Cascate del Mulino, Saturnia

4.5
#1 of 526 in Parks in Tuscany
Must see · Hot Spring · Waterfall
Plunge into Cascate del Mulino, a natural thermal bath located in a spa town that has been inhabited since ancient times. At this location, 800 l (211 gal) of water gush into a large natural pond every second, flowing over a waterfall and down a series of natural pools carved into the rock. The water is comfortably warm at about 37 C (98.6 F), and is said to possess healing properties exploited since before the Roman era. Though the water is believed to be healthy, it also smells a bit like eggs because of its high sulfur content, so don’t wear your best swimsuit. There are no real tourist facilities here, so bring your own towel, slippers, and bathrobe, as well as some drinking water and a light snack. Cascate del Mulino is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • There are visible signs of dis-respect to this awesome site. Lots of garbage and cigarette butt everywhere. Crowded and no control of any sort. This is bad.  more »
  • First of all I have to underline the fact that for free Thermal baths, the water is not so bad. And you also have free parking. For all the rest: people and place I would say a big No NO. Is an open.....  more »
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  • I arrived there in mid-August in full day. it was extremely hot. the parking lot is large but it was full. there is only an old terrace that had a toilet where there was a large row to be expected. he was the only one in the area otherwise. it is true that it is a place where you pay neither parking nor entrance but I would prefer to pay and have civilized toilets, an umbrella for a little shade. you actually had nowhere to sit in the shade. after making a 2 hour hike on the streamers and after seeing the net we expected something else entirely. I took a bath that lasted 10 minutes. the water was very hot outside terribly hot. Unfortunately, the place could be beautifully arranged. You can get here in the winter to see something to enjoy the scenery.
  • This place is advertised as Saturnia in some places. Saturnia is actually a thermal spa you pay for and if you put “Saturnia” into your GPS you will struggle finding it. So based on pictures we were very interested in visiting this place so we drove 2 hours to get here and actually spent less than an hour. I did not feel it was worth a 2 hour drive compared to all the other places we visited. The good: Stunning little place, nice powerful waterfall. Advise: come prepared- lots of people, if you don’t get a place near the shaded areas bring an umbrella. Bring water shoes as walking on those stones can be painful. Do not bring kids especially if they are fussy... better as an adult chill zone rather than for kids. What was especially off putting were some tiny red worms that are alive and in the water...they are everywhere but a google search seems to indicate that they are harmless. I still wasn’t keen on going back in after seeing the worms Whilst it was worth seeing driving 2 hours was not a good idea unless we had planned to see something else. The base of the waterfall has a lot of people struggling to get a position. I think it’s 3.5 stars. Worth seeing if you are nearby

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