9. Baths of Saturnia
Baths of Saturnia To appreciate the charm of this place, here’s better to go in the winter. After the temperature of this rapid hydrogen sulfide source 37.5 degrees year round.
In the summer to climb into the hot water is not so interesting, and in the winter when the air temperature is close to zero, swimming in the warm spring unforgettable experience.
Just do not forget to take an aromatic balm for the body, after the hydrogen sulfide baths skin can keep the odor.
The Terme di Saturnia are a group of springs located in the municipality of Manciano, a few kilometers from the village of Saturnia. The springs that feed the baths, which are found in the south-eastern valley, cover a vast territory that stretches from Mount Amiata and the hills of Fiora and Albegna rivers to the Maremma grossetana at Roselle (Terme di Roselle) and Talamone (Terme dell’Osa).
One legend, according to the Etruscans and Romans, was that the Terme di Saturnia were formed by lightning bolts, thrown by Jupiter. During a violent quarrel between the two mythological deities, the bolts thrown towards Saturn had missed, causing the formations.