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Bagni San Filippo

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  • The first pool encountered at the bottom of the trail.- Fosso Bianco
  • The first pool encountered at the bottom of the trail.- Fosso Bianco
  • The sulfur smell in this series of pools isn't as strong as it is in the rest of the pools down stream.- Fosso Bianco
  • Just below the first pool is a series of four pools situated along a cold water creek that flows trough the site.  - Fosso Bianco
  • A view of the cold water creek.- Fosso Bianco
  • Looking downstream from the edge of one of the pools.  The bridge is an access point from one of the trails leading to the springs.- Fosso Bianco
  • The high mineral content in the area has created a unique landscape.- Fosso Bianco
  • A view along the creek.- Fosso Bianco
  • One of many springs along the creek. This pool was very hot.- Fosso Bianco
  • A series of pools along the creek.- Fosso Bianco
  • Great place for a mud bath!!!- Fosso Bianco
  • Warm water from the upper pool cascading down into a lower pool. The nutrient rich mud in these pools makes for a perfect mud bath.- Fosso Bianco
  • Fosso Bianco is the largest mineral deposit and waterfall in the area and is often referred to as the "white whale."- Fosso Bianco
  • Looking downstream at Fosso Bianco.- Fosso Bianco
  • An inscription under the cascades near Fosso Bianco.- Fosso Bianco
  • Cascades down the creek.- Fosso Bianco
  • A beautiful waterfall next to Fosso Bianco.- Fosso Bianco
  • Fosso Bianco is also known as the "white whale."- Fosso Bianco
  • Fosso Bianco Hot Springs.- Fosso Bianco
  • There are small pools scattered among the rock formations.- Fosso Bianco
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Many pools to choose from. Mineral rich mud. Waterfalls. Unique and beautiful scenery.
Cons: 
Smell of sulfur. Moderate congestion.
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Region:
Other,
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Number of pools: 
15
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Parking meter
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Water temperature: 
98.60 °F (37.00 °C)
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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Among the vineyards and rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside you can find some of the most spectacular and beautiful hot springs in all of Italy. Bagni San Filippo, located in the province of Siena, Italy, offers a number of waterfalls and thermal pools for soaking and relaxing that have been visited for centuries. The healing waters offer a great place to take a dip and a give oneself a mineral-rich mud bath year round.

The calciferous formations, steaming pools and waterfalls can be found scattered along a creek in the woods on the outskirts of town. There is metered parking along the winding narrow road, and several short paths that lead down to the creek. The first path at the top of the hill will bring you down to the uppermost set of pools. Here you will find a tier of about five pools overlooking a small waterfall and cold water creek. These are the least sulfurous pools in the area and give off the least amount of smell. From here you can cross the creek and make your way down stream to the next set of pools. You will see a bridge crossing the creek to larger shallow pools at the base of a large white calciferous formation. This path across the bridge also leads back up to the road and is considered the main point of entry for the springs. These larger shallow pools don't hold the heat as well and tend to cool off faster than some of the others.

Continuing down creek, the next set of tiered pools has a deep layer of mineral-rich setiment perfect for a mud bath. The smaller pool off to the side in this series is very hot and not suitable for bathing. Following the path downstream you will eventually make your way to an area known as Fosso Bianco or the "white whale." Here you will find cascading waterfalls and blue pools littering the side of a large calciferous formaion said to resemble the mouth of a whale. When climbing up to the pools, be careful where you step because the spring water comes out of the ground at 48 degrees Celsius at the source. If you continue downstream from Fosso Bianco you will find a modern day spa and more pools along the creek for relaxtion. If you feel as though a shower is necessary after your dip in the springs, the spa has showers available to visitors for a small fee.

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