Saturnia Thermal Springs / Terme di Saturnia, Tuscany

The Legend has it that one day Saturn flew into a temper because men were always fighting against each other. He took a flash of lightning and threw it down onto the Earth, causing sulfurous and warm water to gush out from the crater of a volcano, water which wrapped and calmed everything. That comforting womb eventually gave birth to wiser and happier men. The setting of the legend is acknowledged to be the heart of the Tuscan Maremma: here, this water is still gushing out at a rate of 500 liters per second and at a temperature of 37° C.

Today the Saturnia waterfalls, pools and natural baths are as much loved as they were in Neolithic, Etruscan and Roman times… and they remain free.

The Benefits of Spring Water
Containing the minerals sulphur, carbon, sulphate and the gases of hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide, they are considered to have therapeutic properties for skin, respiratory tract, blood circulation and rheumatic ailments, as well as cosmetic and wellbeing effects on the mind and body.

Reduces tension in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
The treatment of various skin conditions (such as seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne)
A natural exfoliating, peeling effect and deep antiseptic cleansing action
A vasodilatory effect on the cardiovascular and respiratory system, reducing the arterial pressure
Boosts respiration and increases pulmonary ventilation (respiratory tract and ear, nose and throat ailments (such as rhinitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, rhinogenous deafness))
A protective, antioxidizing/antiageing and cleansing effect on the liver

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