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San Casciano dei Bagni

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At 582 metres above sea level, San Casciano dei Bagni is a small town in the province of Siena with just 2000 inhabitants. The surrounding territory, which abounds in hills and woods – surrounded by Monte Cetona, Monte Amiata and Monte Radicofani – includes Celle sul Rigo and Palazzone.

The thermal baths of San Casciano have been known since antiquity, first by the Etruscans and later by the Romans. Archaeological digs have in fact unearthed abundant treasures from this period, such as the carved stone that refers to Triaria, wife of Emperor Vitellius. Under Rome the baths were well known with the name of Fontes Clusinae and the therapeutic properties of the waters are mentioned in works by the great poet Virgil.

The San Casciano dei Bagni basin extends for roughly 300 hectares and the waters are classified as hypo-thermal, sulphate, calcite and magnesiate. The waters emerge from 42 springs at a temperature of roughly 40°C in a myriad of small waterfalls that attract many tourists.
The San Casciano town council runs a small spa centre here in partnership with Italterme, the firm that also manages the baths of Saturnia. There are plans to build other spa centres and new hotels, with a view to increasing the town’s reception capacity and make correct use of all the water springs whilst not ruining the natural environment.

The waters of San Casciano are particularly suited for mud therapy, massages and inhalations. Mud therapy is used for skin treatments, beauty treatments and vaginal irrigations. Mud balenotherapy is employed for curing rheumatic illnesses, while the inhalations available at the spa are exceptional in the treatment of respiratory pathologies such as rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, adenoiditis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis and tracheo-bronchitis.

San Casciano dei Bagni also boasts a number of interesting buildings and monuments. The Church of became the seat of the Confraternity of Sant’Antonio in 1500 and the town’s oldest sight is a 5th century AD pagan temple. In Piazza Matteotti there is a castle known as the Castello Turrito, built in 1911 and surrounded by a large garden. Right in the middle of town is the Church of the Santissima Concezione, founded by the Capuchins in 1579. Of the public buildings of San Casciano, perhaps the most eye-catching is Palazzo Lombardi, with its tower.

 

All'inizio

  General information
Town map 
Siena in the Renaissance 
Siena in the Middle Ages 
Siena in Antiquity 

  Transport in town
Town Map Siena 

  Transport out of town
Train services 

  Where to Stay
Historical Residences 
Hotels 
Farm Holidays and Country Houses  
Residence, Apartments 
Bed & Breakfasts 

  OFFERS & LAST MINUTE
Reservation Services Siena 
Last Minute Siena 

  Where to eat and drink
Disco Dancing 
Restaurants 
Pubs & Wine Bar 

  Education
Siena University 
University for Foreigners 

  Art and monuments
Palazzo Piccolomini and Palazzo delle Papesse 
Palazzo Chigi-Saracini 
Palazzo d’Elci degli Alessi 
Loggia della Mercanzia 
Palazzo Sansedoni 
Palazzo Chigi-Zondadari 
Fonte Gaia fountain 
Carthusian Monastery of Pontignano  
Forte di Santa Barbara 

  Art and religion
Church of Sant’Agostino 
The Duomo – The Cathedral of the Assunta 
Church of the Osservanza  
The Oratory of San Bernardino 
Church of San Francesco 
Short Biography of St Catherine of Siena  
St Catherine Sanctuary 
Church of S. Niccolò al Carmine 

  Museums and galleries
The Museo Civico 
Bologna-Buonsignori museum 
Accademia dei Fisiocritici 
I Musei Senesi 

  Art and tourist attractions
Cappella di Piazza 
The Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia 
Piazza del Campo 
The Montagnola Senese and the Fortified Village of Sovicille 
The Castles of Belcaro and Quattro Torri 

  The Palio of Siena
The Origins 
The July and August Palio 
The Contrade 
The Days of the Palio 
The Drappellone 
The Eve of the Palio 
The Corteo Storico Procession 
The Race 
The Patron Saint and Oratory of Each Contrada 
Weekly Appointments in each Contrada from April onwards 

  Sightseeing
Via di Città (formerly Via Galgaria), Siena’s Most Elegant Street 
Croce del Travaglio Place 
From Piazza del Campo to the Duomo Along Via di Città 
The Curves of Piazza del Campo 
Costarella dei Barbieri street 
Borgo d’Ovile 
The Terzo of Camollia – main streets 
Casato di Sopra e Casato di Sotto 
Terzo di San Martino district  
The Terzo di Città District - Via Stalloreggi, Via San Quirico 
The Terzo di Città District – The Pinacoteca Nazionale 

  What to see & do
Wedding in Siena 
Golf courses in Siena and Tuscany 
Wedding in Tuscany - Siena area 
San Casciano dei Bagni 
Chianciano Terme 
Bagni San Filippo 
Bagno Vignoni 
Rapolano Terme - Baths of San Giovanni and Baths of the Antica Querciolaia 
The Countryside around Siena and its Thermal Water Springs 

  Monte Amiata
Monte Amiata - nature tourism the year round 
SkiPass Monte Amiata 
WebCam sul Monte Amiata 
Meteo Monte Amiata 

  Specials - Out of town
Gift Ideas for traveling 
The Val d’Orcia and Its Main Towns 
Pienza - the old town centre 
Montepulciano - the old town centre 
San Quirico d’Orcia - the old town centre 
Montalcino and the Land of Brunello 
The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the Crete 
The Crete Senesi 
Castellina in Chianti and the Via Chiantigiana Towards Siena 
Siena and Southern Chianti - from the Castle of Montalto to the Castle of Brolio and on to the Castle of Meleto 
The Chianti Hills - Monte Calvo, Monte Luco and Monte San Michele 
Cortona and the Valdichiana 
San Gimignano - The old town centre and its major sights 
The Val d’Elsa - Monteriggioni and Colle di Val d’Elsa 
Along the Old Via Francigena 

  Typical products
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