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  • Day55

    Die Kaskaden von Saturnia ~ ~ ~

    August 16, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Thermalort Saturnia@Toskana 🤗🌊 In den natürlichen Thermalbädern tummelten sich bereits die Römer vor 2000 Jahren...

    Wir baden 10 Minuten und die Haut duftet nach Schwefel 😉 ...gesund? Bestimmt!

    Hoffen wir 🙉 ...ein bissl salzig ist es auch und Oliver liebt die Badewannentemparatur!!!!

    🤭 Pro Sekunde werden hier 800 Liter 37 Grad warmes, schwefelhaltiges Wasser (14 mg pro Liter) freigesetzt, das von den Hängen des Monte Amiata stammt.

    Saturnia liegt im Albegnatal rund 100 Kilometer südlich der Regionalhauptstadt Florenz in der toskanischen Maremma an der bekannten Römerstraße Via Clodia. Das Wirken der Römer lässt sich in der kleinen Ortschaft bis heute erkennen. Die Thermalbäder liegen rund fünf Kilometer außerhalb des Ortskerns.


    Was macht Saturnia so besonders?

    Auf einem etwas unscheinbar wirkenden Hügel umgeben von Zipressen und Weiden liegt die Ortschaft Saturnia und überblickt von dort ihren eigentlichen Schatz: die himmelblau schimmernden Thermalquellen. Die kleine Stadt Saturnia soll der Legende nach von Gott Saturn gegründet worden sein, entsprechend leitet sich der Name ab. Als Station der einstigen Via Clodia haben hier vor allem die Römer ihre Spuren hinterlassen. Der Ortsbogen Porta Romana stammt aus dem Jahre 2 vor Christus und ist im südlichen Teil der Stadtmauer verankert und die Ruine des Thermalbades Bagno secco erzählt von den einstigen Badefreuden der Römer. Aber die eigentliche Sensation sprudelt etwas südlich der Ortsgrenze aus dem Gestein.


    Da das Wasser stets eine Wärme von 37 Grad hat, sind auch winterliche Badegänge denkbar. 😄😆

    Hier fahren wir nochmal hin, und zwar im Winter....
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  • Day11

    Day 11c. Mulino Thermal Springs.

    August 15, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    "Cascate di Mulino", located less than 6 km outside of the town of Saturnia is a free hot water springs. It’s very rocky so we wore thongs in the water. It is warm and full of healing minerals but not overpowering with sulphur. We relaxed and drank the local Vermentino white wine (9 Euros).
    In the municipality of Manciano, the springs of sulphuric waters form large ponds with a temperature of 37.5° C, creating free and open-air thermal “pools”. The parking was free in the first unpaved car park with a short walk to the entrance.Read more

  • Day168

    Tuffsteinstädte und Hohlwege

    February 25, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Nach einer Nacht mitten im Nichts ohne jeglichen Handyempfang fuhren wir ins nahegelegene Sorano eine Stadt errichtet aus Tuffstein.

    Schon beim Blick auf die Stadt fällt auf, dass die Häuser alle diese typische grau-braune Farbe des vulkanischen Gesteins haben und sich die Stadt somit super in die Natur einfügt.

    Wir ließen Freudolin auf einem Parkplatz zurückund suchten uns einen kleinen Rundweg aus. Dieser führte uns einmal quer durch die ruhige Stadt hinab zu einer anderen Attraktion in dieser Gegend - den Via Cave. Diese sind jahrtausende alte etruskische Hohlwege.

    Warum diese Hohlwege in das Vulkangestein geschlagen wurden ist nicht ganz klar. Die Theorien reichen von einfachen Verbindungswegen über Kanalisationssysteme bis hin zu mystischen Kultstätten.

    Jedenfalls war es sehr spannend die engen Wege mit ihren unzähligen Höhlen zu durchqueren.

