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The hot springs of Saturnia

Wellness and history: a must stop for any touristic itinerary

The hot springs of Saturnia

Claudia Astarita

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Saturnia, in Tuscany, is considered a traditional destination for wellness tourism. Its hot springs draw thousands of visitors each year, who come to experience the incredible therapeutic properties of its sulfur water.

"Legend has it that long ago, tired of men's endless wars, Saturn hurled a lightning bolt down at the earth and caused an eruption of warm sulfurous waters. These waters covered the world and quieted all of man's chaos, leading to a wiser and more joyful mankind".

Legend also claims Saturnia is the oldest Italian city: the area was first inhabited in the Etruscan period, then known as Aurinia and later renamed Saturnia by the Romans. A mix of welness and history have definitely trasfrormed Saturnia in one of the most favourit stops for foreign tourists travelling to Italy.

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