Terme di San Filippo

The thermal spas and unspoilt landscape of Mount Amiata

Enjoy spas, forests, and fresh air

South of Siena, between the Maremma region and and Val d'Orcia, stands Mount Amiata which rises to 1738m, making it one of the highest mountains in Tuscany. Mount Amiata was an active vulcano, meaning that although it's now inactive, today it is home to many natural thermal springs. There are three thermal spas in the area around Mount Amiata: Bagni San Filippo, Bagno Vignoni and, just a few kms away, San Casciano dei Bagni. This whole corner of the region is blessed with thermal springs which flow endlessly from deep underground. Other well-known local spa towns include Chianciano and Montepulciano. (www.termebenessere.terresiena.it).  

The province of Siena is famous for being the most 'thermal' area in Italy. It's possible to enjoy the spas all year round, but especially when its colder outside, as this makes the warm thermal waters and relaxing spa treatments even more inviting.  

Finally, what could be better after a day in the great outdoors than to relax in one of the region's many thermal spas? There are also many footpaths and guided hikes on the mountain when there isn't any snow. The mountain is literally crisscrossed by a network of footpaths from its base to the summit, which is marked by a large iron cross. There are also many towns and villages in the Mount Amiata area where visitors can learn about the strong local traditions, gastronomy and folklore, all of which are unique to this part of Tuscany. It's also possible to take a guided tour of one of the many ancient mine shafts, or to sample the local specialities such as mushrooms and chestnuts, which are used in a large variety of dishes. This is a place to relax and explore, especialy on a motorcycle!   
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