    Wieder vereint mit Freudolin machten wir noch einen Stop in Sovana einer weiteren Tuffsteinstadt. Den Abend verbrachten wir dann auf einem Campingplatz nahe den heißen Quellen von Saturnia, wo wir gestern bereits waren. Manchmal fahren wir irgendwie doch ein wenig im Kreis.
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  • Day8

    Therme di Saturnia

    August 22, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Unseren Plan erst am Morgen aus Follonica zur Therme nach Saturnia zufahren haben wir schnell überworfen.
    Wir haben uns entschlossen eine hier Übernachtung zu machen um ganz früh an der Therme zusein.

    Es hat sich wirklich geloht um kurz vor 6 Uhr morgens an der Therme zu sein!

    Wir sind dort fast alleine und können im 37 Grad warmen Schwefelwasser entspannen und den Ausblick Gneisen.Read more

  • Day62

    Nature's wonderful Terme Di Saturnia

    June 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    So we hear about this place from an Aussie family we met on the ferry from Croatia, we find it on instagram on their recommendation, but there is hardly anything about it on the internet! So we’re not sure exactly what to expect but as we bear around a corner, just over a couple of fields is a turquoise steaming set of pools with many little waterfalls bubbling over the edges of the semi-circular pools. Even though seemingly not well publicised, there are many people and even tour buses, clearly attracted by this mini paradise.

    Luckily there is a camp spot 1k up the road. Basic camping but there is a park (which we park right next to to keep the children happy!).

    We head down to the thermals with the children in the Croozer, it’s hot again today, and we look forward to a dip.

    The pools give off a slight sulphuric “eggy” small and remind us of our travels in New Zealand and the thermals around Rotarua. It’s a weekend and it seems this is a place where people come to relax, sunbathe and chill out in the pools, mainly locals but there are many tourists also that have found this little gem.

    We are prepared with our water shoes which are good idea as you can see a few with bear feet struggling a little.
    There are so many pools and waterfalls to explore! There is a huge waterfall at the top which is like a hot shower. The water in the pools is 37 degrees celsius...including the huge waterfall!

    The edges of the many pools have deposits of lime and sulphur which create beautiful edges that the water trickles over like infinity pools. Apparently many years ago the walls were built with bug blocks to make the separate pools, but it hasn’t taken long for them to be covered in the sulphur deposits and they now look as though nature put them there. We actually thought it was completely natural but it seems humans have helped a little. This place is completely free and we think in most other places there would definitely be a charge for this experience.

    We have our dinner on a blanket in the park and an early night, the pools were very relaxing and have made us all totally sleepy, especially in this heat.

    We have another dip the next morning and hit the road heading for Sienna...
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  • Day34

    Cascate del Mulino Terme di Saturnia

    October 2, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We had to pack up and leave our beautiful castle today. We have loved our time at B&B Castello Di Belforte and our lovely hostess has made us feel very welcome. We have thoroughly enjoyed having this as our base and spending each day exploring this beautiful region of Italy. We were sad to be leaving 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 were the springs themselves.

    I thought the place would smell from the sulphur but it wasn’t bad at all and while getting in was a bit tricky as some of the rocks were slippery, 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 but getting out, not so much. Thankfully we were leaving as the big crowds were arriving, making it a great first stop for the day.
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  • Day13

    Saturnia, Italy

    May 30, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    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, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    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

  • Jul10

    Saturnia - Cascate del Mulino

    July 10, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 29 °C

    Von den heißen Quellen von Saturnian hatten uns M&M erzählt. Hier ist richtig viel los. Aber der Parkplatz ist überraschenderweise umsonst.
    Die natürlichen Wasserbecken sind komplett voller Leute, das Wasser stinkt nach Schwefel und es leben seltsame rote Mückenlarven im Wasser. Ist aber trotzdem lustig. Das Wasser kommt nach 20 km durch vulkanischen Berg und dann über einen Bach mit ca 35 Grad zu den Kaskaden. In dem Bach kann man auch Baden und das ganz ohne rote Mückenlarven.Read more

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