Bagno Vignoni is one of the most charming and well preserved medieval towns of Tuscany. Located in Val D’Orcia, set in a picturesque landscape with world famous vineyards, and part of the town of San Quirico d’Orcia in the province of Siena, it is known worldwide for its spa, whose business dates back to Roman times.
Bagno Vignoni is a singularity in the urban taverns, the houses and the church of San Giovanni Battista developed around the tub where the water flows from the volcanic soil of the original thermal spring. This arrangement is to assure that the tank location functions normally and properly in the main square of the town.
The thermal activity in Bagno Vignoni has become famous all over Europe since the Middle Ages, but the first evidence of use of the spa dates back to Roman times.
The sulfur springs flow from the volcanic soil of this area have attracted famous historical figures, including Catherine of Siena and Pope Pius II Piccolomini. Even Lorenzo the Magnificent spent time here in the late fifteenth century.
Historically, institutions and various local authorities have always paid much attention in the management and conservation of these spas. Even Costituto of Siena has several articles containing the provisions governing the management of the thermal baths.
Bagno Vignoni today, immersed in the Natural Artistic and Cultural Park of Val d’Orcia, is a spa resort known and appreciated throughout the world.