Italy's Best Natural Hot Springs

Sep 29, 2021 204

BY: Gemma Roxanne Lake

Thanks to its complex geological composition, Italy is punctuated by natural hot springs. Rich in sulphur and an array of other minerals, these waters are considered to have endless health and beauty benefits like curing skin diseases and relieving high blood pressure. We chart some of the best across the country, from Tuscany to Sicily.


Bubbling over ivory-white boulders, the steaming hot sulphurous waters of Saturnia, which run from Mount Amiata and the surrounding hills of Maremma, collect in the deep calcareous rock pools below. Popularised by the Romans, legend has it that the Roman god of Saturn first created the springs to pacify mankind – but after a malaria outbreak, they were completely forgotten about until the 19th century. 

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