the thermal torrent known as the Gorello.

    One legend, according to the Etruscans and Romans, was that the Terme di Saturnia were formed by lightning bolts, thrown by Jupiter. During a violent quarrel between the two mythological deities, the bolts thrown towards Saturn had missed, causing the formations.

    The sulphurous spring water, at a temperature of 37.5 °C, are well known for their therapeutic properties, offering relaxation and well being through immersion. The main thermal waterfalls are the Mill Falls, located at an old mill which was where we visited today. Free parking and free entrance was very impressive but most impressive was the springs themselves. Thankfully we seemed to avoid the big crowds that were arriving as we were leaving.

    I thought the place would smell from the sulphur but it wasn’t bad at all. Getting in was a wee bit tricky as some of the rocks were slippery but once we were in it was amazing. It was so relaxing just floating in the warm waters as they flowed around us. It was a cooler day today so getting into the warm waters was very pleasant. A great first stop for the day.
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  • Day13

    Saturnia, Italy

    May 30, 2017 in Italy

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Saturnia Thermal Springs - 9:30 am
    The waters that feed the spa and baths originate from springs two hundred metres below the earth and are heated by the thermal activity of Maremma's volcanoe Monte Amiata - the second largest volcano in Italy. They flow at a rate of eight hundred litres per second filling the individual baths and pools of the "Le Cascate del Mulino" (The Mill Falls) and then the "Le Cascate del Gorillo" waterfalls with waters at a constant 37.5 °C.

    Spa holiday in ItalyThe perfect location for a family spa holiday in Italy
    Containing the minerals sulphur, carbon, sulphate and the gases of hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide, they are considered to have therapeutic properties for skin, respiratory tract, blood circulation and rheumatic ailments, as well as cosmetic and wellbeing effects on the mind and body. No run of the mill place for a dip then!

    Thermal baths of Saturnia Maremma Tuscany Italy

    My first visit was on a Friday night, when this photograph was taken. I'd spent a fantastic day at Pitigliano and the Vie Cave and on my way home decided to visit the springs - I highly recommend this as a great itinerary for a Maremma day out. It was a glorious May evening (Spring is one of the very best times to visit Maremma and Tuscany) and when I first put my feet into the swishing blue white waters the sensation was wonderful and brought an instant huge smile to my face that stayed for days. I even skipped back to my car (I'm well over 40 years of age)!.... the magic of Maremma.

    Spa Saturnia thermal springs, Maremma Tuscany Italy

    You can sit in the midst of the gushing waterfalls themselves, in the baths and pools that they fill, or the streams that their waters in turn fall into. There are even some baths that are lovely and shallow: perfect for toddlers. The gods may have been fighting when they made this place, but the result is a relaxing paradise for everyone.

    On a practical note: best to remove any silver jewellery or it will blacken and keep you camera in its case when not in use.
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  • Day7

    Terme de Saturnia

    August 7 in Italy

    Schon in der Antike erwähnte Dante schwärmend die bekannte Terme di Saturnia in seiner Göttlichen Komödie. Die heißen Schwefelquellen von Saturnia wirken heilsam auf Gelenke und Haut und stärken allgemein das Wohlbefinden. Eine besonders heilsame Wirkung ist bei Rheuma und Arthrose zu verzeichnen. Aus der Thermalquelle sprudeln pro Sekunde 800 Liter schwefelhaltiges 37°C warmes Heilwasser.Read more

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