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Chianciano Thermal baths
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Thermal baths of Chianciano

Relax and wellness

Parks, Theia pools and sensory spa to regain well-being

The thermal baths of Chianciano are a perfect spot for a vacation with the whole family. In the large “Fucuoli” and “Acqua Santa” thermal parks, 4 types of beneficial waters flow out for body care and to regain well-being: Acqua Santa, Acqua Fucoli, Acqua Sillene and Acqua Santissima.

Chianciano is the ideal destination for anyone who wants to pair traditional healing treatments with refreshing dips in thermal waters, against a beautiful naturalistic backdrop in the Valdichiana. It is only a short distance from historic cities, such as Cortona, San Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano and Bagno Vignoni.

The waters and spa treatments

Chianciano Thermal baths
Chianciano Thermal baths

The Chianciano Thermal baths carry out spa treatments in accordance with guidelines put in place by the Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (National Health Service), including hydropinic cures using Acqua Santa (Holy Water) and treatments enriched with hepatic mud and waters at the Terme Sillene, where they also carry out arthropathic water and mud therapy and offer baths for vascular-related difficulties. Also operating here is a Physio-kinesitherapy center for rehabilitation, overseen by medical specialists.

There are 4 the waters used for treatments and treatments: Acqua Santa, Acqua Fucoli, Acqua Sillene and Acqua Santissima, all rich in bicarbonate, sulphate and calcium.

  • Acqua Santa is ideal for hydropinic therapy, with purifying, detoxifying and stimulating action for metabolism, improving digestion and absorption of dietary fats. This water is also useful for diseases of the liver and biliary tract and in the aftermath of surgical operations on the biliary tract.
  • Acqua Sillene, due to its high content of free carbon dioxide, is used in balneotherapy for vascular diseases and in mud balneotherapy for the treatment of arthro-rheumatic diseases.
  • Acqua Fucoli is indicated as an anti-inflammatory for gastroduodenal mucosa and as it is rich in calcium, helps to prevent osteoporosis.
  • Acqua Santissima is instead used for inhalations and aerosol therapy for adults and children and for nasal showers in order to treat rhinitis, sinusitis, tracheitis, laryngitis and chronic bronchitis.

The Fucoli and Acqua Santa Parks

The Acqua Santa Park, Chianciano Terme
The Acqua Santa Park, Chianciano Terme

The Parks of the Chianciano Thermal baths offer more than just relaxation: lively entertainment, music and sport options are available for all ages. There are also babysitting services for children, light open-air gymnastics, dance courses, music, opera concerts, exhibitions, afternoon and evening dancing, large-scale events, tennis and bocce ball.

Sensory spa

Sensory spa
Sensory spa - Credit: Ufficio Turistico Chianciano Terme

Within the park is the Sensory Salon, an elegant spa and the only one of its kind in Italy. Treatments are based on naturopathy, which combines chakra with modern architectural solutions. 20 different experiences are offered here (including relaxation tubs, aromatherapy, chromotherapy, musical therapy, calidarium, Turkish baths, and sprightly showers), all part of specific sense-based itineraries – purifying, relaxing, energizing and re-balancing, toning and purifying – and aimed at harmonizing the human energetic field through effective action using the five classical elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Air and Aether. Each different subdivision of the center corresponds to a different element.

Theia, the “Etruscan bath”

Theia thermal pool in Chianciano
Theia thermal pool in Chianciano - Credit: Terme di Chianciano

Theia, “she who shines into the distance”, was Selene’s mother in Etruscan mythology, an apt namesake for the thermal pools – Theia, the Etruscan bath – which enrich the Chianciano thermal baths, and particularly the Sillene spa.

The pools – four outdoor and three indoor – are all connected over more than 500 square meters. Water from the Sillene thermal spring fills them: its high levels of carbonic anhydride, calcium carbonate, bicarbonate and sulfates lend an opacity to it, as well as its anti-inflammatory muscular-skeletal properties and eutrophication effects on the skin. The temperature stays at about 34 degrees Celsius and water games, whirlpools, barrels, wells and smatterings of swans enhance all the benefits and the relaxing atmosphere.

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