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Radicofani and Val d'Orcia
The spas and mountains around Siena
Enjoy Siena's relaxing and colorful countryside in Autumn
Fall is in the air, and there's a festival every weekend at Amiata, an area exuding the strong scent of mushrooms and chestnuts. Come see this historic medieval town, where you can check out restaurants offering tasty menus and excellent wines and enjoy the many festivals livening up the area.

You can also choose to spend your weekend at Terme San Filippo in the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular spa resorts in Tuscany.
Hotel Posta Marcucci in Bagno Vignoni
Hotel Posta Marcucci in Bagno Vignoni- Credit:  Hotel Posta Marcucci

The place is characterized by the striking limestone deposits formed by hot sulphurous thermal waters. Since the Middle Ages, the area has hosted countless famous people in history, including Lorenzo the Magnificent. The Terme San Filippo, just 60 km from Siena, combines a hotel, restaurant, wellness area and spa pool in a single complex. Here, especially at sunset, the Bagno Vignoni is a must-see attraction. Located in the center of the village in the "Square of the springs," this rectangular, sixteenth-century pool contains a thermal water source (hot and steaming) that flows from the underground volcanic aquifer.

Radicofani Tower
Radicofani Tower- Credit:  Visit Tuscany

Nearby you can also visit the medieval village of Radicofani, the Rocca dei Cavalieri or the Rocca di Ghino di Tacco. Another great place to see is Abbadia, where you can descend into a mine accompanied by former miners. Don't miss the mining museum and the Abbey of San Salvatore consecrated in 1035. Check out the Rocca a Tintinnano and the Castiglione d’Orcia, both offering panoramic views and an array of artistic treasures.

A stay at Terme San Filippo also offers the chance to get in touch with nature through physical activities: you'll find numerous trails for walking, cycling, horseback riding or even skiing in the winter.

Info: termebenessere.terresiena.it.

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