Terme di Saturnia

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Terme di Saturnia

Terme di Saturnia

Saturnia thermal springs and spa in the Alta Maremma

Saturnia hot springs
Saturnia hot springs




Terme di Saturnia

The Terme di Saturnia (Saturnia hot springs), in the province of Grosseto, date from Roman times. They were still so famous in the Middle Ages that the Pope, Clement III spoke of them. At that time the peculiar characteristics of the place with its steam and the strong odour of sulphur gave rise to many legends. It was said that the devil himself, coming out of hell passed through Saturnia leaving in his wake an unpleasant trail of sulphur. There were also stories of gatherings of wizards and witches complete with spells and pagan rituals. Today the Terme di Saturnia form a delightful spa resort, situated below the mediaeval village of the same name and surrounded by ancient parkland typical of the Maremma area. Hot water (37°) springs from a volcanic crater and supplies the nearby spa pool and from there it flows along a natural stream for about 500 m where a drop forms a waterfall which rushes past the old mill and then goes on to form a series of natural, calcium-terrace pools. These beautiful falls are known as the Cascate del Mulino and the Cascate del Gorello. They are only 2 km from the village of Saturnia and entrance is free.

From Greve in Chianti 153 km – about 2.5 hours
From Florence 205 Km – about 2 hours and 50 minutes

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