Posted by: Debra Kolkka | April 4, 2018

Back to the hot springs

We enjoyed our time at the hot springs in Saturnia in southern Tuscany last year so we went back and stayed a bit longer.

We stayed again at Le Cascatelle, the excellent B&B close to the springs. We would stay there for the breakfast alone.

Spring is late arriving this year and the days have been quite cold. The water gushes out of the hillside at 37 degrees, so once you get into the pools all is fine.

Our first visit to the springs was late afternoon. It was a week day, so it wasn’t too crowded.



We went back early in the morning and had the place almost to ourselves.







If you position yourself under the running water you get an excellent massage.


We were back in the afternoon for another warm bath.



Last year we spotted some interesting hilltop towns on the way to Saturnia so we decided to stay a bit longer to explore them. This met with mixed success…more to come.


  1. I’m reminded of the snow monkeys of Japan!!! Glad you enjoyed it… nothing better for rest and relaxation! Jx

    • It is a fun thing to do.

  2. Looks peaceful AND so good for you. Bet the air was still cool though.

    • Yes, it is still cold…quite difficult to get out.

  3. That’s such a lovely place and i love the almost primal looking mists – and ‘early’ man walking out of the mist:)

    • It is excellent in the early morning.

  4. Looks lovely and calming in the early morning mist.

    • I wish it was close by.

  5. Starting the day there was a great idea! You got me wondering … did you go into any of the thermal waters in Iceland?

    • Yes, we went to the Blue Lagoon.

  6. It is still on my “to visit” list….

  7. These are must see. A lot of Fun

    • Yes, it is fun. Take a towel and some suitable shoes. There are tiny pebbles on the bottom of the pools.

  8. My husband would love this place. Saturnia sounds very…outer space!

    • It certainly has an eerie feeling early in the morning.

  9. It’s on the list!

  10. Great place, and you captured so beautiful photographs dear Debra, Thank you, love, nia

  11. That looks like it would be a real treat!

  12. Looking forward to going there this summer. How long did it take you to drive there from Bagni di Lucca? Thanks for all your pictures and stories. We are arriving at the end ofJune.

  13. This is very educational content and written well for a change. It’s nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post!

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