Thermal bath of Bagni San Filippo
Bagni San Filippo Thermal water
Have you never dream of taking a bath of thermal water in a natural forest?
On the Amiata Mountain o “Monte Amiata” travellers can enjoy the greatness of hot water coming from deep in the entrails of the forever sleeping volcano.
Appreciate since the Etruscan times, the natural thermal water springs of Tuscany are perfect healthy holiday. For the time of a day, or longer, you can find here many beautiful spa offering massages and other health rituals. Those who like to immerse in nature will be surprise of how many wild hot water springs free of access are scattered around Tuscany.
Did you know?
The Etruscan were the Italian living in the former Etruria region, today divided in between Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria, centre West of Italy. Inhabitant of this land from 900 before J.C. and more or less until J.C. birth. Many archaeological site offer a travel back to their time to visitors.
Bagni San Filippo is a small village alongside a woodland and a thermal water river. Just AMAZING!
Due to its massiveness the white rocks boarding the river are called white whale, “Balena Bianca” as local people say. They result from the accumulation over a great period of time of lime naturally contain in the thermal water surging from deep underground.
Other thousands of years, water worked is way through the rocks resulting in small waterfall and pools available today to bath in. Immerse yourself in the hot water and, even in winter, you will feel like in a enchanted world.
Lucky we are, a foot path allow for easy access. Make sure to have with you all the necessary for a walk in a forest as after a rain it can get a bit muddy. Nothing to worry about, once all set up you will find the water to be hot and clean in any season, only awaiting for you to bath in.
How to get to Bagni San Filippo
On the side of Amiata Mountain, Borgo Bagni San Filippo has preserved most of its antic charm. This little tow is within the “Parco Artistico Naturale Culturale della Val d’Orcia”, a UNESCO heritage site with many hot thermal springs.
From Relais Osteria dell’orcia, enjoy first a copious breakfast then take a short 20 min ride to arrive at destination. From our Relais take the road SR2 direction Sud follow indication for “Roma/Abbadia San Salvatore”. The street is nice and wide, the ride pleasant. 10 Km later (6,2miles) you will see on your right a sign toward “Bagni San Filippo/Abbadia San Salvatore/ SP61”, take this exit. Another 3 kilometers (1,9 miles) going up the mountain and you are arrived at destination. 20 minutes to enjoy the beautiful hilly landscapes scattered with the famous cypress trees.
The thermal water river is within the forest and cannot be seen from the road. Park your car on the carpark along the road aside of the forest. Follow the street and footpath down the valley, 2 minutes walking and you are arrived. You cannot miss it as the water as the sulphur naturally present in the water gives it a distinct fragrance… if you have a doubt, follow your nose!
In the small village you will find a bar and places were to have a snack. A nice experience that can even be share in family. Your little devils will have there all the space they can dream of to tired themselves out.
Those who prefer a more modern comfort will find 3 spas at 10 minutes by foot from our Relais. Bagno Vignoni is a lovely medieval village famous worldwide for the quality of its thermal water. Learn more about it!
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