Monte Pisano San Giuliano Terme

San Giuliano Terme

Thermal baths, ancient churches and Roman origins

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On the green plain that lies between the Arno and Serchio Rivers, one can find San Giuliano Terme, nestled at the foot of Monte Pisano. This area boasts major springs and an extensive network of interesting historical itineraries including a visit to historic villas and a Medici aqueduct which still remains in tact today. Visitors to the area won’t want to miss a walk through the territory’s beautiful 24-mile Regional Park or a peek at the remarkable religious architecture that characterizes the area’s Romanesque churches, medieval chapels and monasteries. The historic center of the district of Lungomonte is also noteworthy; visitors will enjoy strolling the town’s tree-lined avenues and secluded squares, while taking time to enjoy famous Tuscan cuisine featuring typical dishes and fine wines.

For nature lovers, there are myriad ways to enjoy Monte Pisano. Visitors can see the area on foot, horseback or bike, experiencing the ancient paths and roadways that lead to lovely churches and old mills. Visitors can truly immerse themselves in a territory where history and nature have harmoniously coexisted for centuries. The beneficial effects of San Giuliano’s thermal waters were discovered by the Etruscans and then by the Romans, who built the area’s first facilities which allowed citizens to reap its benefits. In the 1800s, people travelled to the ‘Bagni di San Giuliano’, to recover their spiritual essence through physical purification. The area became host to myriad cultural conventions, which brought together writers, scientists and artists from all over Europe, such as Montaigne, Alfieri, Lord Byron and Shelley.
 
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Monte Pisano

Nature and history meet for slow tourism between Lucca and Pisa
A small mountain chain in northern Tuscany, between Lucca and Pisa, is home to the Monte Pisano area. ...
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