All the useful information to organize a relaxing weekend at the Terme di Saturnia and at the Cascate del Mulino, in the heart of Tuscany.
If you are looking for a weekend getawayItalyin the name of well-being and relaxation, know that aGrosseto, in the heart ofTuscany, there is one of the most picturesque thermal springs in the Belpaese: leTerme di Saturnia.
The history of the Terme di Saturnia dates back to the Etruscan-Roman era when the site, due to its characteristic water at a constant temperature of 37.5 degrees, became a real spa holiday resort. The name Saturnia is instead linked to a legend: thegod Saturn, in a fit of anger against the human race, would have hurled a bolt of lightning so powerful as to create a small crater and cause a spring of boiling sulphurous water to gush forth. Today that place coincides exactly with the "source pool" of the Terme di Saturnia.
The spring water of Terme di Saturnia has enormous therapeutic power capable of giving relaxation and well-being from the very first immersion.
TERME DI SATURNIA: ENTRANCE, PRICES AND TIMETABLES
The Terme di Saturnia are located within a larger structure that includes theThermal Park, The Terme di Saturnia SPA & Golf Resort and the Golf Club. This is an area whose access is limited to the purchase of a ticket.
The pricesfor the high season (from 1st April to 1st November) for the Terme di Saturnia are the following:
- Daily admission on weekdays: 25 euros
- Festive day admission: 29 euros
- Weekday afternoon admission: 22 euros
- Festive afternoon admission: 25 euros
The following are to be considered separately: the sun bed (7 euros), the umbrella (4 euros), the towel and bathrobe (5 euros), slippers (1 euro purchase).
The timetablesof the Terme di Saturnia depend on the seasons:
- Winter opening hours (from November 2nd to March 31st): 9:30am/5:00pm
- Summer opening hours (from 1st April to 1st November): 9.30am/7.00pm
If you are wondering if there is a way to access the Terme di Saturnia for free, know that the answer is no. However, there is a way to benefit from the same thermal spring, albeit at a lower temperature, a very short distance away in a place called the "Mill waterfalls".
The Cascate del Mulino are located about 2 km away from the Terme di Saturnia and are a place of striking beauty. Immersed in nature, these thermal pools are characterized by always blue and warm waters.
Access to the Cascate del Mulino iscompletely freeevery day and every hour of the year. In fact, no ticket is required, nor any reservation... just acostume suitable for the spa!
HOW TO GET TO THE TERME DI SATURNIA AND THE CASCATE DEL MULINO
The Terme di Saturnia and the Cascate del Mulino are located inTuscany, in the province of Grosseto. The best way to reach both places is by car and, if you are a lover of good wine, you might even think about making apicnic at sunset overlooking the thermal baths on a nearby farm. The closest airports areRome Fiumicino(150km) and Galileo Galilei'sPisa(220km). By train, the closest stations are Montalto di Castro (50 km), Capalbio (50 km), Albinia (50 km) and Grosseto (60 km).