The small medieval town of Saturnia is nestled in the hills of southern Tuscany. It overlooks the thermal springs, the cascate del mulino (mill waterfalls), the cascate del gorello (gorello waterfalls) and the Albegna Valley. A small, yet delightful town, its history dates back to the Etruscans. Old walls surround it: its Roman gate is lit up in the evening. Saturnia also boasts a castle and the Santa Maria Maddalena Church as well as the museum of Etruscan art.
The 3,000-year-old thermal pools contain sulfurous waters. The warm water remains at a constant temperature of 37.5 ° C making them ideal for treating all sorts of ailments. 800 liters of water are produced per second at the mill waterfalls making them some of the most unique in the entire world.
Saturnia has numerous options for enjoying its natural beauty from deluxe spa resorts and golf courses to simple bed and breakfasts. The local culinary traditions include homemade pasta, game, and prestigious wines. Its wellness centers welcome tourists all year round from all over the world. Its climate is unique thanks to the vapors produced by the hot water springs.
Numerous events take place during the summer in and around Saturnia and in the province of Grosseto. The Saturnia Film Festival will take place this year from September 25.26, 2020. You can enjoy five open-air cinema nights dedicated to the best short films from around the world.
So pack your flip-flops and head for the healing thermal waters of Saturnia!
We recommend the Fonte del Cerro Hotel 2,5 km away
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