Amid the beauty of the Val d’Orcia and the woods of Monte Amiata, Bagni San Filippo is known as one of Tuscany’s most stunning spa towns, largely due to its trademark backdrop of white calcareous deposits, which make a lasting visual impact.
On the list of must-sees is the Balena bianca, a thermal waterfall that has given rise to wondrous and crystal-white calcareous deposits over the years. The Balena bianca faces an underlying torrent known as the Fosso bianco, equally interesting due to the beautiful green pathways that surround it. Professional photographers and directors have been drawn in by this place’s beauty, filming various movie scenes here. Its warm thermal springs are sulfuric-sulphate-bicarbonate hyperthermic waters and have been used in curative processes since Etruscan and Roman times.
The Terme San Filippo complex includes a Hotel, which preserves the original spirit of its 18th century origins; curative waters; a Wellness Center and a thermal pool with a view over the spectacular Fosso Bianco. All of the complex is set in a beautiful park, complete with a fitness trail and thermal waters gushing forth. Using time-honored knowledge about thermal treatments as a starting point, the spa brings in new water and natural mud-centric wellness practices, as well as massages passed down from both Western and Eastern traditions. The warm waters, rich in sulfur, calcium and magnesium, join with the calm, secluded surroundings to create a refuge for regeneration of body and spirit.
At a short distance from Bagni San Filippo you’ll find various art-dense cities (Pienza, Montalcino, Siena), natural wonders (Val d’Orcia, Amiata, lakes Trasimeno and Bolsena), museums and gardens, and hiking hubs. For foodies and wine lovers, the surrounding area is packed with traditional products and tasting itineraries worth exploring.