If you like medieval villages you shouldn’t miss Anghiari in the Tiber Valley (or Valtiberina) at only 30 kilometers from Arezzo. Considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, it has been awarded with an Orange Flag by the Italian touring club.
As an alternative, if you want to relax you should know that Tuscan indoor and outdoor spas offer thermal and healing waters, soft massages and perfumed candles, creating the perfect atmosphere for intimacy and romance.
Right along the Via Francigena, you’ll find Bagno Vignoni, at only 50 kilometers from Siena. At the centre of the village, in piazza delle Sorgenti, there’s a 49-metre-long rectangular basin of steamy water. You can’t actually bathe in it, but it’s a wonderful sight and evidence of the area’s past. Its thermal baths, in facts, were first enjoyed by the Romans and then became popular – due to their position – with Christian pilgrims who travelled towards Rome and used to stop there to rest.
Moreover, in the heart of the breathtaking Val d’Orcia, there’s Bagni San Filippo. In the province of Siena, not far from Monte Amiata, these natural thermal springs are on record since the Middle Ages, especially the “Fosso Bianco”, a white and calcareous stream that flows into many waterfalls and natural pools, some hot and some cold.
Last but not least, another idea to spend your Valentine’s Day in Tuscany is visiting a castle. Go to Fosdinovo, a medieval hamlet in Lunigiana, and visit the wonderful Malaspina Castle surrounded by the Apuan Alps.
Try also our “Love route itinerary” in Tuscany and discover many other places that fit for you.