In the south of Tuscany, on the border with Lazio, the Maremma is a wonderful and uncontaminated territory, a place with an ancient history and breathtaking views that are one of a kind.
The Maremma is a true paradise for lovers of nature and wellness, an area rich in thermal springs, bucolic countryside, sea, hills and ancient villages, which are now precious symbols of the ancient past of this territory.
Saturnia is one of the oldest villages in Italy, a village built in Etruscan-Roman times and famous all over the world for its sulphurous water baths. Within the village is the Archaeological Museum, where artefacts from the nearby necropolis are exhibited, the Cinta Muraria, originally built in Roman times and enlarged and fortified by the Aldobrandeschi and the Sienese, and the Porta Romana, once an access gates into the ancient city.
The Cascate del Mulino are the most beautiful free hot springs in Tuscany. A place of relaxation and well being in the heart of the Maremma. Natural waterfalls of 37.5°C sulphurous water pour into the underlying natural pools, creating enchanting baths where you can swim and relax. The waters of Saturnia are famous for their curative properties, in particular dermatological, circulatory, respiratory and muscular diseases.
The elegant Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is also nearby and has spring water pools, a hydro-massage, waterfalls, spa, restaurant and 18-hole, 72 par golf course, as well as an elegant and refined hotel.
Montemerano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy is perched on a hill overlooking the valleys of the Tuscan Maremma. In Montemerano, don’t miss the Piazza del Castello, the Church of San Giorgio and the Cinta Muraria.
A few kilometres away, the villages of Sovana and Pitigliano are both included in the list of most beautiful villages in Italy. Sorano, known in Etruscan-Roman time as Suana, is famous for its Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Also worth a visit are the Palazzo dell’Archivio, the Palazzo Pretorio, the Loggia del Capitano, the Duomo and the Rocca Aldobrandesca. Pitigliano has medieval origins and its Old Town is home to some amazing buildings including the Duomo and Church of San Rocco, the Orsini Palace and the Jewish Ghetto, where you can visit the Synagogue, the Forno delle Azzime bakery, the Macelleria Kasher, the Cellar and the Ritual Baths.