Spa and Wellness
Spa and wellness in Siena
The charm of the city of Siena is not limited to its typical mediaeval architecture and rich cultural heritage: this town, rich in history and tradition, surrounded by the evocative hilly landscape of Tuscany, offers its visitors numerous forms of relaxation and wellbeing.
Of the 22 thermal resorts listed by the region of Tuscany, no less than 10 establishments are located within the Province of Siena. The beneficial properties of the thermal waters of the area around Siena have been known since ancient times: the Etruscan and Roman populations used to take advantage of the precious spring waters in the area to treat numerous conditions. So let’s take a look at the best thermal spas near Siena, easily accessible from the city centre:
- Antica Querciolaia di Rapolano Terme: located in the Ombrone valley, in the heart of the Crete Senesi hills, this thermal spa, just 30 km from Siena, is one of the best-known and most appreciated in the entire area.
- Terme di San Giovanni di Rapolano: situated inside a wonderful park, just 2 km from the centre of Rapolano Terme, this establishment, where the water bubbles forth at 39°C, has a history dating back centuries.
- Bagno Vignoni: this is a thermal resort with a very ancient history, set in the enchanting landscape of the Val d’Orcia, where the thermal waters can reach 52°.
- Bagni San Filippo: also in the heart of the Val d’Orcia, at the foot of Monte Amiata, these baths are famous for their limestone waterfalls.
- Terme di Petriolo: this is a free thermal resort within the municipality of Monticiano, just 27 km from Siena, where the water temperature can reach 45°.
- San Casciano dei Bagni: with no less than 42 natural springs and 6 swimming pools, San Casciano dei Bagni ranks among the most beautiful spas in the province of Siena, with a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Tuscan hills, on the slopes of Monte Cetona.
- Terme Sant’Elena: this thermal spring sits at an altitude of 550 metres, in Chianciano Terme. It takes its name from the nearby Chapel of Sant’Elena and is very family-friendly, thanks to the many fun activities on offer for children.
- Chianciano Terme: with a history dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, Chianciano Terme is a modern and innovative establishment, offering four different wellness programmes: purifying, balancing, energising and relaxing.
- Montepulciano: in addition to the famous wine to which it lends its name, Montepulciano is renowned for its recently opened spa centre, nestled between the green hills of the Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.
- Terme Galleraie di Radicondoli: this thermal spa is located within the enchanting Carline nature reserve and its warm waters flow from five different springs.
The numerous thermal spas in the province of Siena are thus the ideal choice for anyone wishing to enjoy the historical wonders of one of Italy’s most beautiful mediaeval towns, combined with truly unique wellness experiences.