After a great lunch in Sovana, we had earned a little R&R. We piled back into our cinque cento, clown car style, and set off for the nearby village of Saturnia.
Exploring another Tuscan town was not the priority. Instead, we were on the hunt for thermal hot springs.
The Saturnia hot springs are in an idyllic little valley. The source is located slightly farther upstream and a fancy spa has been built around it. We were going for the eco-chic experience and headed for the outdoor pools.
The natural pools are gorgeous and located just below a little waterfall.
Unfortunately, the waterfall and the distance from the source, mean that in mid-January the water is not-so-hot. More like the tepid terme, rather than hot springs. Next time we might spring for the spa.
But the view really couldn’t be beat…
Just follow the signs to Saturnia, and then the brown signs with the spring icon. There is free parking heading down hill towards the springs.
All in all, visiting Saturnia hot springs is a lovely way to experience the Tuscan tradition without having to pay a ridiculous fee. And what better way to get back to nature than a dip in a hot waterfall?