Healing waters replenishing mind and body along the ancient route
An ancient land, once home to Etruscans and Romans, Gambassi was the stopping place for wayfarers and pilgrims traveling the Via Francigena in the Middle Ages. The “Terme della Via Francigena” spa stands in this happy setting, between the municipalities of Gambassi and Montaione.
Nestled in magical centuries-old woodland, the spa offers a wide range of wellness, therapeutic and beauty amenities, harnessing the active principles of Acqua Salsa di Pillo, a salt-bromine water boasting exceptional chemical and sensory properties, well suited for hydroponic treatments linked to the digestive system and inhalation treatments for respiratory disorders.
In addition to health cures, there is also a beauty and personal care area, offering massages and treatments, as well as holistic and sensorial treatments aimed at restoring wellbeing and balance. The Cammino del Benessere treatment encompasses a relaxing indoor whirlpool, which blends the beneficial properties of water and movement, as well as an outdoor pool in the garden. The steam zone purifies the body and lowers stress with aromatherapy and color therapy in the Finnish sauna and steam room.
The experience continues with the ice waterfall, cooling showers and Finnish water jet, next to the indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms. The Terme della Via Francigena, in the heart of the Val d’Elsa, are an ideal base to visit some of the loveliest towns in Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Certaldo and Volterra.
PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING ON THE VIA FRANCIGENA
The territory of Gambassi Terme has always been “transient”: it certainly was during the Etruscan period, located as it is on the road to Volterra, and it was when the Romans came, being a junction on the via Clodia between Siena and Lucca. ...