The Etruscans were the first to discover the beneficial properties of the spa waters that are ubiquitously found in this area. Glacial water from the peaks of wooded heights, warm water from the belly of the hills and boiling water, the living and perennial witness of an active and burning subsoil, such as that of the nearby Mount Amiata, an ancient volcano, though extinct her soul lingers still.
The extraordinary effects these waters had on human well-being convinced the Etruscans that they were certainly of divine provenance, so much so that they built temples near the springs, transforming them into actual places of worship.
Modern science has explained very clearly the chemical processes that give our waters their powers, and we have learnt to utilise them in an infinity of ways, each one more pleasurable than the next.
From the poet Horace to modern-day contemporaries Pirandello, Chagall and Fellini, our spas have been frequented by a great number of people, and we may state that we have a tradition in this field that has lasted more than two thousand years: how many can say the same?
THERMAL SPRINGS OF MONTEPULCIANO (5 km)
Località S. Albino Via delle Terme, 46 Montepulciano (Siena)
Tel. +39 0578 7911 - Fax +39 0578 799149
The treaty "de Thermis" by Andrea Bacci edited
in 1571 contains several passages on the sulfur springs that
flow in S. Albino di Montepulciano. The establishment "Terme
di Montepulciano" was set up in 1966 with the objective of
utilizing, in a rational and scientific way, the therapeutic
properties of these sulfur waters and the "salsobromoidiche"
(containing sodium chloride, bromide, iodide) present in the
subsoil specializing in the cure of respiratory pathologies
and those of the skin. The thermal center is equipped with
"Scottish baths" (alternating hot and cold showers); vapor
showers; pools; toning and moisturizing or relaxing treatments;
hydro massage; hand massage; lynfo drainage; mud masks; facial
masks; massages; and moisturizing, toning, and purifying treatments;
and other treatments, for the health and care of the body.
THERMAL BATHS OF CHIANCIANO (9 km)
Chianciano Terme (Siena)
TEL +39 0578 68292/3 - FAX +39 0578 60622
Chianciano, well known since the times of
the Etruscans for its beneficial waters, is still today an
extremely important reference point in the Italian thermal
scene. Thanks to its springs, "Santa", "Fucoli", and "Sillene",
the center is able to provide mineral water treatments that
have detoxicating, curative, and diuretic properties. Hand
in hand with traditional treatments, this thermal center offers
innovative esthetic, therapeutic, back-in-shape treatments,
making use of medical equipment and highly qualified specialists.
FONTEVERDE THERMAL CENTER (35 km)
Località Terme, 1 - 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni (SI)
Tel. +39 0578 58023 - Fax +39 0578 58013
The thermal spring, named "Ferdinando I de'
Medici" in honor of the founder of the first historical thermal
springs establishment, feeds inexhaustibly into the center
pool of this center with sulphate, calcic, magnesic, flouride-
rich water, hyperthermal at 42 degrees Celsius. The basin
is equipped with natural waterfall hydro massage, countercurrent
hydro massage run, swan-neck jet hydro massage, and submersed
benches for maximum comfort. The "Fonteverde" center provides
massages, body and face treatments, esthetic medicine, oriental
disciplines, fitness, and more.
SAN FILIPPO THERMAL BATHS (26 km)
Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena)
Tel +39 0577 872982 - Fax +39 0577 872007
The waters of the "San Filippo Thermal Baths"
sulfureo-solfate-bicarbonate, hyperthermal at 52 degrees Celsius,
together with natural mud baths are utilized in this establishment
for balneotherapy, inhalation therapy, aerosol, ionized aerosol,
ultrasonic aerosol, facial masks and filiform showers for
the cure of the pathologies of the cardio-respiratory system,
dermatological pathologies, and others. At the "Terme San
Filippo", imperfections of the face and body can be cured
by means of hydromassage in multiple tubs, peelings with thermal
baths sediments, massages with a Vicky shower, reducing or
anti-cellulite body mud bath treatments, and face masks with
BAGNO VIGNONI THERMAL BATHS (19 km)
Frazione di San Quirico d'Orcia (Siena)
TEL +39 0577 887365
Baths with current thermomineral waters and natural mud, vaporizations, etc.., for the cares of rheumatisms, arthritises, illness of the skin and of the respiratory apparatus
To these waters resorted also Saint Caterina from Siena and Lorenzo the Magnificent.
SAN GIOVANNI THERMAL BATHS - ANTICA QUERCIOLAIA (38 km)
Via Trieste nr. 22
53040 - Rapolano Terme (SI)
The complex has three large pools of differing temperatures, which are naturally heated by thermal water. Antica Querciolaia's services range from thermal baths to mud treatments, respiratory cures, electro-physiokinesitherapy, water rehabilitation and a variety of beauty and healyh progammes.