Saturnia is a town in the heart of southern Tuscany’s Maremma region. Made famous for its hot springs and beautiful falls, Saturnia is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday while still having the freedom to visit nearby destinations. The La Fonte del Cerro Hotel is your home away from home during your stay in Saturnia.
La Fonte del Cerro Hotel
This hotel was once a sprawling 18th-century farmhouse with multiple living quarters which was common practice. It has recently been renovated to maintain its authentic Tuscan charm while still offering modern comforts to its guests.
All of the rooms and apartments are furnished with authentic 18th-century antique furniture including wrought-iron beds (some are canopy), wardrobes, and handmade lamps. Every room has a hairdryer, a fridge, and air conditioning. Some include cozy fireplaces or balconies overlooking the rolling hills of the Maremma countryside. The apartments have small kitchenettes that are fully stocked with essentials.
One of the best parts of staying at La Fonte del Cerro is that many of the foods served at the breakfast buffet are actually locally sourced and grown directly on the farm. Grains, honey, olive oil, and wine are just some of the delicacies you’ll be able to try.
The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the famous Saturnia hot springs. Regardless of the season, the water stays at a constant 37.5 degrees C. The therapeutic properties of these sulfurous waters have been known for at least 3,000 years. People come from all over Italy and beyond to treat various ailments or simply just to relax. The Cascate del Mulino produces an astonishing 800 liters of water per second!
There is also a beautiful 18-hole golf course, the only one in Italy designed by Californian architect Ronald Fream, where golfers can enjoy a game year-round thanks to Saturnia’s unique microclimate created by the hot spring vapors.
Deluxe spas are also an option for those who wish to pamper themselves with any number of various treatments available. Cycling paths, as well as hiking and horseback riding, are also favorite pastimes when visiting Saturnia.
In the Area
The options are truly endless when you stay at La Fonte del Cerro because in about an hour, in any direction, you can be at spectacular destinations.
If you head towards the Tyrrhenian Sea, you can visit one of the most unique outdoor parks in all of Italy- the famous Tarot Garden in Capalbio. In just an hour, you can also be at the famous Argentario Coast with destinations like Orbetello* and Porto Ercole* and even Giglio Island*.
To the north, you can take a day trip to any of the fabulous towns located within the Val d’Orcia, one of the most photographed landscapes on earth!
Monte Amiata (1,738 mt), is a popular winter destination but is lovely year-round with numerous trails and exquisite landscapes.
*article coming soon!