Tuscany thermal bath tour: Saturnia “hot springs waterfalls” and Montemerano
The waterfalls of Saturnia are one of the most evocative and fascinating places in the Maremma, and certainly among the most beautiful Free Hot Springs in Tuscany and in the world. The entire site was created naturally. The travertine rock pools were carved by the waterfall of sulphurous thermal waters and generated by the thermal torrent known as the Gorello..
- free natural hot springs waterfall
- take a bath in winter
- Montemerano one of the best “borghi più belli d’Italia”
You will be picked up from Civitavecchia harbor in an air-conditioned car/van and after 45 min arrive to Montemerano. It sits on a hill surrounded by olive groves. This town flourished in the second half of the 10th century when the province’s residents began moving inland to escape malaria and the endless barbarian invasions that plagued the coastline. Montemerano was governed by a democratic institution until 1272, when it fell into the hands of the Aldobrandeschi. In the second half of the 13th century, it passed to the Baschi, the feudal family that funded its expansion. At the end of the 14th century, the “Repubblica Senese” forced the Baschi to retreat. In 1556, it became part of the Medici’s vast rule, before the Hasburg Lorraine assigned Montemerano to the Municipality of Manciano, where it remains today.
The Gorello Waterfalls originate from the sulphurous waters of the Terme di Saturnia, a nearby spa and hotel. The water flows from the natural spring at a temperature of 37.5°C (98°C) and thanks to the presence of a particular element, known as Thermal Plankton, it is thought to be good for the skin, as well as for the digestive, circulatory, motor and respiratory systems. The sulphurous waters of Saturnia were already known to the Etruscans first and then to the Romans who believed that the thermal waters, with their beneficial properties, were a gift from the gods.The natural waterfalls of Saturnia, also known as “Cascate del Mulino or Gorello”, are among the most famous and fascinating in the world immersed in steam and surrounded by the green countryside of Maremma. The power of the sulphurous water coming from a millenary spring has carved over the centuries the white travertine rock giving rise to natural pools where you can immerse yourself for a moment of relaxation and escape from reality.
Availability: year round
Days of Operation: daily
Duration: 7,5 hours
Tour starts: 08.45 AM
Meeting point: Largo della Pace. TERMINAL CRUISE SHUTTLE BUS. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). From the shuttle-bus drop off area you have to exit from the port and we wait for you just outside of the exit holding a sign with your name on it”
Pick-up and drop off: Terminal Cruise Shuttle bus – Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia. We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B’s and apartments. Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and its address. The time will be at 07.30 AM approxmatively, due to the traffic conditions you could wait 5 – 10 minutes more
Additional services on request: fixed menu lunch in a local restaurant
We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed without notice due to weather and traffic. You can start the tour directly from the meeting point. Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund