Saturnia hot spring in Tuscany: wellness, nature, and peace!
Saturnia is mythical, and not only because here you have free access to an amazing natural spa, or because an agriturismo in Tuscany is unrivaled in terms of hospitality and authenticity. The wellness and relaxation that you can breathe at the Saturnia hot spring could pacify the whole of humanity: even the gods say so!
The peace that awaits you at the thermal baths of Saturnia is rooted in myth: according to a legend, the god Saturn, angry at the continuous wars between human beings, hurled a thunderbolt at the earth that fell right in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, in Italy. Lukewarm and beneficial water began to gush from the earth, and its vapors pacified mankind, making it wiser and more aware…
Welcome to the Saturnia hot spring!
Saturnia SPA and Cascate del Mulino
Saturnia is the most suggestive spa in Tuscany, due to the extraordinary historical and naturalistic context in which the hot spring is located. The water gushes out at a rate of almost 800 litres per second and at a constant temperature of 37.5 °C, with a sulphurous – carbonate – alkaline – earthy composition with proven therapeutic properties, for the skin and the entire organism. Surrounding the hot spring is a modern wellness centre, the Terme di Saturnia Resort, which offers four outdoor thermal pools, whirlpools and vascular water courses, as well as various wellness and relaxation services.
Not far away, the sulphurous waters collected by the Gorello stream lap an ancient mill and, due to a drop in the ground, create a waterfall that, with various leaps, carves a series of natural pools in the rock: these are the Cascate del Mulino waterfalls, also known as Cascatelle, in which you can plunge freely and at any time for an exciting thermal bath in the midst of nature.
There are two access points to the Cascate del Mulino, both with parking facilities:
- upstream the current is quite strong but the stream has created several niches where it is pleasant to rest, surrounded by a large garden;
- downstream you will find the scenic turquoise and white natural pools, due to the strong presence of calcium, as well as a café.
Where to stay in Tuscany near the Saturnia hot spring baths
Around Saturnia, you will find several farmhouses with swimming pools surrounded by greenery, offering exquisite gastronomy with genuine zero-kilometer products, many opportunities to enjoy unique experiences linked to the territory and, in some cases, even a SPA center: you will continue your path of peace and well-being at any time during your holiday! Here are our Fair suggestions: you can donate half of our platform fee to social and sustainability projects in Tuscany and you will always be welcome!
Surrounded by the natural landscapes of the Maremma, a short distance from the thermal baths of Saturnia and the beautiful sea of Argentario, Agriturismo Il Poggio di Teo is the ideal base for ‘Fair’ travellers, attentive to the values of authenticity and beauty. You can stroll peacefully along the paths of the farm estate to jog, take photographs, and admire the still unspoilt nature: not infrequently, you will come across roe deer descending from the woods.
The agriturismo Il Poggio di Teo includes a flat for 4 persons and several double or family rooms, furnished with taste and elegance. All have a TV, fridge, independent heating, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and independent and direct access to the surrounding garden.
Staying at this agriturismo in Tuscany, you will have a large salt-water swimming pool and a SPA where every moment is destined to regenerate with a personal pampering: schedule with the staff a time for your wellness journey in the Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers, whirlpool bath, relaxation room with a view of lavender and olive groves and… Reserve your favourite massages and you will touch the sky with one finger!
Agriturismo Podere Prataccio
Podere Prataccio is a project matured over the years by the Talamona family and realized by Luca, who has succeeded in turning a dream into reality, expressing love for the region and strong moral values: simplicity, freshness and humility. At Podere Prataccio you can discover the authentic Maremma, the one of which you carry an indelible memory, and as soon as your stay is over, the ‘Maremma sickness‘ immediately sets in.
The Podere Prataccio holiday farm in Tuscany offers both single and double rooms and flats for 4 or 6 people, as well as glamping tents where you can have even more direct contact with nature.
A cornerstone of Podere Prataccio, as of many agriturismo in Tuscany, is the cuisine, with delicious dishes created by the hostess Anna with organic and zero-kilometer products from the Albaluna farm. The secret of quality is the organic extra virgin olive oil, extracted cold by pressing the olives a few hours after harvesting in the farm’s own mill, using only mechanical processes. On the approximately 5 hectares of land surrounding Podere Prataccio grow more than 2000 olive trees that, thanks to a special microclimate created by the proximity of the sea, produce olives with unique and characteristic flavors.
Agriturismo Terra Nera
Terra Nera is a stunning agriturismo with swimming pool in Tuscany, in the picturesque hills near Scansano. Here, amidst olive groves, orchards and vineyards, the Il Profumo della Terra farm produces a 100% Tuscan IGP extra virgin olive oil. Your stay at the agriturismo will be an opportunity to experience a truly exclusive holiday in Tuscany, especially if you travel in October or November and participate in the olive harvest… a unique experience!
The agriturismo Terra Nera offers several flats and a small villa with different capacities, able to accommodate from 2 to 9 people: an ideal solution for a romantic getaway as well as for a family outing or a group holiday.
All accommodations have an independent entrance, private garden and patio, and are equipped with a bathroom, a fully furnished kitchen, and all the accessories for a relaxing holiday, including satellite TV and Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to independent heating, the flats are open all year round. The agriturismo Terra Nera has large outdoor green spaces, equipped with a relaxation area with a barbecue corner and a swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests. You can always bring your four-legged friends on holiday: animals are welcome!
The guests of Casa Amica, a social project in Tuscany supported by Fairbnb.coop
When you book your agriturismo in Tuscany near the Saturnia hot spring, Fairbnb.coop will ask you which community project you would like to donate half of our platform fees to. One of the projects we support in Tuscany is Casa Amica, promoted by the Ora Con Noi Foundation to help people with disabilities become as independent as possible as they grow into adulthood until they embark on paths of independent living.
Let us introduce you to some of the people supported by the Ora Con Noi Foundation: watch and help us share their invitation to Florence!
Getting around Saturnia hot spring
The Maremma is crisscrossed by a network of roads, which are also well served by public transport services connecting the thermal baths of Saturnia with the surrounding ancient villages: if you arrive by train at the Grosseto and Orbetello railway stations, you can easily continue by extra-urban bus lines. To find out routes and timetables of public transport services, download the official Muoversi in Toscana app on your smartphone.
Meanwhile, the free Municipium app of the municipality of Manciano, of which Saturnia is a district, allows you to find out about all the events scheduled and to have interactive maps at your fingertips at all times with the tourist points of interest and nature trails in the area, to explore on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike.
Thanks to the numerous cycle paths, once you arrive at your agriturismo the best way to move around the Maremma may be by bicycle: ask your host where you can hire the bicycle or mountain-bike best suited to your needs.
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