Treat yourself: where to find great spas in Tuscany

Do you want to take a break from your daily routine? Do you want to de-stress and just relax? Do you want to indulge in some luxurious spa treatments? If your answer to all of these questions is “yes!,” you’re in the right place. Tuscany has the highest number of thermal centres in Italy. During the winter, there’s no better way to spend a day (or more!) than getting pampered in a spa. No matter where you’re traveling in Tuscany, there is surely a spa treatment available in the area. Here are some suggestions divided according to the different geographical areas of Tuscany.

Montecatini Terme [Photo Credits: Giuseppe Moscato]
Montecatini Terme [Photo Credits: Giuseppe Moscato]

Northern Tuscany

There are many spa towns in northern Tuscany due to the presence of sulphurous water. Some of the highlights include Equi Terme, a medieval hamlet located at the foot of the Apuan Alps in the Lunigiana region; Bagni di Lucca, where the therapeutic quality of the water was recognized as early as the first half of the fourteenth century; and Terme di San Carlo, which was well-known among the Romans and named after St. Charles Borromeo, who cured his kidney stones here in the second half of the sixteenth century. For a fabulous hotel spa, head to Cinquale di Montignoso, located in the Versilia area near Forte dei Marmi. This spa is best known for its salsobromoiodic waters, which are particularly rich in mineral salts. Terme di Equi Spa Piazza delle Terme, 1 54013 Equi Terme (Massa Carrara) Tel. and Fax: +39 0585 949300 E-mail: info@termediequi.it www.termediequi.it Terme Bagni di Lucca Piazza San Martino, 11 55021 Bagni di Lucca (Lucca) Tel: +39 0583 87221 Fax: +39 0583 808224 E-mail: terme@termebagnidilucca.it www.termebagnidilucca.it Terme San Carlo Via dei Colli, 92 - San Carlo Terme (Massa Carrara) 54100 Massa - MS Tel: +39 0585 47703 Toll free +39 800238122 Email: info@termedisancarlo.it More about the spa Hotel Villa Undulna - Terme della Versilia Viale Marina, 1 54030 Cinquale di Montignoso (Massa Carrara) Tel. hotel: +39 0585 807788 Tel. spa: +39 0585 807255 Fax: +39 0585 807791 E-mail: hotel@villaundulna.com spa@termedellaverslia.com More about the spa

Terme della Versilia [Photo Credits: Hotel Undulna - Terme della Versilia Facebook Page]
Terme della Versilia [Photo Credits: Hotel Undulna - Terme della Versilia Facebook Page]

Montecatini and Monsummano Terme

The town and spas of Montecatini fit side by side in perfect harmony. Montecatini Terme, whose springs were well-known back in Roman times, was founded as a spa resort at the foot of the old castle, which is now Montecatini Alto. Monsummano is also very famous thanks to its innovative, modern spa and the curative properties of its water. Grotta Giusti Natural Spa Resort Via Grotta Giusti, 1411 51015 Monsummano Terme (Pistoia) Tel: +39 0572 90771 Fax: +39 0572 9077200 E-mail: info@grottagiustispa.com www.grottagiustispa.com More about the spa Terme di Montecatini Viale Verdi, 41 51016 Montecatini Terme (Pistoia) Tel: +39 0572 7781 E-mail: info@termemontecatini.it www.termemontecatini.it Discover the thermal centre

Montecatini Terme
Montecatini Terme

Pisa’s surrounding area and Etruscan Coast

In the area around Pisa, there are many options for spa treatments. There is Casciana Terme, which has a beautiful thermal swimming pool. You can also take advantage of the curative hot springs in San Giuliano Terme, known since the Roman era and today a favourite destination for luxury getaways. Finally, check out Uliveto Terme, a small village in the municipality of Vicopisano near Pisa. Terme di Casciana Piazza Garibaldi, 9 56034 Casciana Terme (Pisa) Booking : +39 0587 644608 - Fax: +39 0587 644673 Switchboard: +39 0587 64461 - Fax: +39 0587 644629 E-mail: info@termedicasciana.it www.termedicasciana.com Terme Villa Borri Via Galilei, 34 56034 Casciana Terme (Pisa) Tel: +39 0587 644644 Fax: +39 0587 644630 E-mail: info@termevillaborri.com www.termevillaborri.com Bagni di Pisa Largo Shelley, 18 56017 San Giuliano Terme (Pisa) Tel: +39 050 88501 +39 050 88501 Fax: +39 050 8850401 E-mail: info@bagnidipisa.com www.bagnidipisa.com More about the spa Terme di Uliveto Via Provinciale Vicarese, 124 56010 Uliveto Terme (Pisa) Tel: +39 050 788686 Fax +39 050 788194 www.termediuliveto.it

Casciana Terme [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]
Casciana Terme [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]

In the area around Livorno, and specifically in the Etruscan Coast, don’t miss Venturina, where water temperature is 45 degrees Celsius. The thermal water was already popular during the time of the Etruscans. Another place where you can enjoy spa treatments is the Tombolo Talasso Resort, a wellness centre in Marina di Castagneto Carducci. Terme di Venturina Viale delle terme, 36/40 57021 Venturina (Livorno) Tel: +39 0565 851066 E-mail: info@termediventurina.it www.termediventurina.it More about the spa Tombolo Talasso Resort Via del Corallo 3 57024 Marina di Castagneto Carducci (Livorno) E-mail: info@tombolotalasso.it Tel: +39 0565 74530 Fax: +39 0565 744052 Website: http://www.tombolotalasso.it/

Tombolo Talasso Resort - Photo Credits: Tombolo Talasso Resort http://ow.ly/eSHbL
Tombolo Talasso Resort - Photo Credits: Tombolo Talasso Resort http://ow.ly/eSHbL

