Saturnia “natural hot springs waterfall” and Montemerano

 

 

Short description

The Cascate del Mulino di Saturnia are one of the most evocative and fascinating places in the Maremma, and certainly among the most beautiful Free Hot Springs in Tuscany. The entire site was created naturally. The travertine rock pools were carved by the waterfall of sulphurous thermal waters and generated by the thermal torrent known as the Gorello.

Highlights (optional)

  • free natural wild hot springs waterfall
  • take a bath in winter
  • Montemerano one of the best “borghi più belli d’Italia”

TOUR Description

Starting to see the mesmerizing town of Montemerano! Located in the heart of the Maremma, it is a beautiful 12th century town encased by defence walls. Spend a few peaceful hours walking around its perimeter exploring several old churches and building then taste a typical local lunch. The you’ll be fascinated by the natural thermal falls and its hot springs…Enjoy an afternoon to relax your body and your mind!

The Gorello Waterfalls originate from the sulphurous waters of the Terme di Saturnia, a nearby spa and hotel. The water flows from the natural spring at a temperature of 37.5°C (98°C) and thanks to the presence of a particular element, known as Thermal Plankton, it is thought to be good for the skin, as well as for the digestive, circulatory, motor and respiratory systems.

Montemerano sits on a hill surrounded by a forest of olive trees. The town flourished in the second half of the 10th century when the province’s residents began moving inland to escape malaria and the endless barbarian invasions that plagued the coastline. Montemerano was governed by a democratic institution until 1272, when it fell into the hands of the Aldobrandeschi. In the second half of the 13th century, it passed to the Baschi, the feudal family that funded its expansion. At the end of the 14th century, the Sienese Republic forced the Baschi to retreat. In 1556, it became part of the Medici’s vast rule, before the Hasburg Lorraine assigned Montemerano to the Municipality of Manciano, where it remains today.

Duration: 7.5 hours

Tour starts: 08.45 AM or on request

Pick-up: : until 30 min your ship’s arrival approx.

Included

Pick up/drop off from Civitavecchia harbour
round trip shared transfer
driver english spoken
ticket entrance fee
professional guide

Not included:

lunch
Gratuities

Additional services on request: lunch and additional stops in Tuscania or Bolsena

 Useful information:

We suggest to wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat to protect yourself from the sun and an umbrella to procet you from the rain. Remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed  without notice due to weather and traffic. Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you