Saturnia - A secret spot in Tuscany

Saturnia – A secret spot in Tuscany

By melissawiringi | Travel

Feb 25

Saturnia – A secret spot in Tuscany

Why visit Saturnia?

  1. Free hot springs. They are so different and remind me of pictures of Lake Tarawera’s (Rotorua, New Zealand) pink and white terraces. When I found these, I had to go! Plus, I hadn’t seen photos there from anyone I knew… I was the first, and I like that!
    Terme Di Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy - The Wiringi's Family Travel Blog

    Terme Di Saturnia, Tuscany

  2. It’s Tuscany, Italy. Is this place on your list?
    Tuscany, Italy - The Wiringi's Family Travel Blog

    Driving through Tuscany

  3. Driving through the winding Tuscany countryside is beautiful. Thousands of happy sunflowers (are they classed as a paddock or a farm, or something else?) to see. Tree lined roads, or were they driveways? It’s perfect road trip material.
    Tuscany, Italy - The Wiringi's Family Travel Blog

    Driving through Tuscany

  4. The food at  Il Cantuccio di Anastasia was awesome. I tried my first Rabbit!
    Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy - The Wiringi's Family Travel Blog

    Saturnia Sunset

  5. Saturnia is unique, it was a moment of peace between the hustle of Rome, and the tourists of Pisa! Time stopped for a minute there. It was a welcome step back into slow mode!
    Tuscany, Italy - The Wiringi's Family Travel Blog

    Driving through Tuscany

Extra Little Tips

Being a small place, I assume your possessions are quite safe. But I couldn’t ask anyone. We were careful, and only took in our towels and the car key.

The temperature of the Terme isn’t the hot I’m used to. In Rotorua, where I’m from, the hot springs usually offer a variety of temperatures, and I like them really hot. This place was warm. Which was probably a good thing because it was in the middle of summer. I can’t imagine it would’ve been pleasant if it were as hot as those I’m used to! It might not be hot and toasty in the middle of winter though!

We stayed in a lovely place just up the hill from the hot springs (called B&B La Cantoniera, but this place is no longer listed with Booking.com). If you are thinking of going, I’m sure there are plenty of places to choose from with reasonable rates.

If you are travelling to Italy, and would like a lesser known place to add to your already long list of destinations, give Saturnia a go. It’s small, no crowds, peaceful and a really great place to stop and take in Tuscany.

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