Florence surroundings

The city of Florence doesn’t have spas, but residents and visitors can count on nearby areas for luxurious getaways. Gambassi is an ancient land where the Etruscans and Romans lived for years. In medieval times, it was a resting place for travellers and pilgrims along the Via Francigena route. The town’s spas opened in 1974, boasting waters scientifically proven to relieve a variety of ailments, including digestive diseases. Terme di Gambassi - Acqua Salsa di Pillo Piazza Giuseppe di Vittorio, 1 50050 Gambassi Terme (Florence) Tel and Fax: +39 0571 638141 +39 0571 639268 E-mail: info@termedigambassi.it More about the spa

Siena and surroundings

When it comes to natural thermal springs, the area around Siena is the richest in Tuscany. This area is perfect if you want a full pampering package—you can take a food and wine tour and then afterward, indulge in some ‘me time’ at a spa. It’s easy since Bagno Vignoni, known for its 49-metre-long rectangular pool in the town centre, is just a few kilometres from Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia, two towns with tasty, traditional foods and wines. Terme di Santa Caterina in Bagno Vignoni Piazza del Moretto, 12 53027 Bagno Vignoni - San Quirico d’Orcia (Siena) Tel: +39 0577 887365 Fax: +39 0577 887365 E-mail: info@termebagnovignoni.it More about the spa

Bagno Vignoni [Photo Credits: Kinzica Sorrenti - Tuscany Social Media Team]
Bagno Vignoni [Photo Credits: Kinzica Sorrenti - Tuscany Social Media Team]

Located between the gorgeous Val d’Orcia and the woods of Monte Amiata, you’ll find one of Tuscany’s most spectacular thermal resorts: Terme San Filippo. This place has a memorable little peculiarity—rocks with white chalk deposits. Terme San Filippo Loc. Bagni San Filippo, 23 53023 Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena) Tel: +39 0577 872982 Fax: +39 0577 872684 E-mail: info@termesanfilippo.it www.termesanfilippo.it More about the spa Between the Val d’Orcia and the Valdichiana, you can visit the thermal waters in Chianciano Terme. Apart from the therapeutic properties of its water, this area is perfect for exploring the surrounding towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano and many other destinations in the Val d'Orcia. Montepulciano has its own resort too, a luxurious oasis Terme di Chianciano Via delle Rose, 12 53042 Chianciano Terme (Siena) Tel: +39 848800243 E-mail: info@termechianciano.it www.termechianciano.it More about the spa Sorgente Sant’Elena spa Via Della Libertà, 112 53042 Chianciano Terme (Siena) Tel: +39 0578 31141 Fax: +39 0578 31369 E-mail: info@termesantelena.it www.termesantelena.it

Terme di Chianciano [Photo Credtis: Terme di Chianciano Facebook page]
Terme di Chianciano [Photo Credtis: Terme di Chianciano Facebook page]

Rapolano is another thermal destination near Siena, right between the Val di Chiana and the Chianti area. Visitors will find two ancient thermal baths, both open year-round and surrounded by the beauty of the Crete Senesi. Terme Antica Querciolaia Via Trieste, 22 53040 Rapolano Terme (Siena) Tel: +39 0577 724091 Fax: +39 0577 725470 www.termeaq.it More about the spa San Giovanni Terme Rapolano Via Terme San Giovanni, 52 53040 Rapolano Terme (Siena) Tel: +39 0577.724030 Fax: +39 0577 724053 E-mail: info@termesangiovanni.it www.termesangiovanni.it More about the spa San Casciano dei Bagni’s spa is amid lush forests of oak and chestnut trees, surrounding the town bordering the Umbria region. This place has Etruscan-Roman origins and today is listed as one of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia”,(an official ranking of the most beautiful villages in Italy). San Casciano’s spa resort was built by the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici in 1607 and offers a splendid view over the valley of San Casciano. Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort Località Terme, 1 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni (Siena) Tel: +39 0578 +39 0578 57241 Fax: +39 0578 572200 E-mail: info@fonteverdespa.com www.fonteverdespa.com More about the spa Terme di Montepulciano Località Sant’Albino Via delle Terme 46 53045 Montepulciano (Siena) Tel: +39 0578 7911 Fax: + 39 0578 799149 E-mail: info@termemontepulciano.it www.termemontepulciano.it More about the spa

Fonteverde [Photo Credits: Fonteverde Collection - Tuscany Lifestyle Resorts]
Fonteverde [Photo Credits: Fonteverde Collection - Tuscany Lifestyle Resorts]

Another jewel worth a visit is the Petriolo thermal spa, found in the green Maremma hills and well-known since Roman times. The thermal waters flow at a temperature of +43 °C and are perfect for treating respiratory and skin problems as well as fine motor issues. Terme di Petriolo Loc. Bagni di Petriolo 53015 Monticiano (Siena) Tel: +39 0577 757104 Fax: +39 0577 757092 E-mail: info@termepetriolo.it www.termepetriolo.it More about the spa

Southern Tuscany

Saturnia has some free thermal baths and others that you pay to use. The free ones are known as Cascate del Mulino, while the others are inside the Terme di Saturnia Spa Resort. Terme di Saturnia Loc. della Follonata 58014 Saturnia - Manciano (Grosseto) Tel: +39 0564 600111 Fax: +39 0564 600863 E-mail: info@termedisaturnia.it www.termedisaturnia.it More about the spa

Saturnia [Photo Credits: Gonçalo Figueiredo]
Saturnia [Photo Credits: Gonçalo Figueiredo]
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