The most beautiful Free Baths of Tuscany, the watrfalls, are located in Saturnia, just a stone’s throw from our farm and are one of the most authentic and genuine wonders of the Tuscan Maremma.
Set in the green of the Maremma nature, theWaterfalls suddenly appear as a living picture of blue water steaming with steam and natural pools, a real wonder for the eyes and for the body that here will find balance and well-being thanks to a regenerating bath. The warm thermal waters of Saturnia are in fact unique in the world for their properties, with extraordinary beneficial effects on the skin, thanks to their natural exfoliating, antiseptic and antioxidant peeling effect. The waters of Saturnia are also known all over the world for their beneficial actions on the circulatory, cardiovascular, muscular and replacement systems. The Waterfalls are a fairytale place, the silence of nature here is interrupted only by the roar of the waterfall that pours its precious warm waters on the underlying natural pools, dug by the power of water in the travertine rock. The atmosphere is magical, almost mystical, a bath in these waters will in fact give moments of pure well-being and relaxation, enjoying the incredible beneficial and healing properties of these unique waters in the world. In a few minutes drive from the Cascate del Mulino you can reach some of the most beautiful villages of the Tuscan Maremma, the beautiful village of Saturnia, which is one of the oldest cities in Italy and gives its name to the most famous spa resort, Manciano “La Spia della Maremma”, a beautiful village perched on a hill and holder of one of the most beautiful views of the Maremma, Pitigliano “La Piccola Gerusalemme” with the Jewish Ghetto and the Synagogue, Montemerano one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”, Sorano and Sovana, in the heart of the Tuff Area and custodians of one of the most precious archaeological heritage of the Etruscan era in Tuscany, Vulci, ancient Etruscan-Roman city and today splendid naturalistic and, to close in beauty, Civita di Bagnoregio “The City that Dies”.
The Waterfalls are free spas, this means that the entrance is totally free and that there are no time limitations to visit them, they are always open, all year round and 24 hours a day. The beauty of this place lies in its being wild and uncontaminated, so you will not find sunbeds, umbrellas and changing rooms, at the Waterfalls you live an authentic contact with nature and the surrounding environment, in total freedom. There is a small refreshment point that offers services and showers for a fee. The waters are warm all year round, with a temperature of about 37.5 °, so pleasant both in summer and in winter, in the cold season we advise you to keep a towel or a bathrobe on hand for when you get out of the water. Natural pools can have a slightly slippery bottom, so it is advisable to always wear rock shoes. We advise you not to wear jewelry during your bath, the waters rich in sulfur could in fact damage them. One of the best ways to live the experience of the natural waterfalls of Saturnia is certainly a bath at night when the atmosphere is, if possible, even more magical, at night in fact you will have the opportunity to have the waterfalls almost at your complete disposal and enjoy in absolute tranquility these waters so particular and beneficial, pampered by the slow flow of the waters and illuminated only by the sweet light of the moon and the stars …
The precious thermal waters are born on the summit of Monte Amiata, a mountain of volcanic origin, and after a path that lasts 40 years during which they filter slowly, drop by drop, between the rocks in the depth of the ground, they reach the natural source of Saturnia, from which they come out at a temperature of 37.5 ° C. The waters of Saturnia are sulphurous, with a concentration of hydrogen sulfide equal to 14mg per liter, carbonic, with 462 cc of free carbon dioxide per liter, sulphates, containing sulphate ions in significant quantities, bicarbonate-alkaline-earthy, with bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium ions. For their particular composition and richness of mineral salts and vitamins, the waters of Saturnia it has extraordinary and unique properties in the world, it is in fact one of the few recommended in the treatment of psoriasis and thanks to the presence of thermal plankton, it increases the skin’s natural defenses, reactivates its vital functions and performs a moisturizing, nourishing and purified action, stimulating the natural cell renewal and slowing down the aging process.
How to get to the Waterfalls
Our farm is only 3.7 km from the waterfalls . To reach the waterfalls it is sufficient to proceed west for about 750 meters, then turn left and continue on the SP10 for another 450 meters and finally turn right and continue for another 2,7 km. Or by the shortest internal road the distance is 2,7 km.