San Casciano dei Bagni
San Casciano dei Bagni is an ancient Tuscan village, known since antiquity for the richness of its thermal waters. The 42 springs that flow in its surroundings were discovered by the Etruscans and valued by the Romans; Today San Casciano has rediscovered the ancient vocation thermal spring boasting one of the world’s most prestigious Spas (Spa Fonteverde), framed by a pristine and picturesque countryside, which has not changed its characteristics of authentic rural life. Personalities from the world of culture, politics and entertainment have chosen it as a refuge for regeneration and inspiration.
The thermal waters of San Casciano dei Bagni have been used for thousands of years for its healing properties. Sulphate-calcium-magnesium, waters that have an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects on the locomotor apparatus, skin aging and respiratory tract. The hydroponics is indicated for detoxifying liver and intestinal tract and aids digestion.
The medieval old town of San Casciano dei Bagni has a maze of streets, alleys and squares. What strikes visitor first is the castle, with battlements and tower that overlook the city, built following the neo-Gothic style in the early 900’s. Arrival in the main square, Piazza Matteotti (1865), you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley where the numerous hot springs flow in the rolling clay hills and, in the distance over the Val di Paglia. Pause on a bench, walking and savor local produce, it is an irresistible pleasure.