Saturnia Tuscany’s natural hot springs

Thermes Saturnia Italy

At first we saw it from a far. Completely unexpected in the middle of slightly hilly landscape, there it was, silver-blue cascade of water.  One thing I can tell you it stinks! Horribly! And it doesn’t go away!

Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy

Saturnia takes its name from the Roman god Saturn. Legend has it that he grew tired of the constant wars of humans, and sent a thunderbolt to earth that created a magic spring of warm sulphurous water which would pacify mankind.

Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy

The sulphurous spring water, at a temperature of 37.5 °C, are well known for their therapeutic properties. The yield of the source is about 800 liters per second. The chemical make-up is sulfur, carbon, sulfate, bicarbonate-alkaline, with the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas and carbon dioxide.

Saturnia, Italy

The entrance is for free, shower costs EUR1 per person and it’s plenty of water. I could smell the therms on me even on the next day after 30 mins of soaking myself in soap 😉

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