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If you're looking for a place where time seems to stand still, a corner of paradise where wellness and the beauty of nature come together in an unforgettable experience, then you absolutely must visit Saturnia and its enchanted thermal springs. Located in the wonderful Tuscan Maremma, Saturnia is a small medieval village that has become famous for its thermal springs. Here, among the gentle hills, you'll discover the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
The Saturnia thermal waters have been celebrated since the times of ancient Romans, who believed that these waters had healing powers. Even today, Saturnia's thermal waters are renowned for their therapeutic properties. With a constant temperature of 37°C (98.6°F), these mineral-rich waters are ideal for relaxation and self-care. The benefits for the skin, circulation, and overall well-being are unparalleled.
You can choose between free and paid thermal springs, depending on your personal preference and the type of experience you desire. Free thermal springs offer a more natural and informal experience, while paid thermal springs provide more comprehensive services and greater convenience.
The famous Cascate del Mulino, also known as Terme del Gorello, are Saturnia's free thermal springs. The thermal waters naturally flow among rocks and small pools carved into the rock, creating a natural waterfall of warm water. One of the most enchanting moments you can experience in Saturnia is taking a dip under the natural waterfall. It's a unique, relaxing, and fun experience all at once. Bathing under the waterfall feels like stepping into a fairy tale. With the arrival of the cold months, the experience becomes even more enchanting and is an absolute must-try! The thermal springs are free and accessible day and night, with no time limits, and just a few steps away, you can find a bar and parking. It's important to note that it's a very popular destination and can get crowded in the summer months and on weekends.
Just a few minutes from the free thermal springs is the Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, the paid thermal complex. It offers high-quality services such as thermal baths, massages, and wellness treatments. The facilities are well-maintained and include thermal pools, saunas, and wellness centers. The cost varies depending on the chosen services.
In addition to the thermal springs, Saturnia is worth a visit to its medieval village, full of cobblestone streets and stone houses, and to the Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, built at the end of the 1100s.
In summary, Saturnia and its thermal waters are an essential stop for anyone seeking a unique experience of relaxation, wellness, and natural beauty.