Saturnia Hot Springs in Tuscany – Italy’s Best-Kept Secret Saturnia Hot Springs in Tuscany – Italy’s Best-Kept Secret

Saturnia Hot Springs in Tuscany – Italy’s Best-Kept Secret

The Saturnia thermal hot springs are one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and an absolute must do in Italy. A collection of silk blue water springs on different levels that are heated by the nearby volcano. A small but powerful stream of water keeps the water flowing down all levels and makes sure it has a constant temperature of 37 degrees.

About Saturnia, Tuscany

Saturnia is a spa town in Tuscany, Italy. A commonly misunderstood fact is that the springs are part of a nearby located spa resort. The Saturnia hot springs in Tuscany are completely FREE to visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

How to Visit the Saturnia Hot Springs in Tuscany?

Being strategically located between Siena (2 hours) and Rome (3 hours) is what makes Saturnia a perfect stop to add to your Tuscany road trip. The best option is to rent a car, drive there and spend the night at one of the bed and breakfasts near the hot springs.

Also great to visit: Elsa Trail and Diborrato Waterfall in Tuscany

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Enjoy the peaceful baths during sunset or sunrise when the least visitors are in the baths. The relaxing sound of the powerful waterfall will muffle the talking that you would normally hear around you.

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Saturnia Hot Springs in Tuscany – Italy’s Best-Kept Secret

If you really want a private experience, visit the spring before 7 AM. Next to the hot spring is a parking area that’s also open the entire day. UPDATE: The parking is moved to a nearby location indicated with signs (See the exact location).

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Why Does the Hot Spring Smell?

Because of its natural heated process, the sulfur smell is a small drawback of the Tuscany thermal hot springs. Some days it’s worse than others, but as the water is said to be healing, you will feel as new after a good bath here.

What to Bring to the Hot Springs in Tuscany

Your 2-week trip through Italy isn’t complete without a proper swim in the Saturnia hot springs. Bring your towel and drinking water so you won’t get dehydrated but change in your hotel or car. There are no changing facilities at these hot springs in Tuscany.

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It is almost unreal that this exists and that everyone can enjoy it for free. Please take your garbage with you and leave the hot springs even cleaner than before.

Hotels Saturnia

There is a handful of good hotels and B&Bs in the area. Our B&B 8380 is a 5-minute walking distance from the thermal hot springs. The same goes for the Spa and Golf Resort. It’s best to choose accommodation in either Saturnia or Montemerano.

Montemerano is one of the most beautiful little villages in Italy and a great place to have dinner. Read more about it in our Tuscany Road Trip Guide.

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  • Tamara May

    Hi there…this looks like an absolutely gorgeous spot to visit. How convenient is it without a car, especially if we want to stay overnight at somewhere affordable? I will be in Rome and Florence and would love to make a pit stop here.

    • Salt in our Hair

      Hi Tamara, unfortunately, there’s little to no public transport in this area so best would be to rent a car in Rome and drop it in Florence. Tuscany is stunning to drive through; the best of Italy, for sure!

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