You will find the village of Bagno Vignoni in the incredibly picturesque Val d’Orcia, Tuscany. The village and hamlet still retain some of their medieval aspects, however are most famous for their natural hot springs.
Where in most villages and towns you would find a main square, Bagno Vignoni offers a 29x29m pool. Roughly 1000m below the surface of the water, hot springs have bubbled away for over 2000 years. The ‘square’ itself first appeared in the 16th Century. Bagno Vignoni soon became a spot of relaxation and restoration for pilgrims on the Via Francigena en route to Rome.
The waters of Bagno Vignoni are classed as hyperthermal bicarbonate-sulphate-alkaline-earthy. In other words, the abundance of salts, calcium, iron carbonates, sodium sulphates, and magnesium creates a concoction that is extremely beneficial to your health. People claim benefits to the bones, joints, circulatory system, and the skin. You can even visit a spa and wellness center in this small village, dedicated to providing the full wellness experience.
Visitors cannot bathe in the waters of the main square, however you can at the nearby Parco dei Mulini. You won’t have to pay an entrance fee, but remember to bring a swimsuit and towel!
There are also activities available in the surrounding area. You can relish in panoramic views of the Val d’Orcia in its Artistic, Natural and cultural park. Here you will also find various trails on which you can hike, mountain bike and even horse ride!
You can easily access Bagno Vignoni via bus or car. From Florence, Pisa, or Rome it is probably easiest to take a car. However if you leave from Buonconvento, you can take the bus for San Quirico d’Orcia and Bagno Vignoni.