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Chianciano Terme - Sensory Spa

Autumn journey to rebirth at Tuscany's spas

Relaxation from Montepulciano to Bagni di Lucca

With the arrival of the first chill of autumn, the desire to relax also grows. Why not warm up the body and regenerate the spirit with a spa vacation? Here are 5 travel tips for a wellness weekend in Tuscany.

Contents
  • 1.
    Montepulciano
  • 2.
    Chianciano Terme
  • 3.
    Bagni di Lucca
  • 4.
    Monsummano Terme
  • 5.
    Casciana Terme
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Montepulciano

Moon Cave at the Montepulciano Spa
Moon Cave at the Montepulciano Spa - Credit: Pagina FB Terme di Montepulciano

Let's start in Montepulciano: the beautiful village famous for its Nobile wine is ideal for a break from the daily grind. Stroll the streets of the center, enjoy a glass of red in the wine cellars and finally visit the Terme di Montepulciano. Here, you can take a dip in the Moon Cave and float in the saline pool, which is good for your skin and respiratory system.

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Chianciano Terme

Sensory Room - Chianciano Terme
Sensory Room - Chianciano Terme

Here we are in Chianciano Terme, where even Federico Fellini used to vacation, to leave all the stress out the door by immersing himself in the world of the Sensory Room: this establishment offers treatments inspired by the four elements: air, water, earth and fire, taking care of both your body and spirit. There are classic treatments like mud baths, but also more advanced options like aromatherapy and musical therapy: a relaxing space where, lounging in recliners, one can let oneself go to the suggestions of colors dancing on the ceiling and classical music.

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Bagni di Lucca

Bagno Bernabò spa
Bagno Bernabò spa - Credit: Terme Bagno Bernabò

From the Valdichiana we move to Bagni di Lucca for a treatment at the Bagno Bernabò spa. In 1810 Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon's sister, built the present establishment, which remains perfectly intact to this day. The waters of the Bernabò spring are renowned for their therapeutic effects in the treatment of skin diseases, problems of the osteo-articular system, rheumatic diseases and the respiratory system.

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Monsummano Terme

Grotta Giusti
Grotta Giusti

Giuseppe Verdi called it "the eighth wonder of the world": it is the Grotta Giusti in Monsummano Terme, a very special wellness path, where the natural Turkish bath is divided into three Dante-inspired caverns, Paradise, Purgatory and Hell. Here you can relax in contact with nature, among thermal pools, waterfalls, and mud therapy.

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Casciana Terme

Casciana Thermal Baths
Casciana Thermal Baths

Finally, don't miss the Casciana Thermal Baths, nestled in the Pisan hills, where people have been treating themselves with natural waters since the 1300s. You can spend two unforgettable days visiting nearby Volterra, the beautiful Etruscan city, and then indulge in a long break at the spa, with its indoor and outdoor pools and beauty treatments.

Original article by Ilaria Giannini.

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